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competitions annually for a three year period and available as funds
Mr. Jack McCoy Scholarship
Mr. McCoy was in the US Navy in Korea during the Korean War. He also has many years of being a great representative of America to foreign college students in Oklahoma City, OK. He has been so helpful and setting the example of what is great about America for many years. This scholarship was set up as a small thank you for his outstanding service to his country and fellow mankind. We also thank the donor for this scholarship in Mr. McCoy's name. The donor has used this to express her appreciation for Mr. McCoy's wonderful support many years ago.
To honor this great American write an essay with the topic of personal diplomacy, outside of normal diplomatic channels. This can be focused on personal diplomacy successes that can show the impact of one person/group to change the opinion of others around the world. This could also be focused on changes in diplomatic approaches to solve world problems.
I was born of parents of Scotch/Irish and English decent in Cleburne, Texas, Johnson County on May 18, 1929. This was the year of the Great Depression. Adversity and hard times during my formative years built in me strength and determination that I could provide for my self. Favorable work ethics leads me to Cleburne High Schools DECA program – Distributive Education Clubs of America where I worked at a men’s store, Singer Sewing Center and for Sears - Sears Roebuck and Company.
After graduation in 1948 I enlisted for three years in the U. S. Navy to see the world in what I thought was the “peace time” Navy. My enlistment was extended to four years while serving aboard an Ocean Fleet Tug during the Korean War.
Early Navy travels opened my world up to many ports and islands in the Pacific – Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, Kwajalein, Yap, Wake, Midway, Eniwetok, Johnston Island, and Panama in the Canal Zone.
With the outbreak of the Korean War we left the waters of the Pacific for the Yellow Sea (West Sea) and the East Sea (Sea of Japan.) that surrounds the Korean Peninsular. I was given the opportunity to visit foreign ports and cultures of the Far East: Incheon, Pusan (Busan), Yang Yang, Sok-cho in South Korea and in North Korea the ports of Wonson and Hungnam (Hamhung), also the Japanese ports of Yokosuka, Yokohama, Nagasaki, Sasebo and Tokyo.
After my honorable discharge in 1952 a quest for knowledge and a profession led me to attain a BS degree in Secondary Education from Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas. While there I studied Far East and European History as well.
Marriage to my wife, Marjorie Ann Dover from Oklahoma, teaching and various endeavors over the years provided me with a business career, farming, and oil and gas lease production. We had only the one daughter, Denise Ann (deceased). She had one daughter, Donna who has three boys: Jarrett, Chandler and Caleb – my great grandsons.
My wife and I returned to Korea in 1983 on a Revisit Program sponsored by the Korean Government for Korean War Veterans. I suppose me and the service men from the different branches of service experienced what is today called “closure”, a very emotional occasion.
My many and frequent trips to Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Guatemala as well as Hawaii and the Caribbean has brought me in touch with the international community. Northwest Baptist Church and All Nations Church – Korean Connection Church, the Vietnam Community Church and the huge number of Oklahoma City University TESOL students (Teaching English as a Second Language) has allowed me to make lasting and meaningful friendships with peoples from many nations..
The world is at our doorstep, yet the majority of foreign students who come to our shores never enter an American home. World peace is at our doorstep if we demand it from our leaders. We must expend the energy to understand one another, make the commitment to communicate through travel, the internet, satellite communication, exchange programs, Friendship Family Programs, and programs that embrace our international brothers and sisters in brotherly love.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow kindness and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad wholesome, charitable view of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” MARK TWAIN, Innocents Abroad.
We are to be an instrument of peace, and take care of our planet and have concern for each other – not be part of the problem, but part of the world’s solution, so all can live in peace and harmony – a world of people, by the people, and for the people with liberty and justice for all.
The terrorist of today could be our friends of tomorrow if we use the greatest weapon of all time, love – loving our neighbor as our self, acceptance and appreciation of differences, a strong desire for justice, and an effort to understand with enduring patience – coupled with kindness, politeness, civility, generosity and true concern for ---“every tribe and language and people and nation.” Revelations 5:9NIV.
Billy Jack Mc Coy
November 30, 2008
Information on the 2009 winner is posted.
- Help smart innovative scholars to attend college and contribute to National Security, Freedom and build better alliances
- Create a forum for idea generation to aid national security
- Assist scholars in getting published
- Give back to society and National Security
- Mentor and help those that may help the nation and freedom in the future
This program is offered to help further the education and career development of scholars, especially in the areas of International Affairs, Counterintelligence and National Security. Workers in these fields and their children are encouraged to apply with the goal of improving national security and global understanding.
Based upon availability, a minimum of one scholarship will be awarded per year. The amount and number of the scholarships will be determined by the amount of donated money that is available each year. Scholarship funds are intended for the cost of tuition and fees for classes only. Room and Board will not be funded. Candidates who do not win the Mr. Jack McCoy Scholarship will be eligible for other scholarships such as the Virginia Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship and Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship.
Publish scholar's papers on National Security at Lint Center for National Security Studies. In addition to the monetary award, a National Security Professional is available to mentor the award winner, if requested.
CAPSTONE Essay: Prepare an 600-800 word essay in English fully explaining one of the goals or concepts of The Lint Center for National Security Studies. This must be your thoughts, feelings, ideas or experiences pertaining to Counterintelligence, National Security, Alliance Building, and/or National Defense. Ground-breaking innovative ideas/solutions are desired. Essays will be judged on scholarly rigor, creativity and innovation. Authors are encouraged to be interdisciplinary in their thinking. The author of the essay will be judged by former Counterintelligence Special Agents. Write an essay with the topic of personal diplomacy, outside of normal diplomatic channels. This can be focused on personal diplomacy successes that can show the impact of one person/group to change the opinion of others around the world. This could also be focused on changes in diplomatic approaches to solve world problems
[Not to be included in the document word count is a complete bibliography along with standard collegiate-style footnotes to illustrate and highlight your thought processes and supportive corollary visual aids. Use of bar charts, graphs and other illustrations to include video or CGI materials must also include any copyright notifications and usage permissions, if required, and must be concise and directly related to your submitted material]
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