Since 2007, Lint Center has granted 57 awards ranging from $500 to $2000.

Scholarship submissions are every January and July.

Mr. Timothy W. Coleman Named New CEO and President 20 September 2019

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Lint Center for National Security Studies is to foster and further the educational development and opportunities for the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security Workers.  The Center focuses on empowering individuals, enhancing the study of national security issues, and enabling emerging leaders to be mentored by established current-and-former industry experts.

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization created to award merit-based scholarships for Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, their children and scholars, and to advance the study of National Security, cross-cultural studies, and global understanding.
The Center aims to:

  1. Identify promising individuals and assist in educational pursuits through scholarship initiatives
  2. Provide talented individuals with a meaningful leadership development mentoring program by current-and-former Counterintelligence and National Security Workers
  3. Create a forum for the dissemination and discussion of National Security Studies through the Center’s online Web-portal
  • All donations and contributions to the Lint Center are allocated solely to the Center’s scholarship funds.

  • All actions and activities by the Lint Center are conducted by unpaid staff and volunteers.

  • The Center is Veteran and minority operated and managed.

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., was founded in 2007, as a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization that was created to award merit-based scholarships and to provide mentoring programs for individuals pursuing careers in intelligence, counterintelligence and national security.

More than 200 mentors, seasoned practitioners in their field, volunteer through the Lint Center to show younger people what they can do in the Intelligence Community. This enhances the study of national security issues, cross-cultural studies, global understanding, cyber intelligence, and creates a natural bridge for the next generation to acquire knowledge about the industry, as they consider career options.

Established current-and-former industry experts mentor emerging leaders to provide invaluable insight to those who wish to follow in the footsteps of national service. Scholarships are awarded biannually in July and January.

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