Lint Center Awards Two Scholarships for Mid-Year 2008 which increased the number of highly qualified applicants.” Lint continued, “We received numerous submissions from veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as active duty personnel. This round of competition clearly demonstrates the need for more scholarship awards and the Lint Center will continue to build its financial base to help recognize great people with great potential to improve America’s National Security.”

About the Scholarship Program:

Scholarship applicants were required to submit essay’s addressing an issue of Counterintelligence, National Defense, and/or National Security. Applicants were encouraged to clearly articulate original thoughts, ideas, and experiences as it pertains to the topic. Ground-breaking pioneering ideas, solutions, and recommendations were strongly desired. Essays were judged on scholarly rigor, creativity, and innovation. Authors were urged to be interdisciplinary in their thinking, assessments, and essay formulation.

About the Lint Center:

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-

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.