Lint Center Announces Deadline for Spring 2010 National Security Scholarships

Lint Center for National Security Studies Announces Four Spring Scholarships for Eligible Students; Deadline January 31, 2010

The Lint Center for National Security Studies today announced it would award four scholarships in spring 2010; the fast-approaching deadline for student applications is January 31, 2010. The Lint Center, a non-profit charity based in Aberdeen, Md., hosts twice-annual merit-based scholarship competitions to encourage and advance the study of national security, cross-cultural studies, and global understanding.

“We are pleased to offer these scholarships, and inspire a new generation of leaders in diplomacy and national security,” said James Lint, Chairman of the Lint Center for National Security Studies.

In addition to receiving a scholarship to help defray the cost of tuition and books, the Lint Center for National Security Studies provides scholarship winners the opportunity to have a mentor from the counterintelligence or national security profession who can provide career guidance.

The Lint Center’s four spring 2010 scholarships are as follows:

  • Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr., Scholarship ($1,000)

    Initiated in 2008 in memory of Staff Sgt. Richard Eaton, a United States Army counterintelligence special agent and Bronze Star recipient, this scholarship provides $1,000 to recipients pursuing scholastic study in fields related to alliance building, counterintelligence, cultural understanding, and national security studies.

  • Mr. Jack McCoy Scholarship ($500)

    Named in honor of Korean War Navy veteran Jack McCoy, this $500 scholarship will be awarded to the student whose exceptional essay outlines diplomatic approaches to solve world problems or articulates the importance of personal diplomacy to demonstrate the impact one person or group can have to change the opinion of others around the world.

  • Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship ($500)

    New this year, this $500 scholarship is named in honor of Eekwon Lee and Jongja Byun, individuals who succeeded in the face of near insurmountable odds after the Korean War and now serve as a beacon of hope to all who aspire for freedom, excellence, and self-made success. This scholarship recognizes the most outstanding applicant who displays a passion, understanding, and appreciation of international relations, cultural awareness, and the impact pioneers for positive change can achieve.

  • Ben Franklin Scholarship ($500)

    Named in honor of American statesman and diplomat Ben Franklin, the Ben Franklin Scholarship, initiated in 2009, provides $500 to help defray the costs of undergraduate and graduate studies to recipients pursuing scholastic study related to America’s use of diplomacy or “soft power,” and the tangible benefits of cultural awareness in international affairs to ensure America’s security at home and aboard.

The Lint Center of National Security Studies encourages participation of all students and scholars of any race, color, or national or ethnic origin. Students applying for these awards must complete an application form, available online, and provide:

  • a 600-800 word essay on the topic of national security or counterintelligence, as outlined in the scholarship description;
  • a faculty or supervisor recommendation;
  • digital photograph;
  • resume or one-page personal essay articulating the student’s personal goals and why such a scholarship would be beneficial.

Questions can be directed to the Lint Center Scholarship Committee at

About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501(c)3 organization created to award merit-based scholarships for counterintelligence and national security workers nationwide, their children, and scholars, and to advance the study of national security, cross-cultural studies, and global understanding. Scholarships are awarded twice-yearly, in January and July. The Center is veteran and minority-operated and managed.