The Lint Center Dedicates Newly Created Scholarship to Honor Corporal Christopher J. Coffland

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc, a non-profit charity, focused on supporting the educational pursuits of the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, today formally announced the dedication of its ‘Quest for Knowledge’ scholarship to honor United States Army, Corporal Christopher J. Coffland.  CPL Coffland was assigned to the 323rd Military Intelligence Battalion and was killed in action during Operation Enduring Freedom in Wardak Province, Afghanistan on November 13, 2009.

The winner of the ‘Quest for Knowledge’ Scholarship will receive $500 to cover educational expenses in addition to a one year subscription to STRATFOR’s global team of intelligence professionals which provides an audience of decision-makers and sophisticated news consumers in the U.S. and around the world with unique insights into political, economic, and military developments.

“My family and I are pleased that the Lint Center has seen fit to dedicate a scholarship to honor my brother’s service and his unending quest for knowledge,” said Lynn Coffland. “Chris traveled the world finding new and exciting things; taking him into the world of professional football in Finland, to Australia as a lacrosse coach, and eventually to Afghanistan with the U.S. Army. We hope that the Lint Center scholarship will serve to help another individual pursue their dreams and continue in their own personal quest of knowledge, ultimately to make a lasting, positive impact much like Chris.”

“The Lint Center understands and values the enormous sacrifice of America’s Armed Forces,” said James R. Lint, Chairman and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “CPL Coffland’s continual pursuit of knowledge led him to serve this nation in a time of need. His example and his ultimate sacrifice is a testament to the commitment and patriotism of all those who serve this nation in uniform. We are honored to be dedicating a scholarship in CPL Coffland’s name because his legacy will serve as a reminder to all American’s of the importance of making a difference in this world though action and deed.”

About Corporal Christopher J. Coffland:

United States Army, CPL Christopher J. Coffland was assigned to the 323rd Military Intelligence Battalion and was killed in action during Operation Enduring Freedom in Wardak Province, Afghanistan on November 13, 2009. A dedicated, brave and courageous American, Corporal Coffland received two Bronze Stars for bravery and a Purple Heart among other medals for his service. For more information about CPL Christopher J. Coffland, please visit the Scholarships Page.

About the ‘Quest for Knowledge Scholarship:

The ‘Quest for Knowledge’ Scholarship will be awarded to the most qualified applicant who embodies a continual thirst for knowledge and has demonstrated a commitment to improving one’s self. Additional information regarding the application requirements can be found at the Scholarships Page.

The deadline for scholarship applications is July 31, 2010. 

 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, their children and scholars, and to advance the study of National Security, cross-cultural studies, and global understanding. The Center, an IRS approved charity, is Veteran and minority operated and managed. For more information and to view details regarding semi-annual scholarship opportunities, please visit www.LintCenter.org.