Lint Center for National Security Studies Awards Scholarship to Electrical Engineering graduate student and former Air Force National Guard, Greg Williamson
The Lint Center, 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 Greg Williamson was awarded the Mr. Jack McCoy Scholarship. This scholarship award aims to support undergraduate and post-graduate educational pursuits of scholars interested in National Security.
Lint Center scholarship winners are chosen on various grounds but are all well-rounded individuals whom the scholarship namesake would be or would have been proud to be represented by. They must have soaring letters of recommendation, a good transcript, a pointed essay on Counterintelligence or National Security, and a personal essay that introduces the applicant-winner to the Scholarship Board. Most of all, the scholarship winners must possess a presence of being that undoubtedly epitomizes one of a future National Security professional: a potential for leadership, integrity of character, and clear determination.
“I couldn’t be more excited [to receive the McCoy scholarship]. I can’t wait to discover more about the opportunities ahead to serve my country and use my talents to make changes and protect our nation’s core values,” said Greg Williamson, an Electrical Engineering student at the University of New Orleans. “The award and the Lint Center’s vast mentor base will be a great asset as I seek to complete my Engineering Degree and pursue post-graduate opportunities.”
“The Lint Center is delighted to award the 2012 Mr. Jack McCoy Scholarship to Mr. Williamson,” said Mr. James Lint, Chairman and CEO of the Lint Center. “The Center and the Scholarship Review Committee were extremely impressed with the sum of Mr. Williamson’s scholarship application. Aside from the personal qualities that Mr. Williamson holds, the Lint Center found Mr. Williamson’s essay on the importance of personal ambassadorship in international relations to be a particularly pointed match with the nature of the McCoy scholarship. Mr. Jack McCoy was a great personal ambassador to many foreign students in USA, and he represented USA well when he traveled. Mr. Williamson’s passion and self-derived determination speaks magnitudes about what kind of person he is, and the kind of people we are proud to have represent the Lint Center. We look forward to working with Mr. Williamson and pairing him with a mentor who can advise him and help him identify how best to apply his talents.”
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About the Jack McCoy Scholarship:
The Mr. Jack McCoy Scholarship was established in honor of Mr. McCoy, a former Sailor with an expertise in Southeast Asia. Mr. McCoy had a great understanding of cultural differences and a love for volunteering with college kids.
Dr. Anna Hyonjoo Lint, Vice-chairwoman and Chief Operations Officer of the Lint Center, describes Mr. McCoy as, “an example of what is great in the United States. Mr. McCoy had a great understanding of cultural differences, the sort of understanding that helped him become a great unofficial ambassador.”
About Greg Williamson:
Gregory Williamson is an Alabama Gulf Coast native who has been accepted to the University of New Orleans College of Engineering for the Fall of 2012. Mr. Williamson attended Auburn University from 1995 to 2002 and majored in Graphic Design. While at Auburn, Mr. Williamson owned and published a private newspaper and also enlisted into the Air Force National Guard, serving as an A1C in the 232nd Combat Communications Squadron in Montgomery, Alabama. Following a class research project and presentation about the oil spill and its effects on the environment and oil industry, Mr. Williamson became a volunteer deckhand in the Gulf Oil Spill clean-up efforts, as an official member of the Gulf Oil Spill Task Force, later being hired on part-time by the Captain of the vessel, for his abilities as a Project Manager.
To read his full biography and winning essay, please visit the Scholarship Winners page.
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.