New Partnership Establishes $1000 Annual IAFIE Scholarship to Support Scholarship Initiatives
The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit dedicated to fostering the educational development of the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, and the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE), the leading international organization for Intelligence Education, today announced a new partnership to forward their shared mission of empowering emerging leaders in the national security and intelligence fields through education and scholarship initiatives.
With IAFIE’s annual donation of $1,000, the Lint Center will establish an annual IAFIE Scholarship in recognition of their support of the Lint Center’s mission to award merit-based scholarships for Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, their children and scholars.
“IAFIE is delighted to partner with the Lint Center in the establishment of this scholarship,” said Dr. Larry Valero, President of IAFIE. “The Lint Center has been at the forefront of promoting vitally important careers in intelligence through its scholarship efforts. The mission of IAFIE perfectly dovetails with the Lint Center’s pursuit to support highly talented and deserving students aiming to serve their country in a national security capacity.”
In addition to the new scholarship award, IAFIE will assist the Lint Center in their mentor program and Virtual Archives for National Security project to preserve National Security history.
The Lint Center’s mentor program provides talented individuals interested in pursuing careers in national service the opportunity to interact, correspond, and work with real-world practitioners. 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.
“IAFIE is one of the foremost groups focused on cultivating the development of the future intelligence professional,” said James R. Lint, CEO at the Lint Center. “This focus closely aligns with the Lint Center’s objectives. I believe this new partnership and scholarship donation mark the beginning of a very rewarding relationship that will play a pivotal role in advancing the intelligence profession.”
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 biannually 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, please visit www.LintCenter.org.
About the International Association for Intelligence Education:
The International Associated for Intelligence Education is the leading international organization for Intelligence Education. The Association was formed in June 2004 as a result of a gathering of sixty plus intelligence studies trainers and educators at the Sixth Annual International Colloquium on Intelligence at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. The mission of the Association is to advance research, knowledge and professional development in intelligence education. For more information, please visit www.iafie.org.