Yale Undergrad Receives Prestigious Lint Center Scholarship


Lint Center for National Security Studies Announces 2016 Lee and Byun Scholarship International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit organization focused on supporting the next generation of America’s National Security professionals through scholarship and mentoring opportunities, today announced the award of the 2016 Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness scholarship.

Julie Slama, a student at Yale University, was awarded the Lint Center’s Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship for Ms. Slama’s continued and evident educational interest in global affairs. Ms. Slama’s personal story demonstrated a keen understanding and passion for international relations, cultural awareness, as well as the importance of willful determination. Her desire to pursue a degree in Global Affairs with a concentration in International Security demonstrated a strong understanding off the complexities of the operating environment of resolving long-standing issues including the role of the United States in the ongoing conflict between Iran and Israel.

“Receiving the Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship from the Lint Center is a great honor,” said Julie Slama. “Being recognized for my policy analysis efforts in the discipline of international relations is wonderful, being named the recipient of an award named after two inspiring figures is deeply humbling and gratifying.  I look forward to continuing my studies, becoming an active member in the Lint Center’s mentoring program, and leveraging the financial and knowledge resources provided to me through this scholarship to further my academic pursuits. I am truly grateful to the Lint Center for this honor.

“The importance of cultural understanding and awareness in the field as well as practical world of international relations can not be overstated,” observed Dr. Anna Hyonjoo Lint, Vice Chairwoman of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “Ms. Slama demonstrated a keen awareness and acute appreciation of these principles so the Lint Center is delighted to support her continued educational development as well career progression. We expect great things and wish to congratulate her on the success she has earned to date.”

“All of the Lint Center scholarship recipients are individuals who will strive to make our world a better place and with the Lee and Byun Scholarship we recognize that Ms. Slama is a pioneer for positive change,” added Mrs. Sharon Eaton, a long-term Lint Center benefactor and an American Gold Star Mother.

The Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship was created to identify and recognize individuals who display a passion, understanding, and appreciation of international relations, cultural awareness, and the impact pioneers for positive change can achieve. The Lint Center Scholarship Committee considers the personal essay, scholarship essay and recommendations when identifying the recipient of the $500 scholarship award.

Due to the generosity and continued support of the world’s leading private intelligence company, Strategic Forecasting, Inc. (www.stratfor.com), Julia Slama will also receive a one-year subscription to Stratfor’s Subscription Service which includes industry leading intelligence reports providing situational awareness, geopolitical analysis, and analytically rigorous forecasting.

About Stratfor:

Stratfor is a leading geopolitical intelligence and consulting firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world. By placing global events in a geopolitical framework, the company helps customers and subscribers anticipate opportunities and better understand the broader impact of regional and international developments. Full analysis on global events and more details on the company can be found on Stratfor’s website at www.stratfor.com.

About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) organization awards award merit-based scholarships and mentoring programs for students pursuing careers in national service with a particular focus on counterintelligence, military intelligence, national security and cross-cultural studies. The Center is Veteran and minority operated and managed. It awards scholarships semi-annually in both January and July. For more information, please visit https://www.lintcenter.org/.