Columbia University Undergrad Receives Prestigious Lint Center Scholarship

The Lint Center for National Security Studies Announces Summer 2016 Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint 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 Summer 2016 Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship.

Mr. Andrew Ertl, an undergrad at Columbia University in New York, was awarded the Lint Center’s Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship for his work in relation to global affairs.

Mr. Ertl’s personal experience in the Marine Corps saw him traveling to US embassies abroad allowing him to develop a unique perspective on international relations. While studying at Colombia University, he and his classmates were selected to visit Japan to improve cross-cultural ties between future American and Japanese leaders. Mr. Ertl hopes to graduate this year and continue his educational and professional development by pursuing graduate studies.

“I couldn’t be more thankful to Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint for their encouragement and support,” remarked Mr. Ertl. “But like former Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship winner and current Lint Center Vice President, Tim Coleman says, ‘the check was nice, but the contacts and mentoring are worth much more than the check, many times over.’”

Mr Ertl added, “The Lint Center for National Security Studies operates under the core values of service, scholarship, and stewardship, values that are very similar to the Marine Corps’ values of honor, courage, and commitment.  Both intersect and represent how we should live our lives in service to others. It is my desire to continue serving the country that has given me so much.  It is an honor, and I am deeply humbled to be able to do so while affiliated with the Lint Center for National Security Studies.  “

“We have not had many Marines apply,” stated Mr, James Lint, Chairman of the Lint Center. “Mr. Andrew Ertl shows that Marines still make well-rounded citizens and have the potential to further their expertise in the intelligence community. His military experience and multiple tours overseas in the Embassy Marine program speaks to his global perspective. His desire to continue on from his Marine career to his studies in Columbia University shows persistence – a fine trait for our national security workers.”

Dr. Anna H. Lint, Co-Founder of the Lint Center for National Security Studies, stated: “Languages skills for those representing the US government and for those employed in the intelligence community are essential. Mr. Ertl demonstrates these abilities with his German aptitude at Columbia University. As it has been shocking to see the lack of foreign communicative skills of government workers during my many years overseas, it is great to see this award going to an individual with foreign-language and foreign-travel skills and experience.”

Lint Center scholarships are intended for individuals who will strive to make our world a better place and with the Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship we recognize that Mr. Ertl is a pioneer for positive change,” added Mr. Tim Coleman, the Vice President of the Lint Center.

The Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship was created to help further the education and career development of individuals interested in international affairs, counterintelligence, and national security. “Through the generosity of Jim and Anna, this new scholarship initiative will strengthen and reaffirm the importance of identifying potential National Security workers who demonstrate a sincere commitment to preserving American security,” said Ms. Kay Lee Nicholas, Executive Board Member, Lint Center for National Security Studies. “This scholarship will support individuals who clearly demonstrate a propensity to serve, a desire to expand their scholarly skills in cross-cultural studies, and who offer creative solutions to today’s great security challenges in the global context in which national security leaders operate.”

This press release was prepared by Lint Center volunteer, Zarek Shaikh.

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