Lint Center Launches Scholarship Fund for Pioneers of Unfettered Freedom, Excellence, and Entrepreneurship

Lint Center for National Security Studies Announces Scholarship Honoring The Achievement of Pioneering Legacy’s Foremost Pioneers: Eekwon Lee and Jongja Byun

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 09, 2013 – The Lint Center, a non-profit charity, focused on supporting the educational pursuits of the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence (CI) and National Security Workers, today formally announced the creation of the Eekwon Lee and Jongja Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship as part of the Center’s unveiling of the Pioneer Fund for Unfettered Freedom, Excellence, and Entrepreneurship. The newly established Pioneer’s Fund recognizes the contribution of individuals who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to freedom, a devotion to excellence, and an unbridled enthusiasm for entrepreneurship.

This scholarship will award $500 to the winning applicant to assist with tuition and other educational costs. The scholarship is open to both U.S. citizens and citizens of countries around the world. The deadline for scholarship consideration is January 31 each year. Each year will be a new scholarship competition.

Lee and Byun, the former a South Korean native noncombatant and the later, a born in North Korea woman who would become a refugee and internally displaced person during the Korean War (ca. 1950). Prior to being evacuated from the Chosen Reservoir to Pusan, Korea by U.S. military personnel, Byun’s father, a civilian, was summarily executed by Communists forces. Byun’s mother was able to ensure that two of her four daughters were evacuated to safety. In the end, Byun’s mother and two other sisters were forced to remain in Communist controlled North Korea. They have not been heard from since.

“I was taught at a very young age by my parents that education was a vital component of success,” said Soojoon Lee, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Kyung Hee University and the son of Lee and Byun. “My father learned English in order to supervise construction projects in Korea and he served as an inspiration for my own studies. My parents sacrifice is a testament to their faith in freedom and their dream to see me succeed. Their actions allowed me to live free of fear and want, overcome adversity, and secure the dream afforded by opportunity. This scholarship is intended to empower another who aspires to have a similar dream and who needs only a helping hand to have the opportunity afford by education to excel confidently..”

“The Lint Center is pleased to be creating the Pioneer Fund and we are proud to dedicate the first scholarship to commemorate the legacy of Eekwon Lee and Jongja Byun,” said James Lint, Chairman of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “Those who revere freedom, demonstrate an unbridled enthusiasm for liberty, and strive through hard work to secure the promise of opportunity – are the individuals whose legacy shall be honored as a Lint Center Pioneer. Lee and Byun took the hand circumstance provided and through hardwork, perseverance, and dedication to their personal cause became a success story; pioneering in the face of near insurmountable odds to overcome the daunting challenges life posed to them after the Korean War. Both Lee and Byun epitomize these characteristics and the Center is delighted to venerate their contribution, as a beacon of hope to all who aspire for freedom, excellence, and self-made success. They have set the example for others to follow and personally inspire me.”

The children of Eekwon Lee and Jongja Byun are the legacy of selfless sacrifice and the success of those who seize the opportunity of freedom – one is a Ph.D professor, another is a Bank Manager with two Masters Degrees, and two are administrators.

About the Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship:

The Eekwon Lee and Jongja Byun Scholarship seeks to identify and recognize the most outstanding applicant who displays a passion, understanding, and appreciation of international relations, cultural awareness, and the impact pioneers for positive change can achieve. (First awarded in 2009)

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, please visit www.LintCenter.org.

Lint Center for National Security Studies Unveils Its Inaugural Virtual Internship Program for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

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 the launch of the Center’s virtual summer internship program that is open continuously. The Lint Center is seeking high caliber candidates from multiple academic disciplines who are seeking substantive career-related work experience through internships and cooperative education positions – for credit or non-credit. The internship program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students seeking unpaid volunteer positions.

The Lint Center virtual summer internship program is seeking well qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in a wide variety of disciplines including liberal arts, communications, administration, computer science, graphics design, business, public administration, history, national security, intelligence as well as other applicable fields of study.

“The Lint Center’s continued growth and the increasing need to further the educational development of the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security Workers compels us to identify and recruit promising talent to assist the Center’s core mission,” said James R. Lint, Chairman and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “Our virtual summer internship will be demanding, but it will also be extremely rewarding and it is my hope tremendously beneficial for those up to the rigorous challenge of a Lint Center internship. In addition to learning the  real world skill experience, Lint Center interns will also have a chance to interact with many national security and counterintelligence professionals.”

For more information, visit our Virtual Internship Page.

 

Lint Center Unveils July Scholarship Competition

The Lint Center for National Security Studies is pleased to unveil two merit-based scholarship opportunities for its upcoming July 2013 scholarship competition. The recently announced scholarship opportunities will provide $2,000, participation in its widely herald mentoring program from experienced national security practitioners, as well as a complimentary annual subscription to STRATFOR, the leading provider of unparalleled geopolitical intelligence, analysis, and forecasting.

The deadline to submit applications for the following scholarships is July 31, 2013:

Winning applicants will be afforded an experienced national security practitioner-mentor, either connected with the winner’s field of interest or otherwise able to guide them in their path in choosing a field. With over 200 mentors, the Lint Center is well positioned to match emerging leaders with practitioners and other individuals who can provide the feedback, context, and contacts to expedite the development as well as streamline the learning curve of mentees. For more information about the Lint Center’s Mentoring Program, please visit our Mentors Page.

The Lint Center Scholarship Review Committee evaluates applicants on the strength of their academic records, essay on Counterintelligence or National Security, personal essay, resume, recommendation letters, and the likeliness and extent to which the applicant will take advantage of the opportunities afforded to them by the Lint Scholarship award and mentorship offering. To view the official requirements and to submit an application, please visit: To review the requirements and to submit an application, please visit our Scholarships Page.

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The Lint Center for National Security Studies has awarded 28 scholarships since 2007 and focuses on awarding merit-based scholarships for National Security Workers, their children and scholars, and to advance the study of National Security, cross-cultural studies, and global understanding. The Lint Center is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) charity, and it is Veteran and minority operated and managed. It offers scholarships semi-annually (twice a year, in January and July).

Lint Center Announces New Corporate Sponsorship

The Lint Center for National Security Studies Partners with a unique OPSEC specialist certification and credentialing professional society, the Operations Security Professionals Society

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 a corporate partnership between The Lint Center for National Security Studies and the Operations Security (OPSEC) Professionals Society. This new partnership will promote the advancement of both organizations’ corresponding and individual missions, bringing together pre-professionals and professionals for the greater understanding and advancement of diverse disciplines in the US National Security workforce.

The Lint Center for National Security Studies awards scholarships to well-rounded and talented student-applicants working toward entering the National Security workforce. Lint Center scholarships include a monetary, material, and networking opportunities to every winner, with monetary gifts ranging from $500-$1500 to be used for investments in education and development. The other two gifts, winners consider invaluable. These include: a year-long subscription to leading geo-political analysis and world-renowned forecasting organization, Stratfor, and an official introduction to the Lint Center’s vast mentor network with a matched one-on-one mentor from the National Security community in the scholarship winner’s area or organization of interest.

The Operations Security Professionals Society (OPS) is specialized professional society established to advance the interests of the United States and its allies. The OPS progresses towards the success of this mission by promoting the growth and refinement of the security discipline and process of Operational Security. For over 20 years, the Society has made a unique contribution to the field by both expanding the pool and of knowledge and unifying professionals, as well as maintaining its status for Operations Security Professionals.

“The Lint Center for National Security Studies and OPSEC Professionals Society partnership offers a potential and palpable benefit to the members and affiliates of both the Center and Society,” said Mr. James Lint, Chairman and CEO of the Lint Center. “The Lint Center is very pleased to be able to offer our scholarship winners the great value of specialized knowledge and networking of an organization like the OPS. We know that there cannot be enough said about the value of teaching and engaging the future of the National Security workforce with a key specialty of OPSEC for the US national security landscape.”

“The OPS and Lint Center partnership is an appreciable connection between two organizations with the same overarching goal: securing and advancing the interests of the United States,” said Dan Phillips, President of the OPSEC Professionals Society. “The young and talented students the Lint Center attracts for its scholarship competitions not only will benefit from the network of OPSEC professionals but also their pooled knowledge and experience. In turn, the Lint Center offers an impressive and diverse network of National Security and Counterintelligence professionals to OPS members and affiliates. It’s a win-win.”

With the partnership between the Lint Center and the OPSEC Professionals Society, the Lint Center will now be able to offer each scholarship winner a one-year unlimited access membership to OPS, including: newsletter, the OPSEC Journal, and other literature, Members Only Portal (MOP) communications and exposure to their valuable professional networks

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.

About the Lint Center January 2013 Scholarship Competition:

The Lint Center will be providing $1,500 in merit-based scholarships for the upcoming January 2013 scholarship competition. The deadline to submit applications for the scholarships is January 31st, 2013. For more information about the January 2013 scholarship competition, please visit our Scholarships Page. Lint Center Annual Scholarship Competition deadlines are January and July.

About the OPSEC Professionals Society:

The OPSEC process is a formalized, tried and true, method for protecting your critical information. OPSEC professionals are folks from all walks of life who have become proficient at this process and then further enhance it with an artistic clarity that comes from years of experience. While you can write about the process, only experience makes you proficient. To read more about the Operations Security Professionals Society, please visit: http://www.opsecsociety.org/ .

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Lint Center Celebrates Five-Year Milestone

The Lint Center for National Security Studies Continues Mission to Empower, Enhance, and Enable the Next Generation

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a veteran and minority directed, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to fostering the educational development of the next generation of the National Security and Intelligence communities by providing passionate individuals with scholarship opportunities and mentorship from experienced National Security personnel, is proud to commemorate five years of service as of August 4th.

The Lint Center officially became a non-profit charity on August 4, 2007. The Center has approached its vision of growing the next generation of National Security workers primarily by virtue of scholarships, corporate donated goods from Stratfor, and mentorship opportunities to talented applicants. The first five years of the Lint Center has recorded 24 awards, ranging from $500 to $1500, with either the establishment or renewal of nine separate scholarships. Significantly, the Center has also added over 300 mentors to its mentor ranks. A high-profile sponsorship from Stratfor has also been a highlight of the primary offerings to our scholarship winners. A secondary means of growth has been the cultivation of professional outreach, using social media and the development of a budding in-house Think-Tank. This supplemental output has yielded 66 blog posts and numerous published works under the Lint Center name.

“The Lint Center for National Security Studies aids in bridging the gap between members of the experienced National Security community and the future of the community,” said Brigadier General (Ret.) Hall, former J2, Directorate of Intelligence, US Forces Korea; Commander, 501st MI Brigade; Commander, 313th MI Bn, 82d Airborne Division, US Army; current mentor at the Lint Center, and President/CEO of Hall Consulting Services, Inc. “The numbers and growth of the Lint Center over the past five years truly shows the need that this organization fills. The array of knowledgeable and experienced mentors coupled with the Center’s focus on ensuring engagement validates not only the vision, but also the mission of the Lint Center’s work.” Concluding, Brigadier General (Ret.) Hall observed, “It’s vitally important work and it will only increase in importance as the challenges this nation faces become more complex and the next generation of National Security workers seeks to fill our shoes.”

“The benefit of the Lint Center is that it brings such a prestigious and seemingly out-of-reach community–members of the State Department, high-ranking military personnel, academics, well-respected industry professionals–within reach of those trying to break in to National Security,” said [Name Not Disclosed], winner of the Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Scholarship in 2010. “The breadth of the Lint Center community undoubtedly has opened up opportunities for me to learn and to grow in the direction of my professional interests.”

“The generous donations of our sponsors and namesake donors cannot be highlighted enough, as each scholarship allows us to honor the legacy and to continue the great tradition of those who cleared the path and remain steadfastly committed to follow in the footsteps of honorable national service,” said James Lint, Chairman and CEO of the Lint Center. “Looking back over the past five years, I would be sorely remised if I failed to acknowledge that the Lint Center’s success is due, in large part, to the dedication and passion of our all-volunteer team. In turn, I would like to thank the members of the Scholarship Selection Committee, the Board of Directors, our public and external affairs team, and our vitally important volunteer outreach teams.

Concluding, Lint said, “After five years, our mission, our goal, and our driving purpose remains, as it always has been, to Empower, Enhance, and Enable the next generation. May the next five outshine the last.”

About Scholarship Generation:

Scholarship funds and the establishment of named and in-memoriam scholarships are critically important to both the practical goals of the Lint Center, to provide support for the education of the next generation of the workforce, and to the character of the Center. Each donation and namesake scholarship represents the nature and character of the individuals the scholarships are named after, therefore, the Center is proud to choose applicant winners in the spirit of the namesake. The following is a link for a more detailed description of the donation and naming processes: Scholarship Generation.

About Stratfor:

Each Lint Center scholarship winner has also received a subscription to Stratfor’s leading intelligence reports since 2008. Stratfor provides individuals and corporations with breaking intelligence, in-depth analysis, assessments and forecasts on global political, economic, security, and public policy issues. Through its unrivaled blend of strategic and tactical expertise, Stratfor’s services include free intelligence reports, subscription-based access, and confidential consulting. For more information, please visit 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 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, is Veteran and minority operated and managed.

Lint Center Vice Chairwoman Receives Doctorate in Educational Leadership

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Anna Hyonjoo Lint, Awarded PhD with Dissertation on Student Persistence in E-Learning

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 that Anna Hyonjoo Lint was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from the College of Education at Trident University International.

“We are enormously proud of the hard work and dedication Anna has demonstrated by completing her Doctoral studies,” said Gary Scher, Scholarship Committee Chairman at the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “Doctor Lint’s accomplishment of achieving the highest academic recognition in her field is an impressive standalone triumph. However, her achievement is even greater when one realizes it was attained in a second language. Dr. Lint’s success clearly demonstrates that language need not be a barrier and her example further illustrates the character of persistence as well as steadfast commitment to education that we all share.”

As Mr. Scher further observed, “The Lint Center is focused on providing educational opportunities for students across the board and to have a senior executive team member attain this educational milestone serves to demonstrate the Center’s deep commitment to education. We congratulate Anna on a job well done and look forward to further benefiting from her expertise.”

The complete dissertation and the findings of the study on “The Impact of Student Progress Factors on Student Persistence in E-Learning” by Dr. Anna Hyonjoo Lint will be published in Proquest.

About Trident University International:

Established in 1998 and located in Cypress, California, Trident University International (TUIU) offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degree programs in Business, Health Sciences, Education, and Information Systems. TUIU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For more information about Trident University International, please visit http://www.tuiu.edu/

Lint Center Awards Scholarship to Army Reservist and PhD Candidate at Virginia Tech

Lint Center for National Security Studies Announces 2010 Winner of the ‘Quest for Knowledge’ Scholarship, Honoring CPL Christopher J. Coffland

 The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit charity based in Aberdeen, Md., awarded the 2010 ‘Quest for Knowledge’ Scholarship to SPC Trevor Kennedy. This scholarship is dedicated to honor CPL Christopher J. Coffland, who was killed in action during Operation Enduring Freedom in Wardak Province, Afghanistan on November 13, 2009.  This scholarship aims to support undergraduate and post-graduate educational pursuits of scholars interested in Counterintelligence, Cultural Understanding, International Affairs, and National Security Studies.

The ‘Quest for Knowledge’ Scholarship provides $500 to cover educational expenses, a mentor from the Lint Center and 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.

“It is a great feeling to be recognized and awarded a prestigious scholarship from the Lint Center for National Security Studies,” said SPC Trevor Kennedy, US Army Reservists at the National Ground Intelligence Center and PhD Candidate in the Business Information Technology department at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. “It is a particular honor to receive a scholarship named after a fellow soldier, CPL Coffland, whose service, passion, and ultimate sacrifice embodies the ethos of every citizen soldier serving in America’s armed forces. This scholarship has a profound legacy and I will do my utmost to ensure that I live up to the standards set by CPL Coffland.”

“SPC Trevor Kennedy deserves the mentoring support and financial assistance of the Lint Center.  His continued pursuit of knowledge as well as service made him standout among all other applicants for this scholarship,” said James Lint, Chairman and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “The Center felt strongly that his essay on information overload and the interesting use of collaborative filtering to improve intelligence analysis indicates that SPC Kennedy is poised to be a future leader in improving US intelligence capabilities. As such, we are delighted to award the ‘Quest for Knowledge’ Scholarship which is dedicated to honor a fellow soldier CPL Coffland to SPC Kennedy to support his continued educational endeavors.”

“The entire Coffland family is very pleased to see the ‘Quest for Knowledge’ Scholarship which bears my brother’s name being awarded to SPC Kennedy,” said Lynn Coffland. “Both Chris and Mr. Kennedy share many of the same core values including the pursuit of knowledge, an enduring spirit, and an unyielding desire to commit oneself to national service.  On behalf of the entire Coffland family, we wish to congratulate Mr. Kennedy on his scholarship award and we want to extend our gratitude to the Lint Center for its tireless efforts to support the next generation of America’s national security leaders.”

SPC Trevor Kennedy’s winning essay about the dangers of information overload and the importance of leveraging collaborative filtering to expedite and improve intelligence analysis, provides keen insights on how to improving US intelligence efforts. For more information about SPC Trevor Kennedy or any other Lint Center scholarship winner, please visit our Scholarship Winners Page.

About the ‘Quest for Knowledge’ Scholarship:

The ‘Quest for Knowledge’ is dedicated to honor 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. A dedicated, brave and courageous American, CPL Coffland received two Bronze Stars for bravery and a Purple Heart among other medals for his service. The scholarship provides $500 to the winner to assist with tuition and other educational costs, a mentor from the Lint Center, as well as a one year subscription to STRATFOR.

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 nationwide, their children, and scholars, and to advance the study of national security, cross-cultural studies, and global understanding. Scholarships are awarded semi-annually, in January and July. The Center is veteran and minority-operated and managed. For more information, or to donate to support the Center’s scholarship fund, please visit www.LintCenter.org.

Lint Center Awards Scholarship to Georgetown University Student Focused on International Politics & International Security

Lint Center for National Security Studies Announces 2010 Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit charity based in Aberdeen, Md., awarded the 2010 Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship to [Name Not Disclosed]. The scholarship aims to identify, support and mentor an emerging leader focused on Alliance Building, Counterintelligence and National Security studies.

The Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship provides $500 to cover educational expenses, a mentor from the Lint Center and 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.

“This is a great honor for me and I am extremely grateful to be awarded a scholarship from the Lint Center for National Security Studies,” said [Name Not Disclosed], an undergraduate student at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. “This scholarship will enable me to pursue extracurricular activities like the School of Foreign Service Academic Council and it will allow me to focus on my current internship with the Homeland Security Advisory Council. I look forward to working with the Lint Center and to receiving a mentor who can serve as a strategic sounding board for me as I continue my undergraduate studies at Georgetown.”

“[Name Not Disclosed] had an outstanding application and the Center feels strongly that she has the potential to be a leading voice in American international affairs in the future,” said James Lint, Chairman and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “The Center is pleased to be supporting [Name Not Disclosed] and we are delighted to provide her with one of our best mentors so she can benefit from the knowledge and expertise as [Name Not Disclosed] continues to define her future career path. We congratulate her for being the 2010 Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship recipient and are eager to support [Name Not Disclosed] moving forward.”

[Name Not Disclosed] winning essay critiquing America’s current global military strategy provides an alternative approach by augmenting existing efforts by shifting priorities to better fit current operational realities.

About the Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship:

The Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship aims to identify, support, and mentor an emerging leader focused on Alliance Building, Counterintelligence and National Security studies. The scholarship award fund provides $500 to the winner to assist with tuition and other educational costs, a mentor from the Lint Center as well as a one year subscription to STRATFOR.

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 nationwide, their children, and scholars, and to advance the study of national security, cross-cultural studies, and global understanding. Scholarships are awarded semi-annually, in January and July. The Center is veteran and minority-operated and managed.

Lint Center Awards Scholarship to Linguist and Former Army Special Operations Team Alpha Member

Lint Center for National Security Studies Announces 2010 Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship Winner

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The Lint Center, a non-profit charity based in Aberdeen, Md., awarded the 2010 Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship to Boris K (name withheld due to US military operational security precautions).  This scholarship is the largest offered by the Center to date and aims to support undergraduate and post-graduate educational pursuits of scholars interested in Counterintelligence, International Affairs, and National Security Studies.

This scholarship provides $1,500 to the winner to assist with tuition and other educational costs, a mentor from the Lint Center, as well as a one year subscription to STRATFOR.

“Boris K has demonstrated a clear commitment to the defense of our nation and his essay on counterinsurgencies comes from a perspective of an experienced individual, with on the ground knowledge who can speak to needed operational and strategic reforms when addressing insurgencies,” said James Lint, Chairman and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “The Center was impressed by his military service in the US Army and as a member of a Special Operations Team Alpha during Operation Iraqi Freedom. We are pleased to support this winner and expect him to continue to excel.”

His winning essay about defeating future insurgencies and the need for America to “adopt a fundamentally new, exponentially more cost-effective way of counterinsurgency” highlights the challenges that lay ahead in the years to come. For more information about Boris K or any other Lint Center scholarship winner, please visit our Scholarship Winners Page.

About the Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship

The Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship is the Center’s most prestigious and largest financial award, providing $1,500 to the winner to support tuition and other educational costs of the winner. This scholarship is offered to help further the education and career development of scholars, especially in the areas of International Affairs, Counterintelligence and National Security.  Workers in these fields and their children are encouraged to apply with the goal of improving national security and global understanding.

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 nationwide, their children, and scholars, and to advance the study of national security, cross-cultural studies, and global understanding. Scholarships are awarded semi-annually, in January and July. The Center is veteran and minority-operated and managed. For more information, or to donate to support the Center’s scholarship fund, please visit www.LintCenter.org.

Lint Center Awards Scholarship to Aspiring Diplomat and Scholar

Lint Center for National Security Studies Announces 2010 Ben Franklin Scholarship Winner

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The Lint Center for National Security Studies today announced the winner of its annual Ben Franklin Scholarship. The Lint Center, a non-profit charity based in Aberdeen, Md., awarded the 2010 Ben Franklin Scholarship to K. The Lint Center’s Ben Franklin Scholarship was created in 2009 to identify, support, and mentor young people who recognize the importance of America’s use of diplomacy and the tangible benefits of cultural awareness in international affairs, and encourage their leadership in the fields of counterintelligence and national security.

“I am very pleased that the Lint Center recognized my commitment to continuing my education in national security,” said scholarship winner K, a resident of XX. A former NCAA Division I athlete and prestigious Congress-Bundestag scholarship winner, K, who aspires to government service, plans to apply the Ben Franklin Scholarship toward her graduate studies. “I feel there are endless opportunities to utilize my Arabic,” she wrote in her personal essay, “gain regional expertise in the Middle East, and learn the fundamental tradecraft of intelligence to prepare me for a career in the National Security field.”

Her winning essay about “soft power” encouraged a “clear strategic U.S. commitment…to define, engage, and expand moderate Muslim networks operating in the U.S. and throughout the world.”

“We are pleased to award this scholarship to K,” said James Lint, chairman of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “Her hard work and ambition will surely fuel her continued success in this field. The Lint Center is pleased to support her continued education and to assist her through the Center’s mentoring program.”

In addition to a $500 scholarship, K will receive a national security mentor provided by the Lint Center who can provide career guidance. Due to the generosity and continued support of the world’s leading private global intelligence company, Strategic Forecasting, Inc. (Stratfor), K 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.

For more information about K or any other Lint Center scholarship winner, please visit our Scholarship Winners Page.

About the Ben Franklin Scholarship:

Named in honor of American statesman and diplomat Ben Franklin, the Ben Franklin Scholarship, initiated in 2009, provides $500 to help defray the costs of undergraduate and graduate studies to recipients pursuing scholastic study related to America’s use of diplomacy or “soft power,” and the tangible benefits of cultural awareness in international affairs. Some of the key themes of interest include human security (economic security, food security, health security, and environmental security), conflict resolution, and personal diplomacy. The focus is on alternative uses, strategies, and tactics to ensure America’s security at home and aboard.

About Stratfor:

Strategic Forecasting, Inc. (Stratfor) is the world’s leading private intelligence company providing individuals and corporations with breaking intelligence, in-depth analysis, assessments, and forecasts on global political, economic, security, and public policy issues. Through its unrivalled blend of strategic and tactical expertise, Stratfor helps clients protect their assets, diminish risk and increase opportunities to compete in the global market. Stratfor’s services include free intelligence reports, subscription-based access and confidential consulting. For more information, please visit 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 created to award merit-based scholarships for counterintelligence and national security workers nationwide, their children, and scholars, and to advance the study of national security, cross-cultural studies, and global understanding. Scholarships are awarded twice-yearly, in January and July. The Center is veteran and minority-operated and managed.

Lint Center Trademark Approved

USPTO Has Approved The Trademarking of: Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc.

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Registration is effective on 29 July 2010.
This was a gift to Lint Center started for Christmas 2009 by a kind and generous donor.
Lint Center appreciates it’s outstanding donors!

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NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “CENTER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES, INC.”, APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN. SEC. 2(F).

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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.

Lint Center Announces Deadline for Spring 2010 National Security Scholarships

Lint Center for National Security Studies Announces Four Spring Scholarships for Eligible Students; Deadline January 31, 2010

The Lint Center for National Security Studies today announced it would award four scholarships in spring 2010; the fast-approaching deadline for student applications is January 31, 2010. The Lint Center, a non-profit charity based in Aberdeen, Md., hosts twice-annual merit-based scholarship competitions to encourage and advance the study of national security, cross-cultural studies, and global understanding.

“We are pleased to offer these scholarships, and inspire a new generation of leaders in diplomacy and national security,” said James Lint, Chairman of the Lint Center for National Security Studies.

In addition to receiving a scholarship to help defray the cost of tuition and books, the Lint Center for National Security Studies provides scholarship winners the opportunity to have a mentor from the counterintelligence or national security profession who can provide career guidance.

The Lint Center’s four spring 2010 scholarships are as follows:

  • Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr., Scholarship ($1,000)

    Initiated in 2008 in memory of Staff Sgt. Richard Eaton, a United States Army counterintelligence special agent and Bronze Star recipient, this scholarship provides $1,000 to recipients pursuing scholastic study in fields related to alliance building, counterintelligence, cultural understanding, and national security studies.

  • Mr. Jack McCoy Scholarship ($500)

    Named in honor of Korean War Navy veteran Jack McCoy, this $500 scholarship will be awarded to the student whose exceptional essay outlines diplomatic approaches to solve world problems or articulates the importance of personal diplomacy to demonstrate the impact one person or group can have to change the opinion of others around the world.

  • Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship ($500)

    New this year, this $500 scholarship is named in honor of Eekwon Lee and Jongja Byun, individuals who succeeded in the face of near insurmountable odds after the Korean War and now serve as a beacon of hope to all who aspire for freedom, excellence, and self-made success. This scholarship recognizes the most outstanding applicant who displays a passion, understanding, and appreciation of international relations, cultural awareness, and the impact pioneers for positive change can achieve.

  • Ben Franklin Scholarship ($500)

    Named in honor of American statesman and diplomat Ben Franklin, the Ben Franklin Scholarship, initiated in 2009, provides $500 to help defray the costs of undergraduate and graduate studies to recipients pursuing scholastic study related to America’s use of diplomacy or “soft power,” and the tangible benefits of cultural awareness in international affairs to ensure America’s security at home and aboard.

The Lint Center of National Security Studies encourages participation of all students and scholars of any race, color, or national or ethnic origin. Students applying for these awards must complete an application form, available online, and provide:

  • a 600-800 word essay on the topic of national security or counterintelligence, as outlined in the scholarship description;
  • a faculty or supervisor recommendation;
  • digital photograph;
  • resume or one-page personal essay articulating the student’s personal goals and why such a scholarship would be beneficial.

Questions can be directed to the Lint Center Scholarship Committee at Scholarship@LintCenter.org.

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 nationwide, their children, and scholars, and to advance the study of national security, cross-cultural studies, and global understanding. Scholarships are awarded twice-yearly, in January and July. The Center is veteran and minority-operated and managed.

Lint Center Awards Scholarship to Bronze Star & Purple Heart Recipient

Lint Center for National Security Studies Awards U.S. Army Counterintelligence Special Agent, Staff Sgt. Richard Eaton Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Lint Center, a non-profit charity, focused on supporting the educational pursuits of the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence (CI) and National Security Workers, today formally announced that Special Agent John  M. was awarded the Richard Eaton Jr. Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is dedicated in honor of Richard Eaton, a United States Army Counterintelligence Special Agent (SA) and two-time Bronze Star recipient who died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, in, 2003.

“It is a distinct privilege to be awarded a scholarship from the Lint Center and it is an exceptional honor that this award memorializes the legacy of a fallen American hero as well as a fellow member of the U.S. Counterintelligence community,” said John M, recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart for actions during Operation Iraqi Freedom. “I feel that Special Agent Eaton and I are of the same breed, so to speak. While it may be impossible for me to achieve the level of impact Eaton had, his legacy illustrates the impact a dedicated individual can make and he is an inspiration for me as I endeavor to make a meaningful contribution to better this nation and ensure our national security.”

“The Lint Center through its dedication, tireless effort, and with profound reverence for the legacy of my son has awarded this memorial scholarship to a candidate worthy of its namesake,” said Sharon Noble Eaton, Special Agent Richard Eaton’s mother. “Mr. M. shares my son’s passion for counterintelligence, his disciplined valor in action, unsurpassed courage and fortitude of purpose, and a track record of duty faithfully performed on behalf of this great nation. M. embodies the fundamental qualities necessary in nurturing future leaders tasked with the responsibility of keeping America strong and safe in the years to come.”

As Special Agent Rick Eaton’s former CI instructor and a Moderator of the Army Counterintelligence Discussion Group (ACIDG), Gary Scher observed, “Rick’s passion for CI work and his dedication to national service endears many service personnel to the legacy he leaves behind.” Mr. Scher further stated, “I am glad such an example of a hero lives on, serving as a testament to the very commitment needed for the continuance of the contest against those who seek to harm America. Special Agent M typifies the mutual confidence the previous and current generation of America’s National Security Workers share in getting the job done right. The Lint Center and I expect Rick’s example to inspire SA M to achieve great things.”

“The Lint Center is pleased to support the educational efforts of an emerging leader,” said Jim Lint, Chairman and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “In addition to the Lint Center scholarship, Special Agent M. will also receive a one year membership to the US Army Military Intelligence Corps Associations (MICA) which has been graciously donated to advance his pursuits. We are delighted that MICA stands with the Lint Center in recognizing the great potential of Mendoza.”

Due to the generosity and continued support of the world’s leading private intelligence company, Strategic Forecasting, Inc., John M. 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 Special Agent Richard Eaton Jr:

Special Agent Richard Eaton was awarded the Bronze Star for his service during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition to numerous other medals and citations, Staff Sgt Eaton received the Thomas G. Knowlton Award from the Military Intelligence Corps Association which recognizes those individuals who have significantly contributed to the promotion of Army Intelligence. For more information about Staff Sgt. Rick Eaton, please visit: http://www.chinapost1.org/divisions/korea/Eaton.htm or http://www.militarycity.com/valor/256727.html.

About Special Agent John M.:

Currently a special agent with an unnamed organization, SA M. has spent over 10 years serving his country in various positions throughout the intelligence community. He has worked CONUS and Europe.

About Military Intelligence Corps Association:

MICA is the professional association of the US Army’s Military Intelligence Corps. Members represent the active duty, reserve component, and retired Army (military and civilian) as well as defense contractors and others who support the MI mission and are dedicated to ensuring that Army Intelligence remains “Always Out Front!” For more information, please visit www.micorps.org/.

About Stratfor:

Stratfor is the world’s leading private intelligence company providing individuals and corporations with breaking intelligence, in-depth analysis, assessments and forecasts on global political, economic, security, and public policy issues. Through its unrivalled blend of strategic and tactical expertise, Stratfor helps clients protect their assets, diminish risk and increase opportunities to compete in the global market. Stratfor’s services include free intelligence reports, subscription-based access and confidential consulting. For more information, please visit www.stratfor.com.

About the Army Counterintelligence Discussion Group:

The Army Counterintelligence Discussion Group mailing list (ACIDG-L) is open to all active, reserve, former, and retired Army Counterintelligence Special Agents. Requests will be approved after verification of a subscribers CI status. ACIDG-L is privately run by unpaid volunteers and is not affiliated with the US Army, Department of Defense or any subordinate activity. For more information, please visit: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ACIDG-L/

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.

Lint Center Approved for Certification of Presidential Volunteer Service Awards

Lint Center for National Security Studies Approved for Prestigious Award Certification to Honor Outstanding Commitment to Volunteer Service

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 that it has been approved as a Certifying Organization for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. Established in 2003, the Award was created to give Presidential recognition to individuals, families and groups.

The Presidential Volunteer Service Award is a national program recognizing Americans who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service. The program recognizes volunteer service contributions measured by the number of service hours performed over 12-months.

“The Lint Center is pleased to be a Certifying Organization for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award,” said Jim Lint, Chairman and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “Founded as a Veteran and minority directed charity, we maintain no paid staff and rely exclusively on the volunteer spirit of great American’s. Our focus is to ensure that all donations and contributions are allocated to the Center’s scholarship initiatives.  The Center’s team of dedicated volunteers strives to give back a little more each day and strengthen America one volunteered hour after another.”

“The Presidential Volunteer Service Award program will enable the Lint Center to recognize and in some small way, extend this country’s thanks to the Center’s team of unpaid volunteers,” said Anna Hyonjoo, Chief Operations Officer at the Lint Center. “We welcome the Council on Service and Civic Participation’s certification of the Lint Center and believe it further validates the fundamental impact of the Center’s meaningful work.”

To sign up, create an account, and track your volunteer service hours, please, visit http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.  To create an account all you need to do is follow the four step easy registration process. You can keep a record of your service update online. The Record of Service Key for Lint Center is CHN-34740.

There are numerous opportunities to volunteer at the Lint Center which facilitate hours to fulfilling Presidential Volunteer Service Award hours. The Lint Center welcomes individuals interested in volunteering and offers three methods to give back: Submit a volunteer application: https://www.lintcenter.org/Volunteer-Application-Form.doc, complete a virtual volunteer application: https://www.lintcenter.org/virtual_volunteering_project.htm, and/or apply for the volunteer internship program: https://www.lintcenter.org/2009/interns.htm.

About Presidential Volunteer Service Award:
For more information on the Presidential Volunteer Service Award please, visit www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.

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, please visit www.LintCenter.org.