Lint Center Awards Scholar Focused on the Application of Science and Technology in Security Studies

Lint Center for National Security Studies Announces Jack McCoy Scholarship Winner for Outstanding Service as an Aspiring Cultural Ambassador & Emerging Leader in the Field of Science, Technology, & International Affairs

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 announced that Juan Rodrigo T. Ricafort was selected as the winner of the 2009 Jack McCoy Scholarship.

The Jack McCoy Scholarship for Outstanding Service to Country and Mankind provides $500 to recipients pursuing scholastic study in fields related to Counterintelligence, Cultural Understanding, Diplomacy, and National Security studies. This is the first of four scholarships’ to be awarded from the McCoy Scholarship Fund.

“I am tremendously honored to be awarded the Jack McCoy Scholarship from the Lint Center and I am very pleased to receive this distinction from such a prestigious organization,” said Juan Rodrigo T. Ricafort, undergraduate student at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and Peter F. Krogh Honors Scholar 2009. “I feel truly blessed by the opportunities my country has afforded me and I believe that furthering my education by majoring in Science, Technology & International Affairs at Georgetown will enable me to give back to this nation through a career in public service. The intersection of science, technology, and national security is a critical arena and I am grateful for the support and recognition the Lint Center has graciously bestowed upon me.”

“I am gratified to see that Mr. Ricafort and I both share a passion for public service, faith, and an understanding of the importance of cultural awareness, especially as it pertains to Asia,” said Jack McCoy, veteran of the Korean War and namesake of the scholarship award. “This scholarship recognizes outstanding service and a commitment to ennobling one’s appreciation for culture – to build alliances of understanding, to create forums for effective diplomatic exchanges, and to promulgate the universality of strong global governance. I thank the Lint Center for its hard work in identifying a worthy candidate and I congratulate Mr. Ricafort on a job well done.”

“Science and technology are the lifeblood of our nation’s economic competitive advantage and the backbone of America’s national security and intelligence apparatus,” said James Lint, Chairman of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “Mr. Ricafort, through his research in advanced nuclear radiation technologies, his keen interest in developing a multilayered defense against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear terrorism, his devotion to the study of Japanese linguistics as well as his commitment to volunteerism in America, sets him apart from his peers. Jack McCoy’s legacy is one of service and cultural awareness so it is fitting that this scholarship be awarded to an emerging leader dedicated to scholastic excellence and to one who shares a concurrent reverence for national service.”

Due to the generosity and continued support of the world’s leading private intelligence company, Strategic Forecasting, Inc., Juan Rodrigo T. Ricafort 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 the 2009 Jack McCoy Scholarship:

The Jack McCoy Scholarship for Outstanding Service to Country and Mankind provides $500 to recipients pursuing scholastic study in fields related to Counterintelligence, Cultural Understanding, Diplomacy, and National Security studies. This scholarship will be offered annually for four consecutive years.

This scholarship will be offered for four consecutive years and is dedicated to honor Mr. Jack McCoy; an American success story born out of the Great Depression, a veteran of the Korean War, and a great citizen who taught foreign students the intricacies of the English language and the complexities of American culture. For more information on scholarship application requirements, please visit our Scholarship Page.

About Juan Rodrigo T. Ricafort:

Juan Ricafort is a sophomore at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs.  With a focus on Security Studies, his academic interests include issues of nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, homeland security, and counterterrorism.  He is a Southern California native who will be studying abroad in Tokyo, Japan during spring 2010.  For more information, visit his Scholarship Winner Page.

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 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 Announces Winner of the 2009 Eekwon Lee and Jongja Byun Scholarship

Lint Center for National Security Studies Announces Winner of the Eekwon Lee and Jongja Byun Scholarship, Recognizing Pioneers of Unfettered Freedom, Excellence, and Entrepreneurship

The Lint Center, a non-profit charity, supporting the educational pursuits of the next generation of emerging leaders in international relations, cultural awareness, and human security, today announced the winner of the 2009 Eekwon Lee and Jongja Byun Scholarship. The Pioneers of Unfettered Freedom, Excellence, and Entrepreneurship fund awarded its first scholarship to Magdalena J. Seol for her continued humanitarian volunteerism, her steadfast commitment to human dignity, and for her unbridled enthusiasm of higher education to actualize the ideal of sustainable conflict resolution around the globe.

The Eekwon Lee and Jongja Byun Scholarship, as part of the Pioneer’s Fund, was created to recognize and support outstanding individual students who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to freedom, a devotion to excellence, and fervor for entrepreneurship.

“The Lint Center’s generosity and the profound underlying legacy of Eekwon Lee and Jongja Byun, gives me great pause and a deep sense of gratitude,” said Magdalena Ji-in Seol. “As I continue my academic studies and explore consequential issues surrounding international relations, forced migration, international development, and refugees, I am extremely proud to have the support, encouragement, and financial assistance of the Lint Center. The Lint Center’s scholarship will enable me to take a step closer to actualizing my dream, ambition, and goal of making a lasting humanitarian impact an achievable quest, not a far off vision.”

“My parents would be proud to see their legacy supporting the educational endeavors of Ms. Seol,” said Soojoon Lee, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Kyung Hee University and the son of Lee and Byun. “Her continued effort to minimize human suffering, to mitigate threats posed to vulnerable populations, and her sincere desire to advance awareness, is nothing less than admirable humanitarianism. This scholarship was created to give those who have advanced the cause of freedom, liberty, and opportunity a much deserved leg-up.”

“The Lint Center is proud to recognize and support the noble efforts of Magdalena Ji-in Seol in her academic pursuits,” said James Lint, Chairman of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “Seol, through her work with UNANIMA International, focusing on economic and social advancement, her work with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to promote collaboration among nations through education, culture and science, set her apart from other scholarship applicants. The Lint Center is pleased to support emerging leaders with this level of commitment and with such candid purpose for being.”

Due to the generosity and continued support of the world’s leading private intelligence company, Strategic Forecasting, Inc., Magdalena Ji-in Seol 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 the 2009 Eekwon Lee and Jongja 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.

About Magdalena J. Seol:

Magdalena Ji-in Seol holds a B.A. in International Politics from Seoul National University in South Korea. She did her Master’s study in Forced Migration (Refugee Studies) at University of Oxford as the British Chevening Scholar and the Clarendon Fund Scholar. She worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Seoul and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris. After getting involved in a series of international volunteer works, she published a book in 2004 based on her experiences. For more information, please visit her Scholarship Winner Page.

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 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 Announces New Scholarships

Center Launches the Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint National Security Scholarship to Support America’s Future National Security Scholars

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit organization created to further the educational development of the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, today announced the Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint National Security Scholarship. The new initiative is the largest scholarship 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.

The new scholarship will provide a $1,500 to the winner to assist with tuition and other educational costs. The deadline for scholarship consideration is July 31. Runners-up will automatically be considered for the Virginia & Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship and it will provide recipients with a $500 scholarship. Both will be awarded each summer.

“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.

“The importance of understanding the role of leadership in National Security Studies cannot be overstated”, observed Timothy W. Coleman, Recipient of the Lint Center’s Ms. Aehee Kim Alliance Building Scholarship (‘08). “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.”

“As our world continues to become interconnected, people, National Security Workers, and America’s future leaders need to develop greater cross-cultural understanding to implement policy and effect positive change,” said Anna Hyonjoo Lint.  “Jim and I are delighted to create this scholarship to identify, support, and mentor emerging national security leaders interested in pursuing work in the Counterintelligence, International Affairs, and the National Security arena.”

About the Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint National Security Scholarship:

Requirements: Applicants will prepare a 600-800 word essay discussing/analyzing an issue related to the importance of Counterintelligence, International Affairs, and National Defense and/or National Security.

  1. Specific attention should be applied to incorporating the goals, concepts, and mission of The Lint Center for National Security Studies.
  2. Essay must be an original work (with citations, if appropriate). Ground-breaking innovative ideas/solutions are preferred.
  3. The Center encourages applicants to be creative, think out-side-the-traditional box of analysis, and to use interdisciplinary perspectives and assessments in essay formulation. Essays will be judged on scholarly rigor, originality, and innovativeness.

Scholarship Benefits: Recipient will receive $1,000 for tuition and books.

  1. In addition, the Lint Center will publish the essays of selectee’s and the winner will receive a mentorship from a current or retired National Security Professional for one year.
  2. Through the generosity of Strategic Forecasting, Inc., scholarship recipients will also receive a one year premium subscription to STRATFOR.com, the world’s leading private intelligence service.

Deadline & Format Requirements: All submissions must be in English.

  1. Format: Applicants are advised that only PDF scanned submission will be considered. Correct format and instructions are found in the application package on the webpage.
  2. Deadline: All scholarship applications must be received by July 31

Further Info:

  1. Please visit the following link for additional details: Scholarship Descriptions

Lint Center Unveils Scholarship For Fallen Bronze Star Hero

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

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 Staff Sergeant Richard Eaton Jr. Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is dedicated in honor of Staff Sgt. Richard Eaton, a United States Army Counterintelligence Special Agent and Bronze Star recipient who died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on August 12, 2003.

The newly created fund will award $1,000 to the winning applicant to assist with tuition and other educational costs. The deadline for scholarship consideration is January 31, 2009.

“I am grateful that the Lint Center is dedicating a memorial scholarship to honor my son’s contribution to our nation’s Counterintelligence capability and the sacrifice of his life for our country,” said Sharon Noble Eaton, Staff Sgt. Richard Eaton’s mother. “Rick loved his CI work in the Philippines, South Korea, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Iraq, and places I don’t know. He shared that passion with and trained CI soldiers in any way he could. This is his legacy to the CI world. He was also a great and loving son. I miss him every day.”

“I had the honor of serving with Rick both at home and abroad,” said James Lint, Chairman of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “His exemplary achievements during his career are a testament to the character, conviction, and courage of those who continue to serve this nation – always out front. I owe Rick a debt of gratitude that only service members can understand and Counterintelligence specialists can appreciate; this country owes him the honor befitting his sacrifice. The Lint Center is committed to ensuring Rick’s deeds, personal example, and noble heroism are both honored and memorialized.”

As Staff Sgt. Rick Eaton’s former CI instructor and a Moderator of the Army Counterintelligence Discussion Group (ACIDG), Gary Scher explained, “Rick viewed the preservation of liberty and the American way of life as a basic undeniable tenet of his life’s work as an Army Counterintelligence Special Agent.” Mr. Scher further stated, “Rick had a great reputation as an extremely knowledgeable agent. He left a comfortable job to volunteer for recall supporting our soldiers in Iraq. That is a man’s and a soldier’s choice.” In the end, as Mr. Scher explained “It is a very special honor to offer this scholarship in his name because Rick is what we strive to be. This scholarship is a small way to honor his sacrifice.”

About the 2009 Staff Sgt. Richard Eaton Jr. Memorial Scholarship:

The Staff Sgt Richard Eaton Jr. Memorial Scholarship fund provides $1,000 to recipients pursuing scholastic study in fields related to Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, Cultural Understanding, and National Security studies. For more information on scholarship application requirements, please visit our Scholarships Page.

About Staff Sgt. Richard Eaton Jr:

Staff Sgt. 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 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. Rick Eaton and Jim Lint are co-founders of ACIDG-L. It is said that, “Rick Eaton is the moderator from the high ground for ACIDG.” For more information, please visit: http://www.ACIDG.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, 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 Awards Scholarship To Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Lint Center for National Security Studies Announces 2008 Winner of Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship

The Lint Center for National Security Studies today announced the winner of the 2008 Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship. 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, awarded its second scholarship this summer to Joseph Linhart. The Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship award aims to identify, support, and mentor an emerging leader focused on Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, and National Security studies.

“This means a tremendous amount to me and I am humbled to receive this scholarship award from the Lint Center,” said Joseph Linhart, First Lieutenant., New York Army National Guard and project manager for Kraft Foods Global. “I am confident that the Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship will better afford me the opportunity to pursue my academic pursuits and that the Lint Center’s mentoring program will help empower me to achieve my professional aspirations.”

“The Lint Center was extremely pleased with Joseph Linhart’s analytical essay discussing war and diplomacy as well as his experience with Effects Based Operations while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom,” said Jim Lint, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc. “Linhart’s honorable service and time overseas in a hostile theater has sharpened his perception and appreciation of important national security issues. The fact that his insights exceed his years is as impressive as it is necessary for America’s future. We are excited to support Mr. Linhart’s educational efforts and the Center looks forward to being an active mentor as he pursues a career in the public sector.”

About the 2008 Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship:

The Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship fund provides $500 to recipients pursuing scholastic study in fields related to Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, and National Security studies. Linhart will receive a national security mentor provided by the Lint Center to provide guidance on his future endeavors.

Due to the generosity and continued support of the world’s leading private intelligence company, Strategic Forecasting, Inc. (www.stratfor.com), Linhart will 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 on Joseph Linhart and other scholarship winners, please visit our Scholarship Winners Page.

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 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 Awards Scholarship to Bronze Star Recipient

Lint Center for National Security Studies Announces Largest Scholarship to Date, Continuing the Promise to Empower Future Leaders & Support America’s Veterans

The Lint Center for National Security Studies today announced the winner of the 2008 Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship.  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, awarded its largest scholarship to Jennifer Lynn Flory.  The Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship was created to identify, support, and mentor emerging national security leaders focused on international affairs, counterintelligence, and national security studies.

“I am deeply honored to have been selected by the Lint Center for this award,” said Bronze Star recipient Sergeant Jennifer Lynn Flory, U.S. Army, 1st Calvary Division (G-2 Section) and the 2008 winner of the Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship.  “With the financial support of the Center and its excellent mentoring program, I am confident that I can improve my skills and knowledge base to better serve my country in an intelligence capacity.”

“The Lint Center and I were particularly impressed by the innovative idea Sgt. Flory presented in her essay discussing the need for a civilian-focused scrap metal initiative in Iraq,” said Anna Hyonjoo Lint, Chief Operations Officer for the Lint Center for National Security Studies.  “Sgt. Flory’s quintessential out-of-the-box perspective is vital to enhancing greater cross-cultural understanding to implement coherent policies effecting positive change and to ensure America’s national security interests.  Flory is the Center’s first undergraduate scholarship recipient and we are delight to support her educational pursuits and to provide her with an experienced mentor to further her ambitions to serve.”

In addition, through the generosity of the Military Intelligence Corps Association (MICA), Flory will receive a one-year membership to MICA’s professional association.

“We are pleased to partner with the Lint Center to advance our mutual goal of promoting Military Intelligence,” said Executive Director, Les Siemens, Military Intelligence Corps Association.  “Flory is an ideal candidate for MICA’s program and we feel confident that our professional association of active duty, reserve component, and retired Army as well as defense contractors will be extremely beneficial to her growth and development.”

“The generosity of the Military Intelligence Corps Association is extraordinary and the Lint Center is very excited to partner with MICA to support Sgt. Flory’s educational endeavors,” said Jim Lint, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc.  “By working in combination, MICA and the Lint Center will continue to champion the core mission of Military Intelligence to ensure that it remains ‘Always Out Front!’  We believe Flory will benefit tremendously from MICA’s leadership, expertise, and resources.”

Due to the generosity and continued support of the world’s leading private intelligence company, Strategic Forecasting, Inc., Flory 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 the 2008 Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship:

The Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship provides $1,000 to help assist with the costs of undergraduate and graduate studies to recipients pursuing scholastic study related to Counterintelligence, International Affairs, and National Security Studies. Flory will receive a national security mentor provided by the Lint Center who can provide guidance on her future endeavors.

About Sgt. Jennifer Lynn Flory:

Please visit her Scholarship Winner Page to learn more.

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 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 Awards Two Scholarships for Mid-Year 2008

www.GoArmyEd.mil which increased the number of highly qualified applicants.” Lint continued, “We received numerous submissions from veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as active duty personnel. This round of competition clearly demonstrates the need for more scholarship awards and the Lint Center will continue to build its financial base to help recognize great people with great potential to improve America’s National Security.”

About the Scholarship Program:

Scholarship applicants were required to submit essay’s addressing an issue of Counterintelligence, National Defense, and/or National Security. Applicants were encouraged to clearly articulate original thoughts, ideas, and experiences as it pertains to the topic. Ground-breaking pioneering ideas, solutions, and recommendations were strongly desired. Essays were judged on scholarly rigor, creativity, and innovation. Authors were urged to be interdisciplinary in their thinking, assessments, and essay formulation.

About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit 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 aims to:

  1. Identify promising individuals and assist in educational pursuits through scholarship initiatives
  2. Provide talented individuals with a meaningful leadership development mentoring program by current-and-former Counterintelligence and National Security Workers
  3. Create a forum for the dissemination and discussion of National Security Studies through the Center’s online Web-

All donations and contributions to the Lint Center are allocated solely to the Center’s scholarship funds. All actions and activities by the Lint Center are conducted by unpaid staff and volunteers. The Center is Veteran and minority operated and managed.

Lint Center Announces a Significant Gift from Stratfor

Stratfor & the Lint Center Team Up to Improve National Security Skills, Enhance Global Understanding and Situational Awareness of Scholarship Recipients

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit organization created to further the educational developments of the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, today announced it has received a generous gift from Strategic Forecasting, Inc., the world’s leading private intelligence company. The Lint Center will receive three annual membership subscriptions to Stratfor’s industry leading intelligence reports providing situational awareness, geopolitical analysis, and analytically rigorous forecasting. Subscriptions will be given to scholarship recipients of the Lint Center for National Security Studies.

“We are extremely delighted to receive this substantial gift from Stratfor and believe it will enhance the knowledge of the Center’s scholarship recipients by enabling them to access Stratfor’s cutting edge intelligence reports,” said Jim Lint, founder and chairman of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “We are grateful to Stratfor for recognizing and supporting the mission of the Center in our effort to identify, mentor, and improve our country’s future National Security workforce.”

“Stratfor is pleased to support the important work of the Lint Center,” said Rodger Baker, Stratfor. “The Center’s scholarship recipients will benefit from the fresh perspective provided by our intelligence professionals, and our insights into political, economic, and military developments occurring around the globe. We look forward to continuing our work with the Center as it strives to empower, enhance, and enable the next generation of America’s National Security Workers.”

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 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 is Veteran and minority operated and managed IRS-approved charity.

Lint Center Awards Ms Aehee Kim Alliance Building Scholarship

Lint Center for National Security Studies Recognizes Scholarship Winners

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit organization created to further the educational development and opportunities for the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, today announced the Ms. Aehee Kim Alliance Scholarship Award Winners. The scholarship fund aims to promote and advance cross-cultural understanding and global insight into national security and counterintelligence issues.

There was one award given to Timothy W. Coleman (Winner), with two runners-up. Both runners-up were located overseas with the first Name Not Disclosed, and the second runner up named Charles DeBarber. Both runners-up will be eligible for additional scholarships that will be awarded later in the year.

“I am honored to receive this award and recognition,” said Timothy W. Coleman, winner of the Ms. Aehee Kim Alliance Building Scholarship. “This scholarship will assist in my educational pursuits to better understand the national security issues facing America today and the emerging geostrategic threats shaping tomorrow.”

“We had many good applications, essays and thoughtful submissions by outstanding scholars,” said Jim Lint, founder and chairman of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “Tim had a great essay in addition to outstanding history and great potential to be a key player in America’s future national security endeavors.” Lint continued, “We received numerous submissions from veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as active duty personnel. This round of competition clearly demonstrates the need for more scholarship awards and the Lint Center will continue to build its financial base to help recognize great people with great potential to improve America’s National Security.”

About the Alliance Building Scholarship:

Scholarship applicants were required to submit essay’s addressing an issue of Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, National Defense, and/or National Security. Applicants were encouraged to clearly articulate original thoughts, ideas, and experiences as it pertains to the topic. Ground-breaking pioneering ideas, solutions, and recommendations were strongly desired. Essays were judged on scholarly rigor, creativity, and innovation. Authors were urged to be interdisciplinary in their thinking, assessments, and essay formulation.

About the Lint Center:
The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit 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 aims to:

  1. Identify promising individuals and assist in educational pursuits through scholarship initiatives
  2. Provide talented individuals with a meaningful leadership development mentoring program by current-and-former Counterintelligence and National Security Workers
  3. Create a forum for the dissemination and discussion of National Security Studies through the Center’s online Web-portal

All donations and contributions to the Lint Center are allocated solely to the Center’s scholarship funds. All actions and activities by the Lint Center are conducted by unpaid staff and volunteers. The Center is Veteran and minority operated and managed.

Lint Center Unveils Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship ($500)

Lint Center Unveils Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship ($500)

Recognizing Extraordinary Students in Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, and National Security Studies

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 unveiled the Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship which 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 fund provides $500 to recipients pursuing scholastic study in fields related to Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, and National Security studies.

“The Lint Center is extremely pleased to be offering the Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial scholarship award for the third consecutive year,” said Jim Lint, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc. “This scholarship has become one of the Center’s most sought after awards and we are extremely optimistic the level of interest as well as applicant submission caliber will be more impressive in 2010 than it was in years past.”

About the Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship:

The Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship fund provides $500 to recipients pursuing scholastic study in fields related to Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, and National Security studies. This scholarship is competed each year in July.

The deadline for scholarship applications is July 31.

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.

 

Scholarships Advertised

Lint Center receives confirmation of scholarships published on multiple websites and databases.

Three different national scholarship database organizations have advertised both the Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship and the Virginia & Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarships.  The Lint Center appreciates these organizations and their desire to assist students and the education community. 

  • FastWeb.com
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Lint Center Granted IRS 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status

Lint Center receives IRS 501(c)(3) Status 19 June 2007

On this day US Internal Revenue Service has approved 501 (c) (3) Tax Exempt Status for the Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc. This allows all donations or contributions to be deductible under IRS section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Lint Center is qualified to receive tax deductible bequest, devises, transfers or gifts under sections 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. The Lint Center is now treated as a public charity under the US Tax Code. The effective data was the date of incorporation 19 June 2007 and the Advance Ruling Date ends 31 December 2011. (At which time, further application to IRS must be sent.)

UPDATE 13 September 2007: State of Maryland approves charity designation.

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