Lint Center’s ‘John Joseph McGurk III Memorial’ Scholarship ($500)
WINNER: Josh Basquez (2011)

Josh Basquez was born on base at Fort Ord, CA and joined the Navy as an Information Technician. He worked in the IT and War Gaming department at the US Naval War College. After honorably serving in the Navy, he worked for Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) while going to college. Later he joined Kaiser-Francis Oil Company providing network and IT systems administration. Currently, Josh is political science major at Oklahoma State University at Tulsa. Josh is fluent in Spanish, and looks forward to a career in policy development, with a possible focus on South American or East Asian studies.

Read his essay and bio.