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**31 January 2015**


Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr., Scholarship ($1,000) 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 12 August 2003 (Iraq time).  The Staff Sgt Richard Eaton Jr. Memorial Scholarship fund provides 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:

http://www.lintcenter.org/2009/Eaton.htm .

Next Scholarship Submission Date is: 31 Jan  -- -- Press Release

Scholarship Application (Web)

Scholarship Application

Press Release for 2013 winner

Press Release for 2012 Miguel Ibarra

Press Release for 2011 Devin Hernandez

Press Release for 2011


Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship, ($500) True Freedom Fighters. Eekwon Lee and Jongja Byun had an incredible life with a true appreciation for freedom and tough choices. Two people who saw tough times during the Korean War and later traveled the world to pursue better opportunities for the family. This will be competitively awarded in the amount of $500. To remember and respect the donors’ historic experiences, the winning essay should be focused on international relations, cultural awareness, and pioneering for life changes. **Full Press Release** Scholarship Application (Web)


The links go to stories about a 2d cousin who lived in same house for about 10 years during the Korean War of Mrs. Jongja Byun.  Mrs. Byun also escaped from the same city and went to Pusan on a US troop ship. 

Dr. Jhong Sam Lee PowerPoint            Dr. J. S. Obituary

Dr. Jhong Sam Lee, Defense Communications Engineer Blog Article


More Coming Soon:  Writings from the Grand Daughter of Lee and Byun Page 

  Korean Scholarship

**July 2015**


Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship ($1,500) -- Requirements and Info Page Photo and Bio of James R. Lint and Anna Hyonjoo Lint

21 August 2008 first winner of Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship announced: Sergeant Jennifer Lynn Flory, U.S. Army ----Press Release and see webpage with interesting idea from her essay. About the scholarship. This essay can be your thoughts, feelings, ideas or experiences pertaining to Counterintelligence, National Security, Alliance Building, and/or National Defense. Ground-breaking innovative ideas/solutions are desired. See the attached Vanguard article which was part of SGT Flory's application for which she received a 2008 scholarship from the Lint Center for National Security Studies; MICA participated in her recognition by providing SGT Flory with a one-year complimentary membership.     Scholarship Application (Web Version PREFERED)     

Scholarship Application Hardcopy

MAJ James W. Dennehy Esq. Scholarship ($500)

Maj. James W. Dennehy, Esquire, age 47, died Wednesday, August 24, 2011, from natural causes. He was on active duty while attending advanced military legal education at the Judge Advocate General's Legal Center in Charlottesville, Va.


Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship (This will be awarded to runner-up candidates of Lint Center Scholarships to include the Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship) (One application and you can apply for two scholarships!) Info Page Next Scholarship Submission Date is: 31 July 

Press Release for 2011 Winner Sabeena Shaikh

Press Release for 2010 Winner Jordan Daniels

Press Release for 2009 Winner LT Linhart

Next Scholarship Submission Date is: 31 July 2011   Scholarship Application (<--Web Prefered)   Scholarship Application Hardcopy


Capstone Essay
Prepare an 600-800 word essay fully explaining one of the goals or concepts of The Lint Center for National Security Studies. This can be your thoughts, ideas, or experiences pertaining to Counterintelligence, National Security, Alliance Building, and/or National Defense.  Ground-breaking innovative ideas/solutions are desired.  Essays will be judged on scholarly rigor, creativity and innovation. Authors are encouraged to be interdisciplinary in their thinking. The author of the essay will be judged by former Counterintelligence Special Agents.




The Ben Franklin Scholarship at Lint Center

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was an American inventor, journalist, printer, diplomat, and statesman.

The Lint Center is pleased to inform you of a recent donation which will sponsor two new scholarships with the last on January 2013.  (Past awards have been July 2012,  July 2009 and January 2010). This generous (returnin) supporter has requested that the Lint Center determine what these two scholarships should be named and has asked that they honor a legacy of an inspiring individual.  The first scholarship will be named after Ben Franklin who an American inventor, journalist, printer, diplomat, and statesman.

As per the donors request, the primary focus of these scholarships will be on America’s use of “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 here is on alternative uses, strategies, and tactics to ensure America’s security, at home and aboard.

Ben Franklin was a dedicated leader who may not have been a warrior but showed how soft power can help a small nation survive.   Info Page Scholarship Application Hardcopy  Next Scholarship Submission Date is: 31 Jan 

Scholarship Application (Web PERFERRED)




Potential Renewal:

(YOU/Donors may select these to renew.)

Aehee Kim Alliance Building Scholarship Lint Center Announces the winner of Ms. Aehee Kim Alliance Building 2008 Scholarship ($500) (Press Release on Tim Coleman)



John Joseph McGurk III Memorial Scholarship ($500) This scholarship opportunity was created by a generous sponsor and a consummate supporter of the Lint Center for National Security Studies.   Scholarship Application (Web PERFERRED)  Scholarship Application Hardcopy


Lint Center's 'Quest for Knowledge' Scolarship:

Honoring Spec. Christopher J. Coffland  ($500)

Christopher J. Coffland. Spec. 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, Specialist Coffland received two Bronze Stars for bravery and a Purple Heart among other medals for his service. Information and Requirements page.



MICA -- ----------------- Stratfor

MICA donates to recent Winner ----------------- New Corporate Donor Press Release


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Scholarship Winners for Winter 2010 Page

Mission Statement: “Empower, Enhance, Enable”
The mission of the Lint Center for National Security Studies is to foster and further the educational development and opportunities for the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security Workers.  The Center focuses on empowering individuals, enhancing the study of national security issues, and enabling emerging leaders to be mentored by established current-and-former industry experts.

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a private 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.

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January 2014  
William White
A member of USNA
January 2013 July 2013

Megan Rosenberger

A. Thorpe

Denae Ford

Alana Perez

January 2012 July 2012

Miguel Ibarra

Zach Przystup

Greg Williamson

Michelle Shevin-Coetzee

Joey Kirshy

January 2011 July 2011


Devin Hernandez

Matt Richardson

Sabeena Shaikh

Joshua Basquez

January 2010 July 2010

1LT John Deniston

Jordan Harms

Ms. K, Name Withheld

One Deployed Unnamed

Boris K

Jordan Daniels

Trevor Kennedy


Spring 2009 Fall 2009


Juan Rodrigo T. Ricafort

January 2008 July 2008

Tim Coleman

First Winner

SGT, Jennifer Flory

Joe Linhart

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Scholarship submission dates are twice a year in January and July.
Total Awards Granted 32
Since 2007

NEW MAJ James W. Dennehy Esq. Scholarship


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New 2014

Scholarship Winners

William White &  A member of USNA


2012 CEO Review


Past Winners


New YouTube Channel and Video

 New Our Five-Year Milestone


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First Newsletter


More Mentors Listed


Gov Internships

New Year from the CEO Message


5 Sep 2012


Hakin9 is premier weekly magazine devoted to IT security


1 July 2008
Corporate Sponsor

Significant Gift Received


1 JAN 2013
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Press Release on OPSEC Professionals Society

7 August 2007 Press Release 3:  Granted IRS 501 (c) (3) Tax Exempt Status 19 June 2007.


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Past Scholarships Awarded:

Special Agent Rick Eaton Scholarship


Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship


Mr. Jack McCoy Scholarship


'Quest for Knowledge' Scholarship: Honoring CPL Christopher J. Coffland


Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship


Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship


Aehee Kim Alliance Building Scholarship


Ben Franklin Scholarship at  Lint Center


Scholarship Generation Opportunities for Donors

Virtual Intern Program