The Lint Center for National Security Studies, based out of Aberdeen, Maryland, announced this weekend that it is offering a series of scholarship awards to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in national security, international relations, and cultural awareness.
The Lint Center, a registered 501c3 founded in 2007, will be providing two merit-based scholarships totaling $1,500 for its January 2013 competition. The first scholarship is established 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 second scholarship is dedicated to Eekwon Lee and Jongja Byun, Korean War refugees evacuated to safety by US forces from the Chosen Reservoir in modern-day North Korea, to Pusan, South Korea.
Anna Hyonjoo Lint, Ph.D., Vice Chairwoman for the Lint Center for National Security Studies explained, “The purpose of the Center is to empower, enhance, and enable the next generation of America’s counterintelligence and national security workforce through scholarship initiatives.”
Dr. Lint added, “Having awarded 26 scholarships since our founding, the Center’s ongoing work is more than about providing just financial resources to the next generation of America’s national security workforce, it’s about leadership development.”
Brittany Minder, Communications and Marketing Manager for the Lint Center, explained that the leadership development effort is rooted in the Center’s mentoring program, noting, “The Lint Center provides an experienced national security practitioner, either connected to the winner’s field of interest or otherwise capable of guidance, to mentor each scholarship recipient-student in their path to choosing the most appropriate career field.”
“With over 200 mentors, we are well-positioned to match emerging leaders with practitioners who can provide the feedback, context, and contacts to expedite the development and to streamline the learning curve of mentees,” Minder added.
Given the increasing cost of higher education and the dismal job prospects for recent college graduates, a financial award and career guidance appears to be a great potential recipe for success.
The Lint Center, veteran and minority operated and managed, offers merit-based scholarships bi-annually (twice a year, in January and July). The deadline to submit applications for the upcoming scholarship is January 31, 2013. Additional information regarding the Lint Center’s scholarship competition can be found at: http://www.lintcenter.org/scholarships.htm.
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