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Scholarship Winners Winter 2010

Winter 2010 Competition Produced Some Excellent Essays

Below are links to some of the great essay competitors who submitted some honorable mention essays. The final selections have been made. These were worthy to be posted and are authorized to be posted by these great scholars.


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

WINNER: 1LT John Deniston, USAF

His excellent Information Operations Essay will be posted soon.

The Staff Sergeant Richard Eaton Jr. Memorial 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, in 2003.

“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.”

The Ben Franklin Scholarship at Lint Center ($500)

WINNER: Kerrie Kurtz

Her great Soft Power Essay plus personal essay.

Kerri K


Benjamin Franklin (17 January 1706 17 April 1790) was an American inventor, journalist, printer, diplomat, and statesman.

This generous (new) 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 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


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

WINNER:  Name Withheld Due to Current Duty Assignment

Excellent essay on changes to the Peace Corps with addition of a Cultural Corps.    (Personal Essay.)  Webpage on Lee & Byun Winners

Winner Winter 2010

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 on scholarship.**


Mr. Jack McCoy Scholarship ($500)

WINNER: Jordan Harms

His interesting national security essay shows his interest in international affairs, and his personal essay shows why. Great potential.

Jordon Harms

Information Page about this Korean War Navy Veteran and essay focus. Write an essay with the topic of diplomacy, to include outside of normal diplomatic channels. This can be focused on personal diplomacy successes that can show the impact of one person/group to change the opinion of others around the world. This could also be focused on changes in diplomatic approaches to solve world problems. Next Scholarship Submission Date is: 31 Jan 2011 -- Scholarship Application





Fall 2009 Scholarship Winners

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Juan Rodrigo T. Ricafort


July 2008 Competition Results Page

See the winner from the Jan 08 competition webpage with essays by winner Tim Coleman and runners up.



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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.
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