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Lint Center Scholarships

Based upon availability, a minimum of one scholarship will be awarded per year. The amount and number of the scholarships will be determined by the amount of donated money that is available each year. Scholarship funds are intended for the cost of tuition and fees for classes only. Room and Board will not be funded. Applications received after the deadline will be considered for the following year. All information provided on your scholarship application will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Scholarship winners will receive the opportunity to have a mentor from the Counterintelligence or National Security profession sponsored by The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc. In addition, Stratfor has generously donated a free subscription for the winner.

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, feelings, 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. See our new Essay Idea Page for examples and inspiration.

Scholarship winners will receive the opportunity to have a mentor from the Counterintelligence or National Security profession sponsored by The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc. Due to the generosity of Stratfor, they have donated a free subscription for the winner.

We want to greatly thank you for your interest, and to all who support The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc, Scholarship Program through their generous donations. The Lint Center expects to receive applications from many exceptional students. Unfortunately we can only select a very limited number to receive the scholarship. We wish each and every applicant a most prosperous future.

As The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc continues to grow, and as others continue to become aware and appreciate the efforts of The Lint Center Scholarship Program, we hope we will be able to expand our endeavors and award more scholarships to such deserving scholars.

We hope to assist our students to achieve their educational goals and aspire to leadership in the pursuit of freedom and a better world.

All accompanying essays must have the statement:

“I (request/do not request) this Essay to be published on the Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc website (with/without) my name published.” Pick your choices.

A goal of the Lint Center will be to increase the publishing of papers related to the National Security goals and scholarship essays will allow ideas to improve and sometimes the first published work for our young scholars.

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Irlet Anderson Scholarship

Charles Fonseca Scholarship

Bernard and Sylvia Davis Thompson Scholarship

Thank you for your interest in the National Organization of

Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)

Irlet Anderson Scholarship Award – $2,500.00

Charles Fonseca Scholarship Award – $2,000.00

Bernard and Sylvia Davis Thompson Scholarship – $1,500.00

Each scholarship is a one-time award offered to a graduating high school senior who is committed to a career in law enforcement or criminal justice. The person selected for this award will be committed to becoming a sworn law enforcement officer, Special Agent or work in a related position or field.

FROM THE NATIONAL OFFICE: The Irlet Anderson, Charles Fonseca and the Bernard and Sylvia Davis Thompson Scholarship Awards are one-time scholarships awarded to high school seniors. The scholarship recipients are recognized during the NOBLE Annual Training Conference in August. Applications may be obtained from the National Office or online at the NOBLE website HUhttp://www.noblenational.org

ELIGIBILITY:

• Must be a current high school senior who will receive a diploma prior to the award announcement (before July 2019)

• Must be pursuing a degree in any of the Social Sciences, including technology, forensic investigation and other criminal investigative studies and be committed to a career in law enforcement or criminal justice

• Must be accepted to an accredited academic institution (proof of acceptance will be required)

• Must be a U.S. Citizen

• Must display a need for financial help

• Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 or higher

• Must complete and submit the following by Sunday, April 15, 2019

1. An Application Form

2. School Transcript

3. Two Letters of Recommendation

4. A type-written one page essay authored by the applicant stating career goals and interests and reasons why you should receive this law enforcement award.