Army Staff Sgt. Special Agent Richard S. Eaton Jr, Scholarship

The Lint Center for National Security Studies is proud to award this $1,000 annual scholarship in honor of Staff Sgt. Richard Eaton, a U.S. Army Counterintelligence Special Agent and a Bronze Star recipient who died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on August 12, 2003. The scholarship money may be used to pay for tuition and fees only. The money may not be used to pay for board and lodging.

Award Information:

Amount: $1,000 (plus an assigned mentor with experience in the field of national security)
Number of Scholarship Awards: Varies
Deadline: January or July 31st
GPA: Check the official website for more information
Major: Fields of study related to Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, Cultural Understanding, and National Security Studies
Eligible Students: Candidates enrolled as full-time students in an accredited college or university pursuing scholastic studies in fields related to alliance building, counterintelligence, cultural understanding, and national security studies.

Application Process:

1. Get a copy of the scholarship application form and fill it out completely. (Download a copy at
2. Compose a 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, experiences pertaining to Counterintelligence, National Security, Alliance Building, and/or National Defense. Groundbreaking innovative ideals and/or solutions are highly desired. Try to be interdisciplinary with your thinking.
3. Include a recent photo of yourself (digital).
4. On a separate sheet, please tell the scholarship committee why you believe that you deserve to receive this scholarship. In making your personal essay, you should cover an understanding of your thoughts and feelings about the importance of a career in National Security. Please mention your plans after finishing your studies. Limit your personal essay to one page.
5. Update your resume and include it to your application.
6. Provide proof of acceptance and enrollment at an accredited college or university in the U.S.
7. Provide two (2) recommendation letters from your teachers, supervisors, or community leaders commenting on your role in the Counterintelligence, National Security, Alliance Building, and National Defense activity; your level of involvement; and the quality of work and other important information that the scholarship committee should know.
8. You’ll need to list down one specific (or all) scholarship award you applied for.
9. Review and sign the Application Checklist that’s included in the application packet.
10. Sign the consent form to release any or all of the information you provided.
11. Save all application materials as a single PDF document and mail to The Lint Center Scholarship Committee at [email protected]

Note: An online application may be accessed through the Lint Center webpage. Instead of sending one PDF document, you’ll need to upload digital copies of all the required documents and electronically sign the consent and release forms.

Application Checklist:

– Completed Scholarship Application
– Essay on Counterintelligence or National Security
– Signed request for essay to be published on webpage
– Personal Essay
– Recent Photo (digital)
– Current resume
– Proof of acceptance and enrollment at an accredited 4-year (or more) college/university
– Recent academic transcript(s) showing cumulative GPA; copies of special academic awards
– Two (2) Recommendation letters
– List of name of specific scholarship you are requesting or (All)
– Completed Application Checklist Form
– Applicant’s signed consent and release

Contact Information:

Lint Center for National Security Studies
4803 Atlas Cedar Way,
Aberdeen, MD 21001
General Email: [email protected]
Scholarship Committee: [email protected]

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