Lint Center Announces 2012 Frank and Virginia Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship Winner

Lint Center for National Security Studies Awards Scholarship to International Security Studies Graduate Student and Department of Homeland Security Full-Time Intern, Joseph Kirshy

The Lint Center, a non-profit charity focused on supporting the educational pursuits of the next generation of America's Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, today formally announced Mr. Joseph Kirshy was awarded the 2012 Frank and Virginia Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship aims to support the undergraduate and graduate pursuits of scholars interested in National Security.

Lint Center scholarships include a monetary, material, and networking gift to its winners. The monetary gifts range from $500 to $1,500 and are to be used for investments in education and development. The other two gifts, winners consider invaluable. They are a year-long subscription to leading geo-political analysts and world-renowned forecasting organization, Stratfor and an official introduction to the Lint Center's vast mentor network with a matched one-on-one mentor from the National Security community in the scholarship winner's area or organization of interest.

The Lint Center for National Security Studies Scholarship Committee evaluates scholarship applicants by more than the sum of their scholarly achievements. Applicant-winners have a pointed and distinctive essay on a Counterintelligence or National Security topic, a personal essay presenting a multi-layered and compelling individual to the Scholarship Committee, soaring letters of recommendation, and a superb academic transcript. Most of all, Lint Center scholarship winners possess a presence of being that undoubtedly epitomizes one of a future National Security professional: a potential for leadership, integrity of character, and clear determination.

"I am honored to receive the Frank and Virginia Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship," said Joey Kirshy, a current Master's student at the University of Arizona and full-time Student Intern at Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection Office of the Border Patrol. "My plans for the future, to work as an Intelligence Officer in a Counterintelligence Unit, coincide with the mission and affiliates at the Lint Center for National Security Studies. I am excited about what opportunities the Center's Mentoring Program will offer as I near the end of my formal education and the beginning of my professional career."

"The Lint Center Team is pleased to introduce Mr. Kirshy to the Lint Center community as the 2012 Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship Winner," said Mr. James Lint, Chairman and CEO of the Lint Center. "Mr. Kirshy's upbringing, education, on-the-job training at the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Patrol, and plans to pursue a job in a Counterintelligence unit speaks to multiple cornerstones of the National Security community and the Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship. It's evident that Mr. Kirshy has an invariable dedication to the future of National Security and will undoubtedly make his mark on the next generation of the Community."

Due to the generosity and continued support of the world's leading private intelligence company, Strategic Forecasting, Inc., Mr. Kirshy will also receive a one-year subscription to Stratfor's Subscription service, which includes industry leading intelligence reports providing situational awareness, geopolitical analysis, and analytically rigorous forecasting.

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About the Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship:
The Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship fund provides $500 to recipients pursuing scholastic study in fields related to Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, and National Security Studies.

About Joseph Kirshy:
Joey Kirshy is currently pursuing his Master's degree in International Security Studies at the University of Arizona, after attending the American Military University's National Security Studies Master's program for one year. He graduated from the of Arizona in 2011 with a BA in Middle Eastern Studies, minoring in Arabic, Political Science, and Business Administration. Throughout Joey's undergraduate and graduate studies, he has been employed as a full-time Student Intern with the US Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection Office of the Border Patrol. He was assigned to a joint operations center focused on combating transnational threats, as well as Security Safeguarding Classified National Security Information and Security Anti-Terrorism Overview training. In tandem with his education and on-the-job experience, Joey's upbringing on Military bases around the world, with an experienced federal civil servant for a mother and a 20-year soldier for a father, plans on pursuing an Intelligence Officer position within a Counterintelligence Unit after graduation.

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