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Studies Awards Scholarship to

Undergraduate at Oklahoma State

 University at Tulsa and

United States Navy Veteran 


WASHINGTON, D.C., November 29, 2011 – 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 that Josh Basquez was awarded the John Joseph McGurk III Memorial Scholarship.


“I am very pleased to have been awarded this scholarship award from the Lint Center for National Security Studies,” said Josh Basquez, former U.S Navy Petty Officer 2nd class and current undergraduate student at Oklahoma State University at Tulsa. “The John Joseph McGurk III Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to honor a great American and a former member of the Armed Services and I share Mr. McGurk’s sense of patriotism and service to fellow man. I believe strongly that I will benefit greatly from the Lint Center’s mentoring program and I am grateful for this tremendous opportunity.  


“This scholarship award is dedicated in memoriam to honor a loving father, a dedicated husband and a great friend,” said John J. McGurk, the son of the late John Joseph McGurk. “My father had a passion for knowledge and zest for life which continues to serve as a testament to the countless people he counseled and inspired during his lifetime. On behalf of the entire McGurk family, we congratulate Josh Basquez for his impressive scholarship application and we thank the Lint Center for National Security Studies for further enabling the legacy of my father’s positive impact.”


“The Lint Center felt that Josh Basquez would be a strong fit for the Center’s scholarship and mentoring program because of his background in Navy, his work at the Defense Information Systems Agency, and his continued studies at Oklahoma State University at Tulsa,” said James R. Lint, Chairman of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “We were impressed with Josh’s application in its entirety and thought his essay highlighting economic and military power transitions in Central and South America was a strong reminder that America cannot ignore its own backyard.”


Due to the generosity and continued support of the world’s leading private intelligence company, Strategic Forecasting, Inc., Josh Basquez 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.


About the 20011 John Joseph McGurk III Memorial Scholarship:

Mr. McGurk’s legacy is one of faith, compassion, love and service to his fellow man.


Mr. McGurk served in the United States Army and was called-up for deployment during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. A great American in his own right, an avid reader of American history, biographies on great leaders and perspectives on the pivotal role the entrepreneurial spirit played in making this country an outlier for greatness in modern times; McGurk’s passion for knowledge and zest for life continues to serve as a testament to the countless people he counseled and inspired during his lifetime.


This scholarship was created to identify future leaders of consequence who can carry on that which Mr. McGurk knew to be the promise of America.


About Josh Basquez:

Josh Basquez was born on base at Fort Ord, CA and joined the Navy as an Information Technician. He worked in the IT and War Gaming department at the US Naval War College. After honorably serving in the Navy, he worked for Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) while going to college. Later he joined Kaiser-Francis Oil Company providing network and IT systems administration. Currently, Josh is a political science major at Oklahoma State University at Tulsa. Josh is fluent in Spanish, and looks forward to a career in policy development, with a possible focus on South American or East Asian studies. To read his winning essay, please visit http://www.LintCenter.com/Winners/winners-mid11.htm


About Stratfor:

Stratfor is the world’s leading private intelligence company providing individuals and corporations with breaking intelligence, in-depth analysis, assessments and forecasts on global political, economic, security, and public policy issues. Through its unrivalled blend of strategic and tactical expertise, Stratfor helps clients protect their assets, diminish risk and increase opportunities to compete in the global market. Stratfor’s services include free intelligence reports, subscription-based access and confidential consulting. For more information, please visit www.stratfor.com.


About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 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. The Center, an IRS approved charity, is Veteran and minority operated and managed. For more information and to view details regarding semi-annual scholarship opportunities, please visit www.LintCenter.com.




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