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BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Former United States Naval Academy men’s water polo athlete Francis (Frank) Kim ’19 was recently named a recipient of a Knight-Hennessy Scholarship to Stanford University.

A native of Houston, Texas, and a graduate of Clear Lake High School, Kim is pursuing both a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at Stanford Graduate School and a Juris Doctorate at Yale University Law School.

He received his commission from USNA in 2019 and completed two deployments as a nuclear submarine officer and military diver.

Prior to his military service, Kim interned at the United States Institute of Peace and at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

A Phi Kappa Phi and the top student in the political science department during his time in Annapolis, he served as captain of the water polo team.  During his tenure as a goalkeeper for the Midshipmen, Kim compiled 227 saves and 206 goals against for a .524 save percentage in 35 games.

Kim aspires to pursue a career dedicated to improving and restoring faith in the American democratic system through social/political entrepreneurship and electoral reform advocacy.

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program is designed to build a multidisciplinary community dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

Each year the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program selects 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders.

Collegiate Water Polo Association