CDT Knight ’21 Earns Barry Scholarship
We are thrilled to share that the Canterbury Institute recently announced that Cadet Denton Knight ’21 an International Affairs major and Persian minor from Fairfax, VA, earned a Barry Scholarship. Knight is one of nine Barry Scholars selected this year and the academy’s first recipient. Born and raised in Fairfax, VA, Knight has focused his studies and work experiences on developing an understanding of international community development rooted in a conception of the good life. He spent a year living and working with a non-governmental organization in small-town Tajikistan, where he built assistive devices for children with disabilities and taught English. He has also interned with the Security Governance Initiative at the U.S. Department of State’s Africa Bureau, taught schoolchildren in Tanzania, and commanded a Company of Cadets through summer field training during COVID-19. This year, he is engaged as the leader of the cadet Trust program, an organization focused on supporting efforts at fighting sexual assault and harassment through offering peer support at the lowest level. His research has explored the impact of technology on education quality and the effects of foreign aid on rates of social capital. He looks forward to serving as an Army Infantry Officer and later hopes to transition to the Civil Affairs branch and eventually work in the international development field. National and international scholarship competitions continue to recognize the hard work and dedication of our cadets. We are incredibly proud of Cadet Knight; he is an outstanding young scholar. His graduate work will enable him to make significant contributions as a future leader in the U.S. Army. Congratulations, Denton!