Viren and Rekha Sharma Scholarships - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Viren and Rekha Sharma Scholarships

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SALISBURY, Md. - An engineer-turned-businessman, Viren Sharma came to America years ago seeking opportunity. He capitalized on his chances, and he's tired of seeing American students squander theirs.      

Through the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Viren Sharma is giving out scholarships for students who are pursuing degrees in math, science, or engineering. Sharma is an engineer by education and training, but he says he "turned into a businessman really on Delmarva."

There are two scholarships being offered, each worth $2,000. They're available to graduating seniors at James M. Bennett High school in Salisbury, where Sharma's children went.

But this effort is about more than family ties. He came to America for opportunity -- and he thinks this nation should thrive in these technological fields.

"I feel that technology, math, science, and engineering are very important for the growth of the country itself. All the innovation, everything's going to come from these people. I feel that there should be more emphasis on these areas so that in this important area of education -- or educated people -- should be in this country itself, not have to rely on other countries," says Viren.

Applications are available at Bennett High and online the Community Foundation's website, www.cfes.org.

The deadline is April 1st.

 

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