Father Pravin, Allen Lowe from Ashcraft & Gerel, Sumit, and mother and Local 400 member Manjula. photo by Carol Wiszynski.

Sumit Dalsania, son of Manjula and Pravin Dalsania, has beenawarded a $5,000 scholarship from Ashcraft & Gerel. Sumit’s mother, Manjula, is a member of UFCW Local 400 and works as a cashier at Shoppers Food and Pharmacy in Bowie, Md. Graduating in the top 10 of his class at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Md., Sumit will begin his college career at University of Maryland-College Park in the fall where he plans to study medicine. He hopes one day to get his MD or Ph.D in research-based clinical genetics. In addition to excelling at academics, Sumit has been active in youth groups as well as track. He follows his father who went to college in India and his older brother who goes to Drexel in Philadelphia. Ashcraft & Gerel has been awarding scholarships for the past 25 years, please stay tuned to our scholarship page for future opportunities.