INSIDE BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY
Student earns accolades from USA Today
In 2004, Gupta’s leadership was rewarded when he received a $26,000 scholarship from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. One of only 77 winners selected from among 609 candidates, he was chosen on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual ability and likelihood of "making a difference."
Gupta has taught English and science to children in Ghana while raising money to build a school there. He founded Binghamton Students for Students International, a Student Association-chartered group that raises awareness and funds for students in third-world countries; and Atuu International, a New York state registered charity, that raises scholarship funds for students in Ghana.
Gupta has also served as a teaching assistant, as captain of the debate team, a volunteer for Red Cross blood drives and a tutor through the Center for Academic Excellence, donating all his wages to Atuu International.