Give to the Generation OM Endowed Scholarship
The goal of the Generation OM Fellowship is to both support the educational aspirations of Hindu American youth and to uphold the value of service to the community and society. Just as leaders in our community have come together to support our youth, we hope to reward youth who live the values of service and encourage them to continue to give back as they graduate high school and move to the next stage in their lives. Students must live in Seminole, Orange or Osceola county and identify as Hindu. Once selected, a student may continue to receive Generation OM scholarships during their duration of study at Seminole State College of Florida. To maintain eligibility, students must maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA, perform 40 hours of approved volunteer service, submit one article for possible inclusion in the Generation OM newsletter and attend the annual fellowship banquet.
As the inaugural recipient of the Generation OM Endowed Scholarship at Seminole State, Kochhar received the Generation OM scholarship during his freshman and sophomore years. He completed his associate degree in computer science in December 2020, graduating with a 3.9 GPA.
Kochhar gives back by volunteering at the Hindu Society of Central Florida and Feed Children Everywhere to help make sure no child stays hungry.
Kochhar is continuing his studies in computer science, working to earn a bachelor's degree in information technology. His dream is to obtain a master's degree and develop an application to teach kids all around the world how to code.
Chhaganlal is working to complete his associate degree in general business. Possessing a 3.5 GPA, Chhaganlal is a member of the Grindles Honors Institute program that cultivates academic curiosity, creativity and willingness to embrace challenge, uncertainty, and diversity as engaged members of society students. He also serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of Phi Theta Kappa.
The Generation OM scholarship allows Chhaganlal the freedom to participate in the community. In addition to community service in college, Chhaganlal assists in Sunday school at the Chinmaya Mission of Orlando. After graduating from Seminole State, he plans to specialize in business at the University of Central Florida.
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