Generation OM aims to provide scholarships to American Hindu students undertaking undergraduate degrees and to guide them in following the Hindu religion. We raise funds to finance these scholarships.
We hope to create long lasting partnerships with the students and and encourage them to become Youth Ambassadors and role models to their fellow Hindu community members.
The Generation OM Mission Statement is based on the quote from Winston Churchill on our front page:
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Generation OM was founded in 2007, by Pardeep K. Vedi, an American Hindu father in Central Florida. While searching for undergraduate scholarships with his two children who are attending Florida universities, he noticed that while there were scholarships for various religious, faith based and ethnic groups, there were none specifically for the American Hindu students. After discussion with his children ( Nisha Vedi thought of the name of the Corporation and Amardeep Vedi designed the Generation OM logo and assisted with the website development ) and encouragement and assurance from his wife, Generation OM was born out of the need to support our American Hindu students.
Generation OM is entirely managed and administered via volunteer effort and is largely funded by individual contributions. Donated funds are carefully monitored and disbursed with full transparency and accountability. Donations will be solicited from family, friends, well-wishers, and local businesses.
Will you help us make Generation OM a success? We need all your support. Please donate generously.