The Random Acts of Kindness Scholarship

The personal injury attorneys at Shiver Hamilton are firm believers in community involvement and treating others with respect. This year, we are proud to announce The 2020 Random Acts of Kindness Scholarship. Our scholarship is inspired by Something for Alex, a charity established by one of our prior clients that collects and provides warm clothing for the less fortunate.

A random act of kindness can go a long way, so we decided to create The 2020 Random Acts of Kindness Scholarship to hear these stories of small efforts that brighten someone’s day. We want to encourage students who believe in doing good for others just for the sake of being kind.

If you have a story of a random act of kindness, whether you were on the one performing the act for others or if someone else did something nice for you, we encourage you to apply. Explain how this event impacted you and the others involved. One student will receive a $1,000 scholarship award for their essay detailing this experience and explaining the effects of such an act. It is our hope that this scholarship will not only recognize students for their good deeds, but also encourage others to commit similar acts.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for The Random Acts of Kindness Scholarship, you must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or law program within the United States. This scholarship is also open to high school seniors who are graduating and enrolled in college before the December 31, 2020 deadline. All candidates must be in good academic standing and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible for this scholarship.


Please submit the following materials as part of your complete application:

  • A transcript from your current or most recent educational institution
  • A resume
  • A 750 word essay discussing a time that you performed a random act of kindness for someone or a time where you were on the receiving end of a random act of kindness, and the effects of the event on everyone involved.


The deadline for The Random Acts of Kindness Scholarship is December 31, 2020. All application materials must be submitted to on or before this deadline in order to be considered eligible. Applications should have the subject line “[Applicant’s Name – The Random Acts of Kindness Scholarship].”