The personal injury attorneys at Shiver Hamilton are firm believers in community involvement and treating others with respect. Each year we offer the Random Acts of Kindness Scholarship to contribute to a student’s education and to award them for their good deeds. Below are our past winners:
2020 Winner: Karalyn Lum
Biography: My family and I are from Honolulu, Hawai’i, and I am currently pursuing a primary major in Operations Management with a secondary major in Digital Marketing at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating, I plan to return home and further my education at graduate school. I have a passion for learning about anything and everything, especially when it’s about the business world.
“Words cannot describe how excited, grateful, and honored I am to be receiving this special scholarship. One of my top priorities in life is to serve others and treat them how I would want to be treated, so winning the Random Acts of Kindness Scholarship is both a personal achievement to me and a reminder that kind deeds can benefit more than just one person. In fact, random acts of kindness keep the world going. This scholarship will go a long way in helping my family and me pay for my college tuition. Thank you times a million to Shiver Hamilton and everyone who was involved.”
2019 Winner: Isaac Noren
Biography: I am from Naperville, IL and a senior at Naperville Central High School. At my school, I am a member of the J. Kyle Braid (JKB) Leadership Foundation, a varsity captain for both the swim team and water polo teams, and a member of the National Honor Society. After high school, I plan to pursue a degree in Biomedical Engineering and I hope to one day own my own business.
I am very honored to have been selected for the 2019 Random Acts of Kindness scholarship. It is extremely meaningful to me that my story resonated within Shiver Hamilton and I hope that it impacts others to look for opportunities to spread kindness.
2018 Winner: Emma Kosmala
My family and I live in small but growing Lebanon, Oregon. I received my Bachelor of Science from Corban University in Salem, Oregon. While attending school I also played for the collegiate women’s soccer team. Currently, I am pursing a doctorate in Occupational Therapy.
Helping others thrive in their everyday lives by accomplishing the simple tasks that they do each day is one of my passions and reasons why I am pursuing the career as a therapist. To be educated to the best of my ability as an occupational therapist requires an extensive amount of school, and the price on this degree remains quite high. The scholarship from Shiver Hamilton will allow me to help others reach their goals in therapy while also giving me some breathing room in my educational costs.
2018 Winner: Erin O’Hara
I grew up in Rochester, Minnesota and I’m now a freshman at Drexel University in Philadelphia. I’m studying health sciences and plan to go to grad school and become a Physician Assistant.
Receiving the Shiver Hamilton Random Acts of Kindness Scholarship is an honor. As I watched my sister battle, and eventually succumb to brain cancer, it was the kindness of others that helped me get through the toughest days. I was inspired by the medical professionals we met along the cancer journey and I hope to one day be a Physician Assistant and help others they way so many people helped me and my family. Thank you for your help in supporting my education as I work towards my goal of becoming a PA.
2018 Winner: Madeline Elliott
My name is Madeline Elliott and I live in Chapman, Kansas with my parents and younger brother. I am a senior at Chapman High School, where I’m involved in various activities and sports. I spend most of my time as the Student Council President or participating in Cross Country, Track, Dance Team, Future Business Leaders of America, Forensics, and Scholar’s Bowl to name a few. I will be attending the University of Kansas to major in Advertising/Public Relations and Sports Marketing, as well as being on the Pre-Law track.
I am ecstatic about winning the Random Acts of Kindness Scholarship. It’s a wonderful program that just goes to show that doing one nice thing can mean the world in multiple ways. This scholarship will take a big financial burden off of my shoulders, something I am forever grateful for. I am so proud to be the winner and hope I can represent the team behind it with justice next year.