Bermudez Kindness Scholarship

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” - Mother Theresa

You can never know what someone else is going through. When we approach other human beings with compassion, empathy, and understanding – we can make the world a better place!

This year two $750 scholarships are available. One scholarship will be awarded to a senior at who attends a high school located in Berkeley County, South Carolina. The second scholarship is available to one senior who attends high school in the US.

This scholarship will be awarded to a senior who demonstrates the importance of kindness. Funds may be used to pay for tuition, fees, books, or other costs associated with attendance of a 4-year, 2-year, or trade school education program. It may also be used to supplement newly enlisted military members for uniforms or other required items.

All applications must be received by Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023. The scholarship recipients will be announced no later than May 19th, 2023.

The 2023 Scholarship is closed. Check back in February 2024 for next year’s announcement!

Previous Winners!


Althea Faulknham

University of South Carolina

“Kindness influences people. One act of kindness can create a beautiful trend, and when people experience kindness, they are more apt to show kindness to others. In our society today, everyone is so focused on being right, when anyone can be right, but not everyone can be kind.”


Reagan Leopold

Clemson University

“In our world today, there is an unhealthy amount of selfishness and self centeredness. It seems like almost everyone is focused on themselves and have forgotten the importance of kindness and selflessness. What people don’t realize is that kindness is not only about being kind to others, but also about showing compassion towards yourself.”



Faith Brown

Georgia Southern University

“When you show people kindness it lets them know that they are some good people out there in the world and it’s not all bad despite what they may hear on the news or radio talk shows. You don’t know what a person is feeling and at that moment when you do something good, showing a random act of kindness, could save their lives. We should strive to treat others the way you want to be treated, with kindness and respect.”


Ande Reyes

Clemson University

“You don’t need to spend lots of money or throw a big party or shower someone with gifts to make someone feel better. What you really need to do is give them affection, and the best part about affection is that it’s free to give! Whenever I see one of my friends feeling bad or when I see one of my teammates feeling frustrated that they messed up in a race, I make sure to go up to them, tell them all of the good things they did, and get their minds off of the negative things.”


Wilhem Davis

Clemson University

“Kindness is important in today’s society more than any society before. With the internet, everyone is exposed to everything, and it’s no wonder people are more depressed than normal. Kindness between people helps people remain positive. It helps people understand the value of their peers and helps their peers see the value in themselves.”