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The Annual Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship

$1000 Annual Scholarship For Current and Incoming Students

Students are the Future 

Attorney Stewart J. Guss appreciates the value of education as well and the ever increasing  costs of obtaining one. This yearly scholarship of $1000 is designed to alleviate some of the financial pressure on promising students wishing to further their education at the college and university level. To qualify for the Guss Scholarship you must be an aspiring or current U.S. college student and must participate in our essay competition on the legal topic outlined below.

The 2018 Scholarship Topic – The Video Essay

The 2018 application process requires applicants to present a 1-2 minute video on the chosen topic below.  The topic for the 2018 scholarship is:

What are the most common causes of bicycle accidents and what safety measurements can be implemented to decrease these type of accidents?

This topic gives applicants a wide range of scope, subject, and direction and we hope to see lots of opinion, reasoning, and passion!

Please note that we will be publishing the very best of the great videos we are expecting on this topic! For this reason, please note that if you submit a video application, you are consenting to have it published on our website or through other channels unless you specifically request otherwise.  We really want to share your excellent ideas with others!

Please have your video uploaded and the url emailed to us by March 15th, 2018 at 9am CDT.

Application Process

  • After you have uploaded your video, please submit the URL to (deadline for upload and emailing us is March 15th, 2018 at 9am CDT):
  • In the email, applicants must include: Full name, date of birth, home address, email address, contact phone numbers, current school attended and (intended) course of study.
  • After the application period has closed, we will review all submissions and decide on a winner by April 1st, 2018
  • We will notify the winner by telephone or email and make a public announcement on Stewart’s Facebook page and Google Places page.


About Attorney Guss

Attorney Stewart J. Guss is a personal injury Attorney in Houston Texas and has been recovering maximum damages for his clients for 20 years. Whether an auto accident, slip and fall, or wrongful death claim, Stewart has earned a reputation as a successful and hard working attorney who treats his clients like they were family. Read reviews from Stewart’s clients on his Google Places Page, on this noted attorney directory, or his testimonial page.

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2017 Winner

The winner of 2017’s Stewart J. Guss Scholarship is Mr. Johnny Schuler.  Please take a moment to watch his provocative video, How to Stop Car Accidents.

A special thank you to Colton Koprowski! His video was absolutely fantastic that we have decided to announce him as a runner up and the recipient of a $500 award. Additionally, we would like to thank our finalists, Katherine McLaughlin, Brittany Scott, Jeffrey Ren, and Algonquin Mokwa Voth. Your videos were outstanding! To ALL of our 2017 applicants, thank you for participating and submitting fantastic videos. We wish you all the best and know that you all have successful futures ahead!

2016 Winner

The winner of 2016’s Stewart J. Guss Scholarship is Mr. Brendan Allen.  Please take a moment to read his very thought provoking and well written essay, What Law Would You Change and Why?  We expect to see great things from Mr. Allen!

We would like to thank all of those who submitted essays for consideration for the 2016 scholarship. We had the pleasure of reading through many thoughtful answers and we thank you for all of your hard work. A special thank you to the other finalists, Grace Thomas, Logan Owen, Molly Flannery, and Nyjeeiah Mahal Ganan. Your essays were absolutely fantastic and we know you will all have extremely successful educational experiences and very bright futures ahead of you.  Again – we thank the five of you and ALL of our 2016 entrants for their wonderful and thoughtful essays!

2015 Winner

The essay topic for last year’s scholarship was, “What Law Would You Change, and Why?”  The winner of last year’s Stewart J. Guss Scholarship is Ms. Yakun (Marianne) Xu.  Please take a moment to read her marvelous essay, Freedom of Religion in China: An Ordinary Citizen’s Nightmare.

We would like to thank all of those who submitted essays for consideration for the 2015 scholarship, and give particular mention to our ten finalists. We had the pleasure of reviewing many amazing and thoughtful essays and regret that we could chose only one winner!  We would like to make special mention and also give thanks to our guest judges who helped judge the 2015 essays.  Thank you to chef Kaiser Lashkari, owner and executive chef of the award winning Himalaya Restaurant in Southwest Houston.  Thank you to Tory Gattis, well known social systems architect, proud Houstonian, and author of the Houston Strategies blog.  Finally, we thank Lily J., beloved and well respected reporter for KHOU, Channel 11 in Houston.

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