The Annual Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship

90 Day Scholarship: Open May 1st, 2023 – August 1st, 2023

Award: $1,000.00

Qualification: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited law school or pursuing a law-related degree program.

Criteria: Video Essay – Applicants present a 1–2-minute video on the chosen topic below.

How would you regulate the use of mobile devices while driving to prevent distracted driving and reduce car accidents?

Remember to use engaging visuals and relatable content. Ensure the data is accurate, up-to-date, and aligned with relevant laws and regulations.

Applicants can begin sending their video essay URL’s on May 1st, 2023 to [email protected]. The last day of submissions is August 1st, 2023. Submission must be received from the student’s school email address and include full name, student ID number, date of birth, contact information, school name with location and course of study.

A public announcement showcasing the video essay will be made across all SJG social media platforms on August 7th, 2023.

Congratulations to our previous Winner Emma Hamblin!

Please take a moment to view her infographic, "The Dangers of Self-Driving Vehicles".


Please note that the winning infographic submitted in application for the annual Trust Guss Injury Lawyers Scholarship will be displayed on the law firm’s website in furtherance of its ongoing efforts to further public safety. Likewise, the infographic may be disseminated via our newsletter, social media channels, and via other materials and channels as part of our commitment to serve the public. By submitting your scholarship application, you agree to allow your infographic to be disseminated to the public, as well as having your name and likeness displayed on the website and social media channels as the winner of this year’s scholarship. No information will be sold, stored, or distributed to third parties. Award is sent directly to the financial aid office at student’s school of choice.

For media inquiries, please contact [email protected]

About Attorney Guss

Stewart J. Guss is a personal injury attorney in Houston, Texas, and has been recovering maximum damages for his clients for over 20 years. Whether it’s an auto accident, a slip and fall, or a wrongful death claim, Stewart has earned a reputation as a successful and hardworking attorney who treats his clients as if they’re family. Read reviews from Stewart’s clients on this noted attorney directory or his testimonial page. Feel free to “like” Stewart’s Facebook page for updates!


2021 Winner

The winner of 2021’s Stewart J. Guss Scholarship is Elizabeth Wampler. Please take a moment to view her infographic, "What Distracts Teen Drivers?"

2020 Winner

The winner of 2020’s Stewart J. Guss Scholarship is Mezi Mulugeta. Please take a moment to view her infographic, Truck Accidents Infographic.

2019 Winner

The winner of 2019’s Stewart J. Guss Scholarship is Ms. Aziaonnae Colvin. Please take a moment to view her infographic, 5 Driving Safety Tips That Can Save Your Life.

2018 Winner

The winner of 2018’s Stewart J. Guss Scholarship is Ms. Emily Bryson with “The Solution to Bicycle Safety.”

2017 Winner

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

Special thanks to runner-up Colton Koprowski and finalists Katherine McLaughlin, Brittany Scott, Jeffrey Ren, and Algonquin Mokwa Voth.

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 on ”What law would you change or introduce to reduce car accidents?" We expect to see great things from Mr. Allen!

Special thanks to finalists Grace Thomas, Logan Owen, Molly Flannery, and Nyjeeiah Mahal Ganan.

2015 Winner

The essay topic for the 2015 scholarship was, “What Law Would You Change, and Why?” The winner of 2015’s Stewart J. Guss Scholarship is Ms. Yakun (Marianne) Xu with her marvelous essay, “Freedom of Religion in China: An Ordinary Citizen’s Nightmare.”

We would like to give special 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.