Innovation Scholarship Essay Contest

Please check back in Summer of 2017 for upcoming scholarship information

The winners of our 2016 Innovation Scholarships

Congratulations to:

  • 1st Place – Shamya Johnson
  • 2nd Place – Pierre Archie
  • 3rd Place – Rachel Ziebarth

It’s time for the 2nd Annual Innovation Scholarship essay contest from Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C.

One of the notable technological changes in the 21st century has been the advent of online social media. Many people, particularly young people, spend a significant amount of time connected to the internet. Social media has become part of how people communicate with friends and family and keep up with community events. Social media can be a useful communication tool, but it can also be a dangerous distraction if you are chatting or posting to social media while driving a vehicle. Young drivers are particularly susceptible to driving distractions involving social media. Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., cares about the future of young drivers, and we are dedicated to making our roads and communities as safe as possible.

To raise awareness of social media’s impact on driving, our Texas car accident lawyers are sponsoring our 2nd annual essay contest with $5,000 in prizes to help young people further their educations.


To enter, students should write a 600+ word essay on the following topic:

How has social media affected the safety of driving? Describe the ways that social media has become a distraction for drivers and impacted the safety of our roads and highways.

The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors, and students currently enrolled in 2-year or 4-year colleges or universities in the United States. We believe that getting an education is the best hope for young people to attain a rewarding career in the 21st century. We are proud to offer assistance with scholarship prizes to help further your education.

2016 Scholarship Awards

A scholarship selection committee will choose three (3) scholarship winners based on the originality and creativity of the essay.

  • 1st Place – $2,500
  • 2nd Place – $1,500
  • 3rd Place – $1,000

2016 Scholarship Timeline

  • June 20 – Submissions Open
  • October 21- Submissions Close
  • October 28 – Winners Announced

How to Enter

Answer the above prompt with a 600+ word essay. Email the following items to

  • Essay in a Word Document (doc or docx) or PDF
  • Digital photo of yourself to use as a headshot (jpg or png)
  • Your full name, school, and phone number

Check out the General Rules for the additional details about entering the contest.

Giving Back to the Communities of South Texas

Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., has served the communities of Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley for more than two decades and we are dedicated to giving back to the community. We are involved in numerous charitable activities that make a positive impact in South Texas. We know that the young people are our communities’ greatest asset.

We look forward to reading what you have to say about social media and driving safety. Good luck to the contestants!