Here’s How You Could Win $1500 for School

I Have a Dream in Mind…

This is the 6th year that Attorney Rick Merrill has offered a $1500 scholarship to college or high school students who are in pursuit of a dream, students who are striving for something more, students trying to find a way to make a difference, students who have a burning desire to be something after school.

When I Grow Up… I want to be…

When listening to the little ones around me, I hear that phrase said with so much hope, and excitement. We know that they can grow up to be anything they desire and achieve their dream.  These dreams begin as a little seed and grow into full amazing dreams as they work to make them come true.  

Picture the Dream…

Send us your creative digital photo or image that shares your Dream. Perhaps it represents the past, present or the future of your dream.

This digital photo or image will need to have caption that explain:

  • Who… inspired you
  • What… steps are you taking or planning to make it come true
  • When… was this, will it be, or will it make the most difference
  • Why… is your dream important to you
  • How… did you come to this schooling goal

Call it an Inspiration, Call it a Dream…

This Scholarship will be awarded to a college student or high-school senior student.


The Scholarship is $1,500.00 for one student.

PHOTO TOPIC submit your…

  1. Online Application and Agreement Form.
  2. Digital Photo or Image that shares your life’s dream.
  3. Caption or short description (Limited to 200 words).

Selection and Eligibility Criteria

  1. The scholarship is for 1 student enrolled in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate level program, trade school or a high school senior.
  2. Applicants must be a Washington State resident.
  3. Applicants must complete the student information form, submit a digital photo or image and short caption (200 word limit) sharing the students dream
  4. Scholarship will be awarded to the one student who submits the most creative photo and caption.


The 2021 Applications have closed. Winners will be announced beginning July 1st 2021.

Complete instructions, Online Application and Agreement Form will be published in the Spring for each year.

All application materials must reach us by the due date as published for each year.


The winner will be announced on, Facebook, Twitter and Google Posts.

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