Winner to be chosen from pool of video essay applicants on chosen topic

scholarshipAt the Dickson Frohlich Law Office, we understand the value of a college education as well as the financial difficulties many students and families may face in financing one. We understand from experience, attorneys have all attended nationally recognized educations, including Brigham Young University, Gonzaga, and George Washington University. Additionally, we appreciate the fact that we would not be where we are today without education and, importantly, not without the help and support of others. In an effort to help other aspiring young students realize their dream of obtaining a college degree, the Dickson Frohlich is pleased to announce the creation of the annual Thomas L. Dickson $1,000 scholarship available to current college students or those planning on attending a college or university in the fall of 2018.

*Due to the high number of submissions, we are extending the deadline to 5/20/2018 at 9 AM PST*

Eligibility Requirements

The winner of the Thomas L. Dickson scholarship contest will be chosen by our attorneys based on participation in a video essay contest. In addition to writing an essay, participants are required to meet the following eligibility requirements a well:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college in the US or are planning to matriculate in the fall of 2018.
  • Must be in good academic standing if currently enrolled in college or high school
  • If an applicant is under 18, the permission of a parent or guardian
  • Submission of the video essay by 5/20/18 at 9am PST.
  • Winner chosen on 6/01/18.

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship please email

If you win, we would prefer to pay your school directly. If that is not possible, we’re happy to pay the winner directly.

After we receive the submissions, we will review them and choose a winner based on the quality of their essay. Among the factors, we will consider in choosing a winner are the applicant’s creativity, originality, and the potential for success in the legal field. Submissions should be between 1 and 3 minutes in length. Please note that the scholarship check will be issued directly to student’s university / college.

Please submit video essays (YouTube or Vimeo) to

The Essay Topic

The video essay should respond to the following question:

There is a bit of discretion involved when a judge is deciding spousal support/maintenance awards in a divorce or legal separation. Do you believe that the current factors which determine these decisions are sufficient? Do you think that spousal support/maintenance is still needed in today’s day/age?

Dickson Frohlich is a real estate, business, and probate law firm with offices in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. To contact us, call our office today at (206) 621-1110 or (253) 572-1000.

Previous Winners

2017 Winner- Sam Johnson

2016 Winner- Carolyn Morway

Dalvin Aboagye 2015 Winner