Date: June 17, 2009
Contact: Kelly Griffith, Marketing Manager
Phone: (612) 492-7514
For Immediate Release
Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Awards Minority Scholarship
Minneapolis, MN June 17, 2009 – – Fredrikson & Byron announces Joshua Scott as the recipient of the 2009 Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarships. This is the 17th year of the firm’s minority scholarship program, which is typically awarded each year to an exceptional first-year minority law school student. The Fredrikson Foundation awarded $10,000 for the 2009 scholarship.
Joshua is currently enrolled at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Mo. and expects to earn his J.D. in May of 2011. He earned a masters degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with a 4.0 GPA. Joshua also received his undergraduate degree - a B.A., magna cum laude, in Psychology from the University of Minnesota in May 2005.
The scholarship program is part of Fredrikson & Byron’s commitment to promoting diversity amongst incoming law professionals. The purpose of the program is to promote the legal training of minority law school students and to encourage them to join and excel in the private practice of law within larger corporate law firms in the Upper Midwest. The scholarship is awarded based on law school performance, professional references, work and other activities, writing samples, and personal interviews. First year law students are encouraged to visit www.fredlaw.com for more information and to apply.
Fredrikson & Byron is a 240 attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Monterrey, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. We’ve built a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet” by bringing business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to our work with clients, and by operating as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. The firm’s primary areas of practice include banking, corporate, employment, energy, renewable energy, franchise, government relations, healthcare, intellectual property, international, litigation, real estate, securities, and tax. We serve a broad range of clients, including multinational corporations, public companies, privately-held businesses, entrepreneurs, government agencies, and family businesses. Fredrikson & Byron’s attorneys also work with individuals on estate planning, family law, and immigration matters. We are the exclusive Minnesota law firm member of the World Services Group, a worldwide network of professional service providers. More information about the firm is available at www.fredlaw.com.