Date: July 11, 2011
Contact: Kelly Griffith, Marketing Manager
Phone: (612) 492-7514
For Immediate Release
Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Awards Minority Scholarship
Minneapolis, MN July 11, 2011 – – Fredrikson & Byron announces Ra’Shya Cunningham as the recipient of the 2011 Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship. This is the 19th 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 2011 scholarship.
Ra’Shya is currently enrolled at the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis, Minn., and expects to earn her J.D. in May of 2013. She earned a Master’s in Business Administration degree in 2010 and an undergraduate degree – a B.S. in Public Administration - in 2009 from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.
The scholarship program is part of Fredrikson & Byron Foundation’s commitment to promoting diversity amongst incoming law professionals. The purpose of the program is 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, Fargo, 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 advertising, banking, corporate, corporate governance, employment and labor, energy and renewable energy, government relations, healthcare, intellectual property, international, life sciences, litigation, mergers & acquisitions, 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.