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Fredrikson & Byron Minority Scholarship

Minority Scholarship

2017 Minority Scholarship Award

First-year law students are encouraged to apply for Fredrikson & Byron’s $15,000 Minority Scholarship before the deadline of March 31, 2017. The scholarship is awarded to a minority law student interested in practicing law at Fredrikson & Byron or other corporate law firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Des Moines, Iowa, or Bismarck or Fargo, North Dakota. Factors considered in awarding the scholarship include responses to application questions, a professional reference, law school performance, work and other activities, a writing sample, and financial need. Finalists will participate in personal interviews. The award recipient may also be extended the subsequent opportunity to interview for a 2L summer associate position with the firm.

The scholarship program is part of Fredrikson’s commitment to the promotion of diversity at our firm and within the private practice of law in our communities. The program was established jointly by the Fredrikson & Byron Foundation and Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. in 1990.

Minority Scholarship Application Instructions

To apply, follow the list below:

Submit the application in one of two ways:

Please have a law school professor or employer complete and submit a recommendation using one of the following forms:

One (1) writing sample from your first-year legal writing course. 

Your current law school transcript.

Your undergraduate transcript from all undergraduate institutions attended.


Please note we cannot consider incomplete application materials. However, documents can be sent individually. All required materials should be directed to:

Curt Okerson 
Email :
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
200 South Sixth Street
Suite 4000
Minneapolis, MN 55402-1425