Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship Program

Scholarship Provided by : Fredrikson and Byron

Scholarship Amount

$15,000 USD

Application Deadline

March 31, 2017


First-year law students are encouraged to apply to Fredrikson & Byron’s $15,000 Minority Scholarship program before the deadline of March 31, 2016. The scholarship is awarded based on law school performance, professional references, work and other activities, writing samples and personal interviews.

The scholarship program is part of Fredrikson's commitment to the promotion of diversity among 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 program was established jointly by the Fredrikson & Byron Foundation and Fredrikson & Byron in 1990.


To apply, follow the list below:

Submit the application in one of two ways:

Fill out the application form (PDF) and email it to; or
Download the application form, fill it out and mail it to the below address.
Submit two (2) written recommendations using one each of the following forms:

Applicant Appraisal Form for Law School Professor
Applicant Appraisal Form for Employer or Other Reference
Please have a law school professor complete a recommendation on one form and your second recommendation should be completed by an employer.

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

Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian, African American
Graduate Students

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