Fredrikson & Byron founded this scholarship as far back as 1990 to support minority law school students’ legal education as well as to inspire them to enter and thrive in the private attorney’s practice in major corporate legal firms in the Upper Midwest.

This award is provided to a minority law student who intends to practice at Fredrikson & Byron or other corporate legal firms in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Des Moines, Iowa, or Bismarck or Fargo, North Dakota.

The Fredrikson & Byron Foundation’s dedication to increasing equality among inbound law experts is reflected in this scholarship scheme. Answers to application queries, a competent reference, law school progress, work, a writing sample, as well as financial need are major considerations when it comes to granting this scholarship.

Personal interviews will be carried out with the shortlisted candidates. Keep in mind that the award winner can also be offered the option to interview for a 2L summer associate role with the corporation.

Eligibility Requirements for Fredrikson and Bryon Foundation Minority Scholarship

  • Age/Grade Level: Students in their first year of law are encouraged to apply.
  • Financial Need: Not Stated
  • Major/Career: Will have to be a law student

Things You Need to Apply For Fredrikson and Bryon Foundation Minority Scholarship

You will need the following items to apply for this scholarship:

  • Resume/Activity List.
  • Two (2) written recommendations, one of which is in any of the following formats: Applicant Appraisal Form for a School Of law Professor; Applicant Appraisal Form for an Employer or Another Reference. A school of law professor will sign one recommendation form, while an employer must sign the second.
  • One (1) piece of writing from your first-year legal literature course.

How to Apply for Fredrikson and Bryon Foundation Minority Scholarship

You can send in your entry via one of two main ways:

  • You can complete the application form (PDF) and send it to; or,
  • Download the application form, complete it and mail it to the registered address.


This scholarship scheme is a key component of Fredrikson’s dedication to inclusion at the corporation and in the private legal profession.

First-year law students are urged to apply for the $15,000 Minority Scholarship offered by Fredrikson & Byron well before the closing date. Answers to application queries, a highly qualified reference, law school achievement, work, a writing test, and economic need are all major considerations in awarding the scholarship.