Carlson Caspers’ Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program awards up to two $5,000 scholarships each academic year to prospective law students who identify as being an underrepresented minority in the legal profession.


  • Undergraduate or higher degree in computer science, chemistry, engineering, life sciences, or physics (or expect to obtain such degree in 2020).
  • Applied to or been accepted to an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Will begin the first year of law school in the Fall of 2020. The scholarship funds will be available with proof of attendance during the first semester/quarter.
  • Intends to practice intellectual property law in the Twin Cities upon graduation from law school.
  • An applicant has not received a diversity scholarship from any other law firm.

Deadline: June 1, 2020

To apply:

Fill in the application below from your computer or mobile device.

Attach your résumé, official transcripts, and a personal statement. Be sure to save and print a copy of the application for your records.

Click “Submit Application” when you have finished and send the requested materials.

What happens next:

In late June and July, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee members carefully review all of the applicants’ qualifications, followed by a telephone call, and possibly an in-person interview. They will determine the scholarship honorees in early summer before the first year of law school.

Diversity Scholarship Recipient Testimonial - Carlson Caspers

“The Carlson Caspers 1L Scholarship provided me with much more than a financial award. The internship before my 1L year gave me a window into the legal profession, teaching me professional skills and providing a foundation for my 1L curriculum. The mentorship I received helped me navigate law school and make the most of my education. But perhaps most importantly, the attorneys at Carlson Caspers have given me valuable professional relationships that will last a lifetime.”

Diversity Scholarship Recipient