International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that beginning December 1, 2014, the Firm will accept applications from first-year law students for the tenth annual Dorsey Diversity Fellowship program. Each Fellowship recipient will work as a summer associate in the Firm’s Minneapolis or Seattle office and, at the end of the summer 2015, will receive $7,500 toward law school tuition and expenses for the school year. Each fellowship recipient who joins the Firm as a new associate will receive an additional $5,000.

The Firm’s Minneapolis and Seattle offices will accept applications through January 19, 2015.

All students enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school who meet the class year requirements stated above are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated record of academic achievement and a commitment to promoting diversity in the legal community. The Fellowship application is available for download here.

The Dorsey & Whitney Diversity Fellowship is a natural extension of the Firm’s commitment to diversity. Dorsey is committed to attracting, recruiting, retaining and advancing attorneys from diverse backgrounds. Dorsey supports numerous organizations that promote diversity in the legal community, including the Human Rights Campaign and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. The Firm actively recruits from minority job fairs each fall. In addition, the Firm encourages attorneys to become involved in internal networking and affinity groups as well as local minority bar associations.