SBOT IP Section Diversity Scholarship Award
The Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Texas will award two $5,000 scholarships to eligible law students. Any student enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school in Texas during any part of the application submission period may apply. Students who have been accepted to law school but have not yet started classes at the time the application is filed are not eligible. Students who have graduated at the time the scholarship is awarded are eligible.
The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage law students who have not traditionally been represented in the Intellectual Property practice to enter the Intellectual Property profession in Texas by providing financial assistance to help defray the expenses of a law-school education. Selection criteria for the scholarships include but are not limited to: scholastic merit; financial need; membership in a socio-economic group traditionally under-represented in the practice; demonstrated experience and interest in the practice; Texas roots; first generation in a family to go to college or law school; science and engineering undergraduate education or experience; contributions to or participation in minority or diversity programs; disabilities; community service; and extracurricular activities both inside and outside law school, including legal externships or internships in the field of intellectual property. The Deadline for submitting applications is May 1, 2020.
|2019||Danielle Zapata and Vernetra Gavin|
|2018||Jolene Robin-McCaskill and Brandon Cofield|
|2017||Charles Liu and Paige Edwards|
|2016||Hector Leal and Juan Yaquian|
|2015||Samon Kadivar, Mikeyia Dawkins, and Jun Zheng|
|2008||Ryan Abbott and Kathy Li|
|2007||Sheila Kadura, Johnson Kuncheria, and Jennifer Librach|
|2006||Valerie Yu-Mei Chen, Debera Wells|
|2005||Elizabeth McKee, Hope Shimabuku, and John Yang|
|2004||Anna Elise McMinn and Amos Olubunmi|