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Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: January 12, 2015 [2016 information not currently available]


Banner & Witcoff is proud to offer the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for law students. This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds. Law students who meet the selection criteria and have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applicants may not be a current or past employee of Banner & Witcoff, or directly related to a current employee of Banner & Witcoff.

Selection Criteria
Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship review board based on the following criteria:
• Academic merit (undergraduate, graduate and law school)
• Commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law
• Member of a historically under represented group in IP law (including race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability)
• Written communication skills
• Oral communication skills determined through an interview of the law student
• Leadership qualities and community involvement
Awards will be announced in May 2015.

Award: $5,000 payable for the Fall semester of their second or third year of law school.