Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholar Program

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Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholar Program

The Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law is taking a wonderful initiative to assist students in their higher education through its Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholar Program. The award is available for STEM-Educated Individuals from Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups Seeking Law School Admission in 2021.

The program helps financial, mentoring, and career-readiness encouragement to individuals look for admission to, and enrolled in, law school that have an delight in inspect a possible career in patent law.

The American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation’s aim is to promote diversity in the intellectual property bar. The scholarship addresses the need for intellectual property groups in law firms and intellectual property law departments in corporations to enhance their diversity profiles by increasing the number of minority candidates.

Who May Be Eligible?

To be eligible, all candidates must meet all the following criteria:

  • All applicants must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to an ABA-accredited law school
  • Students must demonstrated intent to engage in the full-time practice of intellectual property law.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.
  • A personal or telephonic interview
  • Scholarship recipients are needed to join and maintain membership in AIPLA.

How to Apply

To enter in this program, the completed form, together with supporting documentation, must be submitted to the Foundation via email, addressed to Completed applications must be provided through mail or electronically to Deshuandra Walker at the address shown below.

Deshuandra Walker

Manager, Student Support Programs

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

1770 St. James Place, Suite 414 | Houston, TX 77056

P: 713.955.1073 | f: 202.448.1017


Supporting Documents

  • FAFSA form and any supporting documentation
  • Undergraduate, Graduate and Law Transcripts
  • Applicants need to submit their two letters of recommendation
  • Applicants must submit their current Resume
  • Students must submit an essay and Statement of Intent


The winner will be received an amount of $10,000 per school year beginning with the fall semester, and it is paid directly to and administered through the law school the recipient is attending, under the policies of the school for the use and application of scholarship funds.

Application Deadline

Applicants must complete their application process on or before December 31, 2020.

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