ChIPs has established the ChIPs Scholarship to encourage women to pursue a career in intellectual property law. The award will be awarded annually to an academically qualified 3L law student who has demonstrated commitment to ChIPs’ core mission of advancing and connecting women in technology, law, and policy. The award is paid to the student’s school to be used for tuition. Details are below, including a link to the application.  

 The ChIPs Scholarship was created in 2018 with a generous contribution from Morrison & Foerster to honor Rachel Krevans, a renowned intellectual property litigator at the firm. Ms. Krevans’ career spanned nearly three decades of groundbreaking trials and high-profile patent disputes. She was repeatedly recognized as a top IP litigator and a leader in tech law. She was passionately dedicated to the advancement, promotion, and retention of women in tech and IP fields. Rachel served on the law firm advisory board at ChIPs and was inducted into the ChIPs Hall of Fame in 2014.  Today the ChIPs Scholarship is funded by generous donors, including Noreen Krall, one of the ChIPs founders.

The 2022  ChIPs Scholarship application period is now closed.

AWARD: $10,000 


ELIGIBILITY To qualify for the ChIPs Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:  

  • Identify as a woman 
  • Be enrolled in a U.S. law school 
  • Be entering their third or subsequent year of law school 
  • Demonstrate interest in pursuing IP law  
  • Demonstrate commitment to advancing and connecting women in technology, law, and policy  



To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must provide the following:  

  • Completed application questions  
  • Most recent law school transcript  
  • Resume  



Application open March 1 – 31  

ChIPs notifies applicant May 15  



Award recipient(s) will receive: 

  • A 1:1 connection session with 1 or more ChIPs Board members.  
  • An invitation to the 2022 ChIPs Global Summit, Oct. 26-28 in San Francisco, with a complimentary registration and reimbursement of travel expenses.  
  • Social media coverage highlighting their achievements 

ChIPs Scholarship Committee