ChIPs Scholarship Applications are Open

The 2024 application period is open. Applications are due by April 15, 2024. Recipients will be announced June 17. Apply today.

About the ChIPs Scholarship
ChIPs established the ChIPs Scholarship to encourage women to pursue a career in intellectual property law. The award is 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. On her donations, Noreen shared “these women will indeed be a driving force in shaping IP law and expand the diversity of our profession. This is why I have made personal donations to the ChIPs scholarship over the past few years.”

If you are interested in contributing to the education of women interested in pursuing a career dedicated to technology, law and policy, please consider donating to the ChIPs Scholarship Fund.

AWARD: $10,000

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 commitment to pursuing IP law
  • Demonstrate commitment to ChIPs mission of 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
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0


  • The deadline for 2024 applicants is April 15.


Scholarships recipients will receive:

  • A one-on-one connection session with one or more ChIPs Board members.
  • An invitation to the 2024 ChIPs Global Summit, Oct. 16-18 in Washington, DC, with a complimentary registration and reimbursement of travel expenses.
  • Social media coverage highlighting their achievements
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Law school administrators: please share this poster with prospective applicants.

Caroline Voelker 

Awarded: 2023

Caroline Voelker 

University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law

Caroline Voelker is a third-year law student at University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law.  

According to professor John Orcutt at UNH Law, “Caroline is going to be a top intellectual property lawyer and a leading advocate for women in the technology, law and policy space. She is one of the most gifted law students I have ever known. I have no doubt that she is going to make an indelible mark on the intellectual property and technology law fields.  

“Just as important, Caroline is a thoughtful and caring individual. She is always the first person to extend her hand when someone needs help. For Caroline, there is no success unless she can bring others along with her, particularly those who lack her strength. ChIPs could not have chosen a more deserving recipient! She will make you proud, just as she makes us proud at UNH Law.”   

Voelker said, “I am incredibly honored to join not only the leagues of women who have won this award, but the ChIPs community as a whole. This grant allows me to pursue externship and clerkship opportunities without a financial barrier. This award has allowed me to shift my focus from financial considerations to prioritizing the development of my career. I can say firsthand that the community that ChIPs has cultivated is needed by young female attorneys, especially those in intellectual property. ChIPs provides representation that fosters support and connection, making a career in intellectual property feel and be sustainable.” 

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ChIPs Scholarship Committee