ChIPs established the Rachel Krevans Scholarship in 2018 to encourage women to pursue careers in intellectual property law. The scholarship is awarded annually to an academically qualified female law student entering her third or subsequent year who has demonstrated an interest in IP law and a commitment to ChIPs’ mission of advancing and connecting women in technology, law and policy. The award is paid to the student’s school to be used on tuition.

Rachel was a renowned intellectual property litigator at Morrison & Foerster LLP whose 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. Krevans served on the ChIPs Law Firm Advisory board at ChIPs and was inducted into the ChIPs Hall of Fame in 2014.

Read the announcement in the June 15, 2018 Daily Journal article: MoFo Funds Scholarship for Women to Honor Late Partner

Scholarship awards: 

  • (2) awards at $5,000 each 

To qualify, applicants must:

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

Applications for 2021 are now closed.  The winner will be announced on May 5, 2021.

ChIPs Scholarship Committee