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Diversity in Technology & IP Law Scholarship & Internship

A unique opportunity for incoming Gonzaga Law students, the Diversity in Technology and IP Law Scholarship and Internship includes an immersive multi-week program at an innovative tech company and a hands-on internship with SBMC in Spokane, WA.

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SBMC Intellectual Property Law is committed to improving efforts in diversity and inclusion by providing opportunities for diverse law school interns interested in technology and IP law. This exciting new program features financial support for a law student(s) in the form of direct scholarship aid from Gonzaga Law and a one-time $10,000 stipend for a law student(s) to complete a summer internship at both an innovative tech company and SBMC.

To be considered, applicants must:

  • Come from a diverse or underserved background, including gender
  • Have availability to serve as an intern at SBMC (in Spokane, WA) in the summer between the first and second years in law school
  • Maintain good standing at Gonzaga Law School
  • Have a bachelor's degree in the hard sciences in any of the following areas
    • Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering,  Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry
    • Any other training that qualifies the individual to sit for the patent bar, which can be found here (page 4).

To apply, applicants must:

  • Apply to Gonzaga Law School as an incoming student
  • Submit a letter of interest detailing the student's motivation behind pursuing this opportunity and why the student is interested in IP 
  • Submit all materials by Monday, March 1, 2021

Click the Apply button below and attach your letter of interest to the email

Note: By applying for this scholarship, applicants grant permission for representatives at the law firm SBMC to review Gonzaga Law application materials including resume and cover letter. Gonzaga Law reserves the right to offer earnings to a student who most meets the established criteria. Please contact Admissions for more information on the selection process.