Stephanie Chang, a third year evening division student at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law, is one of two law students chosen as 2013 recipients of the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship.
The scholarship was awarded by the Washington, D.C., based firm of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., a national intellectual property law firm that procures, enforces and litigates intellectual property rights throughout the world.
The scholarship is open to all law students who are members of a minority group (including any group traditionally underrepresented in the field of intellectual property law) and who meet the following criteria:
- Current enrollment in an American Bar Association-accredited law school in the US
- Commitment to the pursuit of a career in intellectual property law
- Strong communication and writing skills
- Demonstrated leadership qualities and community involvement
The scholarship awards Chang $5,000 for her upcoming fall semester of law school. Chang earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.
“Banner & Witcoff commends Ms. Chang for her commitment to intellectual property law,” said firm president Gary D. Fedorochko. “Both recipients of the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship will continue to build on their varied backgrounds and experiences to make significant contributions to our field. We are honored to help them as they pursue and achieve success.”
Donald W. Banner (1924-2006), a former U.S. Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, was a leader in the field of patent law. Among other titles, he served as chairman of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, and president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.