Programs & Awards

In line with our commitment to education and advancing the IP law profession, AIPLA is pleased to extend several annual award opportunities to regular and student members, as well as high school students with an interest in science and technology.

Learn more about each of our awards:

Click here for a list of previous award recipients.

Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholarship Program:  Since 2001, the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation (AIPLEF) has been awarding scholarships of $10,000 to minority law students as well as efforts to mentor and assist under-represented minority law school students intending to practice intellectual property law.

The Foundation’s scholarships are named in honor of Sidney B. Williams Jr., the first African American to hold major leadership roles in both the AIPLA and the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) and who has given, and continues to give, countless hours and boundless energy to influence and assist minority students looking for a future in science and engineering to pursue law school and intellectual property law.

Click here to learn more about the Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholarship program.  The deadline for the Fall 2020 school year is March 16, 2020.