Merchant & Gould Announces $5,000 Individual Scholarships to Diverse, Intellectual Property Students at Nine Law Schools

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Merchant & Gould is proud to sponsor scholarships for law students seeking a career in intellectual property law and coming from diverse backgrounds.  In addition to providing financial support, the firm wants to create opportunities and experiences for the next generation of IP attorneys.

A cash gift of $5,000 merit aid shall be awarded annually to selected students from each of the nine schools, where Merchant & Gould has established the scholarship program, located near one of its offices. 

“As the legal industry continues to grow, Merchant & Gould is thrilled to enable these law schools to recruit and support more students typically underrepresented in intellectual property law,” said Andrew L. Jagenow, partner and Diversity Committee Chair, Merchant & Gould.  “Through the scholarships, we are pleased to give resources to students and, by extension, help make our legal communities more diverse, inclusive, and innovative.”

While Merchant & Gould is providing scholarship funds, selections will be made by each law school’s review committee. For scholarship applications, school-specific criteria, number of students sharing the merit aid, deadlines and any questions, please contact the representative noted at the following law schools:

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville
    CONTACT: Office of Admissions and Financial Aid,  lawadmit@utk.edu, 865-974-4131
  • Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School
    CONTACT: Sheryl Harrison-Mercer, sharrison-mercer@johnmarshall.edu, 678-916-2681
  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta
    CONTACT: Monique McCarthy, mmccarthy18@gsu.edu
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Minneapolis
    CONTACT:  Nick Anderson, nick.anderson@mitchellhamline.edu, 651-290-6471
  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis
    CONTACT: Admissions Office, jdadmissions@umn.edu
  • University of Colorado Law School, Boulder
    CONTACT:  Admissions Office, law.admissions@colorado.edu
  • The George Washington University Law School, D.C.
    CONTACT: Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, finaid@law.gwu.edu
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York
    CONTACT: Cardozo Financial Aid, clfinaid@yu.edu, 646-592-6249
  • University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, Concord
    CONTACT: Grant Keener, Grant.Keener@law.unh.edu, or Maria Gudinas, maria.gudinas@law.unh.edu

“Merchant & Gould has sponsored a scholarship with the University of Minnesota Law School for 15 years, as well as the University of Tennessee College of Law for two years.  We felt it was the right time to expand our existing scholarship programs to support more students, more schools, and more communities,” added Andrew.