Sponsorships

The NCPP Women and Minority Scholarship

Download a copy of NCPP Women and Minority Sponsorship information.

The NCPP is committed to providing opportunities and scholarships for minority applicants pursuing careers in the patent industry and striving to earn their Certified Patent Practitioner (CPP). Scholarship dollars can be applied to the following areas for scholarship recipients:

  • Training and preparatory materials on the fundamental practices of patent drafting & prosecution – the goal is to ensure that the scholarship recipient will be practice-ready upon the completion of the program
  • Certified Patent Practitioner (CPP) Exam testing fee to acquire the CPP credential
  • Patent Agent Exam testing fee to acquire the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) registration number

Benefits of Women and Minority Scholarship Sponsorship

When you partner with the NCPP to provide scholarships and resources to women and minority applicants, take advantage of the following benefits:

  • First priority for hiring opportunities (internship, contract, part-time, and/or full-time employment) of scholarship recipients after program completion.
  • Enhanced corporate image and increased brand visibility
  • Connect with a valuable and prominent professional network
  • Access to the top, certified talent via NCPP Student Database
  • Demonstrate your firm’s/company’s commitment to inclusion and diversity in the patent field

What are women and minority applicants saying?

Tarianna Stewart

Tarianna Stewart, Ph.D, Technical Advisor
Patent Institute of Training Alumni
Aspiring CPP

Additional financial resources for minorities and women to pursue patent careers is much needed in this field. We are already disadvantaged by a lack of knowledge regarding career opportunities as patent practitioners, but even with that knowledge, minorities need the financial means to pursue such a career path. These issues are directly related to the lack of diversity and opportunity for minorities to succeed within many law firms. Fortunately, through my training, I’ve been able to acquire an abundance of knowledge that has allowed me to mitigate at least some of these issues.

Women and Minority Sponsorship Levels

$50 - $1,000 Level

Firm/Company name or logo on NCPP website as a diversity scholarship sponsor

Branding opportunities at NCPP events and digital promotions (e-blasts, social media)

$1,001 - $3,000 Level

Firm/Company name or logo on NCPP website as a diversity scholarship sponsor

Branding opportunities at NCPP events and digital promotions (e-blasts, social media)

Free CPP test for up to 2 associates/employees

$3,001 - $5,000 Level

Firm/Company name or logo on NCPP website as a diversity scholarship sponsor

Branding opportunities at NCPP events and digital promotions (e-blasts, social media)

Free CPP test for up to 3 associates/employees

6 Free Patent CLEs towards CPP recertification for 1 year after initial certification year for CPP associates

$5,001 - $7,500 Level

Firm/Company name or logo on NCPP website as a diversity scholarship sponsor

Branding opportunities at NCPP events and digital promotions (e-blasts, social media)

Free CPP test for up to 5 associates/employees

6 Free Patent CLEs towards CPP recertification for 1 year after initial certification year for CPP associates

Inclusion in NCPP’s Directory of Approved Premier Firms/Companies with link to website

$7,501 - $10,000 Level

Firm Name/Logo on NCPP website as sponsor in prominent position

Prominent branding opportunities at any NCPP events and digital promotions (e-blasts, social media)

Free CPP test for up to 5 associates/employees

6 Free Patent CLEs towards CPP recertification for 1 year after initial certification year for CPP associates/employees

6 Free Patent CLEs for non-CPPs for 1 year (8 people)

Inclusion in NCPP’s Directory of Premier Firms/Companies with link to website

Free access to student database for employment needs