VCRA marks 50th anniversary with scholarship

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To mark its 50th anniversary, the Virginia Court Reporters Association (VCRA) is seeking applicants for a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded during its annual convention being held March 24-26 in Williamsburg, Va. The deadline for applying has been extended to Jan. 31. Applicants can be from any state.

The scholarship will be awarded to a student or students, who are in a current accredited court reporting program, either online or bricks and mortar, and have passed their 160 wpm testing requirement. The scholarship is being funded by the Carolyn M. O’Connor Education Fund, which celebrates the life of Carolyn Morris O’Connor.

“Carolyn loved the court reporting profession, and she was highly respected by clients and colleagues alike. This Fund was set up to honor her memory and the great contributions she made to the field of court reporting,” said VCRA President Carol Naughton, RPR.

Eligible students must also submit an essay and possibly be interviewed via telephone by a member of VCRA’s Education Fund Committee.

For more information, contact VCRA at VCRAexecutivedirector@gmail.com, or download an application here.