The Council on Approved Student Education has announced that it is now accepting nominations for three student scholarships in the amount of $500, $1,000, and $1,500. Nominations and applications are being accepted through April 7.
Applicants must meet a number of requirements to be eligible, including attending a NCRA-approved court reporting program and writing between 140 and 180 wpm. Applicants must submit three recommendation forms and a two-page essay.
Applicants are being asked to write an essay that describes what the professions of court reporting and captioning are like today from their own perspective. The essays should also address what the applicants think the professions will be like in the next 10 years. The winning essays may be published in the Journal of Court Reporting.
Other criteria required by applicants include:
- Holding a student membership in NCRA;
- Having attained an exemplary academic record; and
- Having passed one skills test writing 140-180 words per minute at the time of submission (submit verification form).