CASE Student Scholarship and more open until April 1

The CASE Student Scholarship is now open! Five scholarships in the amounts of $250, $500, $750, $1000 and $1500 are available. Qualified applicants must attend an NCRA-approved court reporting program, hold student membership in NCRA, and have passed one skills test writing between 140 and 180 wpm among other eligibility requirements. Nominations close April 1. Please visit the CASE Student Scholarship page for full submission details.

In addition, NCRA is seeking nominations from members for a few other awards and scholarships. Now is a great time to recognize that special teacher, court reporter, or captioner who inspired or supported you in your career – or motivate a student by nominating them for a scholarship.

CASE Educator of the YearIf there is a court reporting instructor who helped you in your career who remains unrecognized for his or her many contributions to the professions of court reporting and captioning, now is a great time to show your appreciation. Was there someone special who inspired you, who got you through the ups, downs, and plateaus of your court reporting classes? If a teacher was an incredible influence on you, consider nominating him or her for the CASE Educator of the Year Award. Nominations close April 1.

Fellow of the Academy of Professional ReportersIf you know a dedicated court reporter or captioner who has contributed to the profession in a big way over the years, nominate that person as a Fellow. This prestigious recognition is a sign of your colleagues’ understanding of your special contributions to the fields of court reporting and captioning. Candidates must be active practitioners in the field and have at least 10 years of experience. Criteria for nomination include the publication of important papers, legislative or creative contributions to the field, and service on committees or boards. Nominations close April 1.

NCRA A to Z® scholarshipsUp to 10 students will receive a $500 scholarship. Qualified applicants must have completed the NCRA A to Z ® Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand program as well as passed a skills test writing between 60 and 100 wpm among other eligibility requirements. Nominations close April 1.