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Donations to NCRF support students and new professionals through scholarships and more

One of the most visible ways your donations to the National Court Reporters Foundation are used is to support court reporting and captioning students and new professionals through scholarships and grants. Students and graduates can apply for several different scholarships that open at various times throughout the year. Over the course of 2021, $20,000 was awarded across six different scholarships and grants, and donations secured for 2022 will allow NCRF to continue to support court reporting and captioning students and new professionals into the future.

Most of the scholarships or grants require that applicants meet certain criteria, such as membership in NCRA, and submit specific information, such as an official transcript from their court reporting program. The chart below offers a brief snapshot of how your donations support the next generation of court reporters and captioners. (Not all of the requirements are listed in the chart below.)

PROFESSIONAL GRANTSMajor CriteriaOpensClosesAmount
Carl Sauceda Grant (one)More details to come soonJan. 17, 2022TBD$1,000
New Professional Reporter Grant (two) New professionals in their first year after graduationApril 1, 2022June 3, 2022$2,000 and $1,000    
Monyeen Black Memorial Grant (one)New professionals who have earned their RPR within two years of graduationMay 2022June 2022$1,000
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPSMajor CriteriaOpensClosesAmount
Student Intern Scholarships (two)NCRA student members who have been interning in a court reporting or captioning role within the past 12 monthsSept. 1, 2021Dec. 8, 2021Two awards of $1,000 each
Stenograph’s Milton H. Wright Memorial Scholarship (one)Students who have completed an NCRA A to Z® Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand program and passed one skills test between 80 and 120 wpm.Nov. 14, 2021Jan. 25, 2022About $5,000
NCRF Career Launcher Student Grant (five – seven per quarter)Students currently enrolled in a court reporting program who have passed one skills test at 180 wpm or higheropenJan. 14; Apr. 14, Aug. 14; Dec. 14, 2022Up to 7 students will receive a free Career Launcher registration (worth $100) each quarter
NCRA A to Z® Scholarships (10)Students who have completed an NCRA A to Z® Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand program and passed one skills test between 60 and 100 wpmFeb. 1, 2022March 15, 2022Up to 10 students will receive a $500 scholarship each
NCRA CASE Student Scholarships (five)NCRA student members currently attending an NCRA-approved court reporting program and who have passed one skills test between 140 and 180 wpm  Feb. 1, 2022April 1, 2022The top prize of $1,500 is the Sue Shelton White Scholarship; four additional scholarships are available in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500, and $250
Visit the NCRF grants and scholarship page for complete application criteria

In addition to scholarships, NCRF Angels and other donors support the future of the court reporting and captioning professions in a number of ways, including:

For more information about NCRF and its programs, visit www.ncra.org/foundation or contact Jill Parker Landsman at jlandsman@ncra.org.

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