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NCRF opens two new financial opportunities for students

The National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) is pleased to announce both a new quarterly Career Launcher Student Grants program and the opening of Stenograph’s Milton H. Wright Memorial Scholarship.

NCRF will be offering five to seven grants each quarter beginning in January 2022 that will cover the cost for students to participate in the Career Launcher program. Students interested in applying for the grant must complete an application form. Completed applications will be entered into a drawing to be held on Jan. 15, 2022. Applications not drawn as winners will be included in all future quarterly drawings. The cost for the student program is currently $100 for members and $175 for nonmembers.

Career Launcher is designed to serve as a bridge or provide tips of the trade for students and new professionals between graduation and their first job, exposing them to myriad real-life situations. Candidates who participate in the program create a transcript, self-assess their transcript, and complete a five-question quiz. The program is offered through the NCRA Learning Center.

Students from NCRA-approved reporter education programs are encouraged to apply for Stenograph’s Milton H. Wright Memorial Scholarship. The merit-based two-year award is worth up to $5,000 per year and will include use of a student writer and software. Students must meet the eligibility requirements and submit the required documentation to qualify for the scholarship. Applicants must have completed an NCRA A to Z® Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand program, have passed a skills test writing between 80-120 wpm, and submit an essay, among other requirements. Full application details can be found here. Applications are being accepted through Jan. 25, 2022.