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NCRF announces new Stenograph Milton H. Wright Scholarship winner

Carmen James

The National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) is pleased to announce that Carmen James, a student at the College of Court Reporting in Valparaiso, Ind., is the 2022 winner of the Stenograph Milton H. Wright Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship that honors the memory of Milton H. Wright, Stenograph’s founder. The scholarship is offered to students from NCRA-approved court reporter education programs who have completed the NCRA A to Z® Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand program.

“Stenograph is very happy to support such a well-deserving student as Ms. James through the granting of the Milton H. Wright Memorial Scholarship,” said Stenograph’s vice president of marketing, Dan Denofsky. “Ms. James has demonstrated not only a commitment to the quality and skill of a first-class court reporter, but through her essay she is showing innovation and ingenuity to the concept of recruiting more stenographers to join the court reporting industry. It is suggestions and creativity from those like Ms. James that give us such confidence in the health of the court reporting industry. We at Stenograph are happy to help Ms. James pursue a successful and fulfilling career as a certified court reporter.”

James, who wrote her essay on how social media could be a valuable tool in generating more interest in the profession, said she was honored to receive the scholarship.  “Stenographers provide such invaluable services to our communities, and that is one of the reasons why becoming a court reporter is one of my highest personal goals,” James added. “Receiving this scholarship will make it possible for me to continue on in my court reporting education and eventually make that goal a reality. I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity and will use it as motivation to continue working hard to graduate and join the ranks of the court reporting profession.”

For the third year Stenograph has partnered with NCRF to provide the scholarship, which is worth up to $5,000 and includes the use of a student writer and software. “It has been an honor for us at NCRF to partner with Stenograph to offer this scholarship,” said Early Langley, RMR, who is the NCRF Chair and a freelance reporter from Danville, Calif. “We are confident that this generous scholarship, coupled with its generous benefits, creates a giant career step forward for its student winner. We congratulate Carmen James as the scholarship’s newest recipient.”

For more information on the Stenograph Milton H. Wright Memorial Scholarship, please contact NCRF Foundation Manager Jill Parker Landsman at To learn about other grant and scholarship opportunities for students and professionals, please visit NCRF’s scholarships and grants page.