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April 1 is your last chance

This Friday, April 1, is the deadline to submit applications for the NCRA A to Z® Scholarship program, one of five Council on Approved Student Education (CASE) scholarships, and nominations for the CASE Award of Excellence for an outstanding educator and the  Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters. No applications or nominations will be considered after this date.

NCRA A to Z ScholarshipThe NCRA A to Z Scholarship program annually awards up to 15 students a $750 scholarship. Qualified applicants must have completed the NCRA A to Z® Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand program and have passed a Skills Test writing between 60 and 100 wpm among other eligibility requirements. Learn more.

CASE ScholarshipsThe Council on Approved Student Education (CASE) offers five scholarships each year. The top prize of $1,500 is the Sue Shelton White Scholarship, named in honor of Sue Shelton White. Four additional scholarships are available in the amounts of $250, $500, $750, and $1,000. Eligible students must currently be attending an NCRA-approved court reporting program, have an exemplary academic record, and have passed one Skills Test writing 140-180 wpm at the time of submission. In addition, applicants must submit an essay on a topic chosen by CASE. Learn more.

CASE Award of ExcellenceThis special award is for a court reporting instructor. Was there someone special who inspired you, who got you through the ups, downs, and plateaus of your court reporting classes? If your teacher was an incredible influence in your getting started, now is the time to say thank you by nominating them for the CASE Award of Excellence. Learn more.

Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters (FAPR)If you know a dedicated court reporter or captioner who has contributed to the profession over the years, nominate that person as a Fellow. Candidates must be active practitioners in the field and have at least 15 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. Learn more.