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Career Launcher Student Grants recipients announced

Cynthia R. Bruce, Senior Director of Education and Certification for the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), and National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) Manager Jill Parker Landsman announced the latest recipients of the Career Launcher Student Grants. Winners were selected in a random drawing at the NCRA headquarters in Reston, Va. View the video here. Interested students can apply for the next drawing, which will be held on Aug. 14.

Six names were pulled this quarter to award students thanks to the generous support of NCRF donors. Last quarter, only five grants were awarded. Recipients for this quarter’s grants are:

  • Larie Kuzma of Gurnee, Ill. – College of Court Reporting
  • Kathryn DiMarzio of St. Clair Shores, Mich. – Macomb Community College
  • Wendy A. Chunn of Chesterfield, Mich. – Macomb Community College
  • Sara Sapp of Collinsville, Ill. – Hardeman School of Court Reporting and Captioning
  • Stephanie Cole of Poway Calif. – Poway Adult School
  • Danielle Springer of Anaheim, Calif. – South Coast College

Winners will receive an email with a certificate to redeem in order to take the career launcher program at any time. Grant applicants who were not selected will remain eligible to win in future drawings and Career Launcher grants continue to be available.

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. The program is offered through the NCRA Learning Center. The cost for the student program is currently $100 for members and $175 for nonmembers.

For your chance to win a Career Launcher grant, find the application on this page and email it to

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