Students are encouraged to apply for the National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) quarterly Career Launcher Student Grants. The grants cover the cost to participate in the student program, which is $100 for members and $175 for nonmembers. The deadline to apply is August 14.
The NCRF Career Launcher training program was created to serve as a bridge and provide tips of the trade for students of steno shorthand and new professionals between graduation and their first job.
In January 2022 NCRF began awarding grants that cover Career Launcher program fees for students. The first group of grant awardees was announced live via Facebook in January and a second group in April. Five to seven winners will be selected each quarter.
Students actively studying to become a court reporter and testing at 180 wpm or higher are encouraged to apply. Full details on eligibility and an application can be found here. Completed applications will be entered into a drawing to take place on August 15, 2022. Applications not drawn as winners will be included in future quarterly drawings.
Read about last quarter’s Career Launcher Student Grant winners here.
Have more questions about the program? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.