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Career Launcher Student Grants recipients announced

Cynthia R. Bruce, Senior Director of Education and Certification for NCRA, and Jill Parker Landsman, NCRF Manager, have 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 before the deadline of March 14.

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

  • Jessica Smalley, of Clovis, Calif. – Simply Steno
  • Tyffiney Moser, of Henderson, Nev. – Mark Kislingbury’s Academy of Court Reporting
  • Tessa Farias, of Playa del Rey, Calif. – Downey Adult School
  • Tera Walker, of Beaumont, Calif. – South Coast College
  • Kimberley S. Coltrain, RSR, of Grayson, Ga. – College of Court Reporting
  • Laurel Loh, of Northport N.Y. – Realtime Center for Learning, Inc.
  • Linda Tarr, of Spring, Texas – Tulsa Community College

Winners received an email with a redeemable certificate 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 to 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 Student Grant, find the application and apply here. The next deadline is March 14.

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