Applications are still being accepted for two $1,000 grants offered through the National Court Reporters Foundation. The Michelle Grimes Memorial Grant and the Monyeen Black Memorial Grant are open to new professionals who hold the RSR or the RPR certification, are in their first two years of reporting or captioning, can provide a letter of recommendation, and answer a short essay question. The deadline to apply for both grants is June 17.
Michelle Grimes Memorial Grant
This is the first year that the Michelle Grimes Memorial Grant is being offered. Michelle Grimes was a stenographer from Illinois who participated in the 100-day practice group on Facebook hosted by Rich Germosen, FAPR, RDR, CRR. The grant was also created in honor of Germosen receiving his FAPR distinction in 2022 through a fundraiser hosted by Allie Hall, RDR, CRR, and many of his other colleagues.
As part of the submission process, applicants will be required to submit an essay on the topic: “Explain how you believe the service of stenographic court reporting contributes to fair trials, equality, justice, and other legal events.” Applications for the grant will be accepted until June 17. Full grant requirements and an application can be found here.
Monyeen Black Memorial Grant
NCRF is also offering the Monyeen Black Memorial Grant. The grant honors the memory of Monyeen Black, who passed away in January 2021. Monyeen was also an active member of Germosen’s Facebook practice group.
As part of the submission process, applicants will be required to submit an essay on the topic: “How, when, and why did you realize that a career in stenographic court reporting or captioning was right for you? Please explain your practice regimen and how you develop your skills.” Applications for the grant will be accepted until June 17. Full grant requirements and an application can be found here.
An additional grant, the NCRF New Professional Reporter Grant, is available for recent graduates. The deadline is June 2.
For additional information about these and other scholarships and grants, contact Jill Parker Landsman at firstname.lastname@example.org.