Visit page
Press "Enter" to skip to content

September Career Launcher Student Grant recipients announced

The latest round of recipients of the Career Launcher Student Grants has been announced. Winners were selected in a random drawing at the NCRA headquarters in Reston, Va. Interested students can apply for the next drawing before the deadline of December 14.

To date, more than 40 Career Launcher Student Grants have been awarded. This quarter, five students were chosen thanks to the generous support of NCRF donors. Recipients for this quarter’s grants are:

  • Jordan Fair of Edmonton, Canada – Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Jennifer Fuller of Fredericktown, Mo. – EV360
  • Gabrielle Osdale of Bakersfield, Calif. – Taft College at Westec Court Reporting School
  • Danielle Peterson of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. – College of Court Reporting
  • Lily Walker of New York, N.Y. – Alfred State College

Winners received an email with a redeemable certificate to take the Career Launcher program. The grants cover the cost of participating in the student program, which is $100 for members and $175 for nonmembers. Grant applicants who were not selected will remain eligible to win in future drawings, and Career Launcher Grants will continue to be available.

“As the Chair of NCRF, I encourage anyone eligible for a Career Launcher Student Grant to submit your application,” said Doug Friend, FAPR, RDR, CRR (Ret.). “The Career Launcher modules can be an invaluable step in ensuring your success as you move from the cocoon of school life into the real world of deposition reporting. Take advantage of every opportunity to upgrade your hard and soft skills!”

The NCRF Career Launcher training program is designed to provide deposition training tips of the trade to serve as a bridge for students of steno shorthand and new professionals between graduation and their first job. The program is offered through the NCRA Learning Center

Students who are actively studying to become stenographic court reporters 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 in a drawing to take place after the December 14 deadline. Applications not drawn as winners will be included in future quarterly drawings.

Questions? Email

Read about last quarter’s Career Launcher Student Grant recipients here.

Have more questions about the program? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more.