NCRA’s Council on Approved Student Education (CASE) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 CASE Student Scholarships. CASE offers five scholarships each year. The top prize of $1,500 is the Sue Shelton White Scholarship, named in honor of Sue Shelton White. Four additional scholarships are available in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500, and $250. To be eligible to apply, students must currently be attending an NCRA-approved court reporting program, have an exemplary academic record, and have passed one skills test writing 140-180 wpm at the time of submission. In addition, applicants must submit an essay on a topic chosen by CASE.
The recipient of the 2023 Sue Shelton White Scholarship is Kara Joseph from Binghamton, N.Y., a student at Plaza College in Queens, N.Y.
This year’s essay asked applicants to: Describe an experience where you faced an obstacle or adversity at school, how you overcame it, and what you learned from it.
The following students are the additional 2023 recipients of the CASE Scholarships:
Stephanie Beauchamp from Jersey City, N.J., a student at Plaza College in Queens, N.Y., $1,000
Lydia Martinez from New York, N.Y., a student at Plaza College in Queens, N.Y., $750
Kathryn Delap from Ridgewood, N.Y., a student at Plaza College in Queens, N.Y., $500
Katherine DeLong, from Milwaukee, Wis., a student at Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland, Wis., $250
The National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) also recently announced the 2023 winners of the NCRF A to Z® Scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to students who have completed an NCRA A to Z Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand program and are enrolled in a court reporting program. Qualified applicants also must have passed a Skills Test writing between 60 and 100 wpm among other eligibility requirements.
The NCRF A to Z Scholarship program was expanded in 2022 from awarding 10 scholarships at $500 each to awarding 15 scholarships at $750 each. The increased number of awards was the result of a unanimous decision by the NCRF Board of Trustees and a generous increase in donations. The 2023 recipients of $750 each are:
- Starrie-Anne Alemian from Danielson, Conn., a student at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio
- Shannon Alexy from Fort Worth, Texas, a student at the Arlington Career Institute in Arlington, Texas
- Inga Binetruy from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, a student at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Alberta, Canada
- Caroline Coggins from San Antonio, Texas, a student at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas
- Kylee Desotelle from St. Paul, Minn., a student at Anoka Technical College in Anoka, Minn.
- Victoria Felde from Tinley Park, Ill., a student at South Suburban College in South Holland, Ill.
- Sara Gerot from Elkins, W.V., a student at Hardeman School of Court Reporting in Tampa, Fla.
- Tameka Gordon from Brooklyn, N.Y., a student at Plaza College in Queens, N.Y.
- Jazmin Hernandez from New York, N.Y., a student at Plaza College in Queens, N.Y.
- Candice Hill from Ripley, Miss., a student at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio
- Jennifer Jackson from Hamburg, N.Y., a student at the Stenographic Institute of WNY in Buffalo, N.Y.
- Brittany Jones from Oxford, Pa., a student at Plaza College in Queens, N.Y.
- Magdalen Kirschner from Avon, Ind., a student at Tulsa Community College in Tulsa, Okla.
- Reilly Lawrence from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, a student at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Alberta, Canada
- Kate Sandridge from Claremont, Calif., a student at Tri Community Adult School in Covina, Calif.
For more information on NCRF A to Z Student Scholarships, please contact Jill Parker Landsman, Manager, National Court Reporters Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.