Applications open for VCRA scholarship

The Virginia Court Reporters Association (VCRA) will be holding its Education Day this year on March 23 in Richmond, Va., where it will award a scholarship of up to $1,000 to a student who has passed at least one of their court reporting program’s tests of a minimum of 160 words per minute.

Applicants can be from any state and be enrolled in a court reporting program that is either online or brick and mortar. Eligible students must also submit an essay and possibly be interviewed via telephone by a member of VCRA’s Education Fund Committee. The deadline to apply has been extended to Jan. 31.

The scholarship is being funded by the Carolyn M. O’Connor Education Fund, which celebrates the life of Carolyn Morris O’Connor. The fund was set up to honor O’Connor’s memory and the great contributions she made to the field of court reporting.

For more information, contact VCRA at VCRAexecutivedirector@gmail.com. Interested students can also download an application here.