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Do you have a question for the Student Community? A topic that you would like to see addressed by the community, or in an article in the JCR or Up To Speed Newsletter? Please contact us!

New Student Newsletter Edition - Up to Speed

The student newsletter is back! Read the latest issues:

Earn a FREE NCRA Student Membership

Have we got your attention?  The new NCRF Student Initiatives Program provides the opportunity for court reporting students to renew their student membership or join NCRA as a student member, compliments of the National Court Reporters Foundation!  What’s the catch, you ask?  There is no catch; we are simply asking you to donate a bit of your time and talents by transcribing two oral histories for our Veterans History Project.  That’s right–earn a free NCRA student membership by transcribing two veteran’s oral histories for the new Student Initiatives Program. Please contact Beth Kilker, VHP Coordinator, at the Foundation or call 800/272-6272, ext. 174) for more information.

Scholarships & Grants

 NCRA and NCRF offer several scholarships and grants in support of the reporting profession. Make sure you take advantage of these opportunities for financial aid assistance.

Visit NCRA's Certification Information Area

What's CART?
Communication Access Realtime Translation is the instant translation of the spoken word into English text using a stenotype machine, notebook computer and realtime software. The text appears on a computer monitor or other display. This technology is primarily used by people who are hearing-impaired or who are learning English as a second language. CART is often utilized by students, churches, and conference attendees.

Student Article Library

Looking for advice to help you through school? Want to learn more about what to expect when you graduate? If so, please visit our student article library for topics from resume preparation to beginners tips. Visit the Library.