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Scholarships & Awards

Student Intern Scholarship

The Student Intern Scholarship is a $1,000 award, given annually to two high-achieving court reporting students who have completed the internship portion of their education. Recipients are nominated by their schools and must meet the following criteria:

Criteria for NCRF’s Student Intern Scholarship

  1. The nominee must be a current NCRA student member.
  2. The nominee must be an intern in any of the three career paths: judicial (official and freelance), CART, and captioning.
  3. The nominee must be enrolled in an NCRA-approved court reporter–training program.
  4. Any student who has been in his or her school’s intern program in the past 12 months is eligible.
  5. The nominee in a judicial court reporting program must have passed at least one of the program’s Q & A tests at a minimum of 190 wpm.
  6. The nominee in a CART or captioning program must have passed at least one of the program’s literary tests at a minimum of 160 wpm.
  7. The nominee must have a grade point average of at least a 3.5 overall, based on a 4.0 standard or equivalent.
  8. The nominee must have a demonstrated need for financial assistance.
  9. The nominee must possess all the qualities exemplified by a professional court reporter, including professional attitude, demeanor, dress, and motivation.
  10. The submitting program must confirm and verify all criteria.

For any questions, contact April Weiner, NCRFs Foundation Manager, by phone at 800-272-6272, ext. 152, or by email at aweiner@ncra.org.

Past winners

2016: Stephen Sudano, Long Island Business Institute, Commack, NY
2016: Aspen Keech, Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
2015: Elizabeth Vanghelof, Atlantic Technical Center, Coconut Creek, FL
2015: Katherine Schilling, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA
2014: Rebecca Russo, Gadsden State Community College, Gadsden, AL
2014: Kelly Greer, Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
2013: Tamara Buerkle, Sheridan Technical Center, Hollywood, FL
2013: Victoria Pacheco, Prince Institute–Rocky Mountains, Westminster, CO
2012: Kelly Hall, GateWay Community College, Phoenix, AZ
2012: Carolyn Crescio, StenoTech Career Institute, Fairfield, NJ
2011: Sheila Roberson Barkley, Prince Institute, Montgomery, AL
2011: Michael McMorran, Sage College, San Diego, CA
2010: John Partain, Alvin Community College, Alvin, TX
2010: Janine Hebenthal, Stark State College of Technology, Canton, OH
2009: Whitney Lofton, Chattanooga State Tech Community College, Chattanooga, TN
2009: Karen Kurzdorfer, College of Court Reporting, Hobart, IN
2008: Paula Berard, Chattanooga State Tech Community College, Chattanooga, TN
2008: Stephanie Fernandez, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA
2007: Jessica Hendricks, Alvin Community College, Alvin, TX
2007: Leah Faulkner, Sheridan Technical Center, Hollywood, FL
2006: Joy Reich, Business Informatics Center, Valley Stream, NY
2006: Christine Kutanovski, College of Court Reporting, Hobart, IN
2005: Alanna Leeper, Tennessee Career College, Nashville, TN
2005: Denyse Stone, Sarasota County Technical Institute, Sarasota, FL