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Maureen Moore from Chagrin Falls awarded a $500 scholarship

Maureen Moore

RESTON, Va., Aug. 2, 2021— The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, captioners, and legal videographers, has announced that Maureen Moore, from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, a student at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, has been awarded a $500 NCRA A to Z® Scholarship. The scholarships are supported by funds from the National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF), the philanthropic arm of NCRA.

Moore, who is writing at 120 words per minute, expects to graduate in the fall of 2022 and is excited about entering the field as either an official court reporter or a freelance court reporter. She learned about the court reporting profession by researching jobs she could do from home.

“I am honored to have been chosen and recognized by NCRA. That itself is more valuable to me than anything. As a stay-at-home mom, anything that can be contributed toward my education is appreciated,” Moore said.

“The NCRA A to Z Online Program was a great experience and gave me the confidence I needed to start school. Not only that, but NCRA helped me select my school, because I chose it from their list of approved programs. I attend Cuyahoga Community College, and I know I am getting a quality education. The instructors are all supportive and always seem genuinely happy to help in any way they can. I could not have asked for a better program to attend. I am glad that NCRA has a list of approved schools. It made my decision that much easier,” she added.

To be eligible for the NCRA A to Z Scholarship, students must meet the requirements listed below and submit an application.

Have completed an NCRA A to Z Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand program.

  • Have received an NCRA A to Z Certificate of Completion.
  • Have attained an exemplary academic record.
  • Have passed one skills test writing 60-100 words per minute at the time of submission.

For more information about the NCRA A to Z Scholarship, or the NCRA A to Z Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand program, please contact the Education Department at

NCRF is currently accepting donations to meet its 2021-2022 goal of $5,000 to fund an additional 10 scholarships. To donate to the A2Zfund, text the keyword A2ZFUND to 41444 with this message: A2ZFUND $Amount Name and Message.



About NCRA

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) has been internationally recognized for promoting excellence among those who capture and convert the spoken word to text for more than 100 years. NCRA is committed to supporting its 16,000 members in achieving the highest level of professional expertise with educational opportunities and industry-recognized court reporting, educator, and videographer certification programs. NCRA impacts legislative issues and the global marketplace through its actively involved membership. Forbes has named court reporting as one of the best career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the court reporting field is expected to grow by 14 percent through the year 2020. For more information, visit




Annemarie Roketenetz
National Court Reporters Association
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