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 a court reporting 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.

Past winners

2018: MacKenzie Allen, Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines, Iowa
2018: Tanner Kockler, Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines, Iowa
2017: Analisa Arnold, Gadsden State Community College, Gadsden, Ala. 
2017: Summer Vaughan, College of Court Reporting, Valparaiso, Ind. 
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