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:


Nominations open September 1, 2023.


Grant requirements

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for the NCRF Student Intern Scholarship, students must meet the criteria below:

  • Be a current NCRA student member;
  • Be enrolled in a stenographic court reporting program;
  • Have been an intern in the past 12 months in any of the three career paths: Judicial (official or freelance), CART, or captioning;
  • If 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;
  • If in a CART or captioning program, must have passed at least one of the program’s literary tests at a minimum of 160 wpm;
  • Have a grade point average of at least a 3.5 overall based on a 4.0 standard or equivalent;
  • Possess all the qualities exemplified by a professional court reporter, including professional attitude, demeanor, dress, and motivation as confirmed in a letter of recommendation.



How to apply

The following documents are required to be submitted for application:

  • Student Intern Nomination Form;
  • A copy of the student's most recent transcript;
  • A letter of recommendation from an instructor or intern supervisor;
  • An essay of 500-600 words on the topic:
    How do you envision technology to help you as a tool to be a better stenographic court reporter or captioner?
    (Please use examples. Your name on each page, please.)




Contact Jill Parker Landsman, Development Relations Manager, at or 703-584-9052.

The National Court Reporters Association will award two $1,000 scholarships only if it determines that the above listed criteria are met. The National Court Reporters Association awards scholarships without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.