NCRA CASE Student Scholarship

Council on Approved Student Education (CASE) Student Scholarship

Students from NCRA-approved court reporting education programs are encouraged to apply for consideration of the annual five scholarship awards offered through the National Court Reporters Association.

The top prize of $1500 is the Sue Shelton White Scholarship, named in honor of Sue Shelton White. White was a feminist leader originally from Henderson, Tenn., born on May 25, 1887, who served as a national leader of the women’s suffrage movement. She also worked as an official court reporter for the Tennessee Supreme Court from 1907 until 1918 and opened her own stenography business. In 1920, White earned her law degree from the Washington College of Law.

Four additional scholarships are available in the amounts of $250, $500, $750, and $1000.


Notification of the CASE Scholarship is sent each February to all NCRA-approved court reporting programs.


Nominations are now closed.


Scholarship requirements

Eligibility criteria

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

  • Attend an NCRA-approved court reporting program;
  • Hold student membership in NCRA;
  • Have attained an exemplary academic record;
  • Have passed one skills test writing 140-180 words per minute at the time of submission.


How to apply

The following documents are required to be submitted for application:

  • CASE Student Scholarship speed verification form
  • CASE Student Scholarship recommendation form
  • A copy of the student's most recent transcript
  • An essay on the subject:  What is a study tool or technique that has been effective for you in school, and how can you see that applying to your future career?

The essay should be 500-600 words, double spaced. The student must also submit a third page listing a minimum of two different sources cited in researching the essay topic. The essay will be evaluated using the following criteria: content; organization; format; proper use of grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.


Students who have previously been awarded a CASE scholarship are not eligible to apply.



Previous CASE Scholarship winners

2020 CASE Scholarship winners
  • 1st place: Lisa Johnson – Gateway Community College - $1500
  • 2nd place: Greta Pedersen – Lakeshore Technical College - $1000
  • 3rd place: Stephanie Oldeck – College of Court Reporting - $750
  • 4th place: Emily Deutsch – Anoka Technical College - $500
  • 5th place: Jessica Shines – MacCormac College - $250
2019 CASE Scholarship winners
  • 1st place: Philip A. Dawson – Community College of Allegheny County - $1500
  • 2nd place: Lora Zabirian – Northern Alberta Institute of Technology - $1000
  • 3rd place: Julia Layton – Northern Alberta Institute of Technology - $750
  • 4th place: Patricia Lopez – College of Court Reporting - $500
  • 5th place: Lydia Palcuk – MacCormac College - $250
2018 CASE Scholarship winners
  • 1st place: Ashley Stahl – GateWay Community College - $1500
  • 2nd place: Courtney Petros – MacCormac College - $1000
  • 3rd place: Suzanne Stone – Bryan University - $750
  • 4th place: Robin Rieger – Brown College of Court Reporting - $500
  • 5th place: Ann Marie Gibson – College of Court Reporting - $250
2017 CASE Scholarship winners
  • 1st place: Lisa Erickson – Prince Institute - $1500
  • 2nd place: Maggie DeRocher – Des Moines Area Community College - $1000
  • 3rd place: Meredith Seymour – Lakeshore Technical College - $500
2016 CASE Scholarship winners
  • 1st place: Alisson Sandoval – Long Island Business Institute - $1500
  • 2nd place: Keegan Sheppard – Northern Alberta Institute of Technology - $1000
  • 3rd place: Jessica Frizzell – College of Court Reporting - $500
2015 CASE Scholarship winners
  • 1st place: Tracey Tracy – Green River College - $1500
  • 2nd place: Angeli English – Sheridan Technical College - $1000
  • 3rd place: Josephine Nosker – StenoTech Career Institute – $500




For more information on the CASE Student Scholarship, please contact the Education Department at