Gina Battaglia Memorial Student Intern Scholarship fundraiser
Gina Battaglia memorial image with text 

NCRF Gina Battaglia Memorial Student Intern Scholarship


This $1,000 memorial scholarship has been created by our NCRF Trustees and Angel Gatherers Committee members to honor the memory of Gina Battaglia, daughter of Angel Stephanie Zeder Battaglia, RMR, CRR, a freelance court reporter from Hinsdale, Ill.

Gina passed away unexpectedly in October 2022. Stephanie’s Facebook practice colleagues and other court reporting friends started a fundraiser to honor Gina’s memory. She also is now an NCRF Memorial Angel. The memorial scholarship is intended to help another rising student who might need a scholarship in addition to the annual NCRF Student Intern Scholarship.

Scholarship requirements

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for the Gina Battaglia Memorial 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 (online form below);
  • A copy of the student's most recent transcript;
  • A letter of recommendation from an instructor or intern supervisor;
  • An essay of 300-500 words on the topic:
    Practitioners remain the backbone of our legal system and accessibility tools.. What technology tools, resources, and strategies help you maintain your skill level and well-being to do well in this career?
    (Please use examples. Your name on each page, please.)





Scholarship winners

2023: Sophia Morris of Austin, Texas




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