NCRF Gina Battaglia Memorial Student Intern Scholarship


Nominations are now closed.


Two $2,000 memorial scholarships 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.


Number of scholarships: 2
Scholarship amount: $2,000 each



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




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