CCRA Student Scholarship

The California Court Reporters Association awards a $1,000 scholarship to a student in the 160 to the qualifiers speed level.  The recipient will be selected by the Support Our Students (SOS) Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.  The CCRA Student Scholarship is made possible thanks to generous donations from reporters and local court reporting associations interested in preserving the profession of court reporting.

Stay tuned for the 2018 essay question!

2017 Essay Questions

What do you consider to be the best advice you ever received? Who gave you that advice and did you follow that advice or not? 

Winner:  Heidi Bunch

When you graduate and go to work as a reporter/captioner/CART provider, how do you plan to give back to students, to the profession, and the people who helped you achieve your goals?

Winner:  Sarah Chun

Scholarship Application

Essay Instructions:  Essay limit is no more than two pages, must be in legal format using line and page numbers and must use the Minimum Transcript Format Standards adopted by the Court Reporters Board.  Your essay must be read, approved and initialed by your English instructor.  If requirements are not followed, the essay will not be considered.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current member of CCRA.
  • Speed level:  160-qualifiers speed level and in good academic standing.  Do not send transcripts.  The SOS Committee Chair will verify your eligibility.
  • Essay must be read, approved and initialed for submission by your English instructor and include your name and speed level.