CCRA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

The California Court Reporters Association will award a $1,000 scholarship to a student in the 160 - qualifiers speed levels.

How To apply?

All you have to do is be a student member of CCRA and write an essay in court reporting transcript format that answers the following question:

With the challenges you face in court reporting school and the less-than-motivating comments from people outside of school, what will keep you positive, motivated, and moving toward your CSR exam?
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. If you are not a member, click here to join.
  • Speed level: 160 WPM – Qualifiers, and in good academic standing. Do not send school transcripts. The SOS Committee Chair will verify your eligibility.
  • The essay must be read, approved, and initialed for submission by your English instructor and include your name and speed level.
The recipient will be selected by the Support Our Students (SOS) Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.


Deadline: Essay must be postmarked or emailed to [email protected] with your contact information included by September 6, 2019, at Midnight.


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.

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Please send your essay and contact information via email to [email protected] by September 6th, 2019 at Midnight - CLICK HERE TO APPLY!