NCRF recognizes support for programs, grants, and scholarships

The National Court Reporters Foundation recognized the four students who had received scholarships and grants through its programs during the Saturday Awards Luncheon at the 2014 NCRA Convention & Expo. The Foundation raises money to support the court reporting and captioning professions, and one of its programs seeks to recognize the burgeoning potential of students and new professionals.

In 2014, NCRF offered Student Intern Scholarships worth $1,000 each to two students: Kelly Greer of the Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Penn., and Rebecca Russo of Gadsden State Community College, Gadsden, Ala. Jessica D’Agostino of Lake Worth, Fla., was awarded NCRF’s 2014 Frank Sarli Memorial Scholarship, and Shannon Bevin, a court reporter from Whitestone, N.Y., is the 2014 recipient of NCRF’s New Professional Reporter Grant; they each received $2,000.

The NCRF chair, Merilyn Sanchez, RMR, CRR, recognized the many donors who raised funds  for scholarships to three students and a grant to a new working court reporter in a speech at the Awards Luncheon. NCRF raises money through many activities, such as the Vacation Property Silent Auction at this year’s NCRA convention, and the Angels Program. The 2014 Angels were invited to a special lunch on Friday. Fifty-nine Angel signed up to support NCRF in 2015, which is the most sign-ups at a Convention.