Rosalie Stevens Student Scholarship, Sue Terry Technology at Your Fingertips Student Scholarships, and Vernon C. Steele New Reporter Scholarship
All submissions/nominations for the 2019 scholarships must be received by
5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019
There are two options in 2019 to apply for student scholarships: The Rosalie Stevens Student Scholarship and Sue Terry Technology at Your Fingertips Student Scholarship. Please read the eligibility requirements for each on the application page, as they differ slightly.
In 1997, OCRA established the OCRA student scholarship award in an effort to encourage students who are currently pursuing their court reporting degree. This award represents an incentive toward scholastic achievement and future professional development.
In 2004, the award was renamed in honor of Rosalie Stevens. Rosalie served as a president to both OCRA and the National Court Reporters Association. Her enthusiasm and dedication to the profession was commendable and served as a shining example to future generations of court reporters.
Each year, OCRA accepts scholarship applications from student members and presents the $500 scholarship award at our annual conference. In addition, the winner also receives one year of OCRA membership and annual conference registration.
In 2015, the OCRA Board of Directors recognized the importance of supporting the future of the court reporting and captioning profession and created the OCRA Cardinal Foundation Student Scholarship Award, in addition to the Rosalie Stevens Student Scholarship Award.
Each year, OCRA accepts scholarship applications from student members and routinely awards a $250 scholarship to a selected student out of the applicants for the Rosalie Stevens Student Scholarship. In addition, the recipient also receives one year of OCRA membership and annual conference registration.
In 2018, OCRA Past President Sue Terry was sworn in as the President of the National Court Reporters Association. Sue has demonstrated herself as one of the leading technology experts in the reporting and captioning profession. Her commitment to OCRA, NCRA, and the profession serves as an example to all who know (or have heard about) Sue Terry.
For 2019, OCRA will award two $500 scholarship awards at our annual conference. In addition, the winners will also receive one year of OCRA membership and an annual conference registration.
Vernon (Vern) C. Steele was a long-time member, former president, and director of the Ohio Court Reporters Association. He spent his entire 47-year court reporting career in Cincinnati reporting for Hamilton County Common Pleas Judges Thomas Nurre, Kim Burke, and the late Ralph Kohnen. He held himself to a high standard of excellence and was well respected by his peers. Vern passed away December 14, 2014.
In memory of Vern Steele, the Ohio Court Reporters Association Cardinal Foundation and Vern's family would like to honor and recognize new reporters in the court reporting and captioning profession with a start-up scholarship to help with expenses. The scholarship may be awarded each year up to $1,000.
The inaugural Vernon C. Steele New Reporter Scholarship Award was awarded on April 23, 2016 during OCRA's 2016 Annual Conference.