Through education, promotion, and encouragement, the Oklahoma Court Reporters Association is committed to ensuring the future of the profession of capturing and preserving the spoken word.

RUTH ANN LAIR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

To encourage active students and to help offset costs, OCRA awards an annual scholarship to be paid toward a court reporting student's tuition.  The scholarship winner is announced at the annual convention in the spring.

Some of the eligibility requirements include:

  1. The student must be enrolled in a court reporting program and be a resident of the state of Oklahoma.
  2. The student must submit a short essay on a topic as provided by OCRA,  containing no less than 350 words, nor more than 500 words.  Essays will be judged on originality, content, spelling and punctuation.
  3. The student must possess all qualities exemplified by a professional court reporter, including professional attitude, demeanor, dress, and motivation, and the student must have an exemplary attendance record.
  4. All criteria must be confirmed and verified by the submitting court reporting program.


NEW PROFESSIONAL REPORTER GRANT

OCRA is proud to offer a total of two New Professional Reporter Grants each year. This $1,000 grant helps support startup expenses for a newly licensed reporter in his/her first year and includes an OCRA professional membership for one year. Each $1000 grant will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Click HERE for an application.




OCRA makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of all material published on this site.  If any discrepancy arises between any document published here and the official version of that document, the official version shall govern.


OCRA is proud to be an affiliated state association with NCRA.

OCRA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.      P.O. Box 696  Claremore, OK  74018

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