Court Reporting Schools in Texas
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Student Membership
Any student of shorthand reporting who is certified by a court reporter training program instructor or director as being currently enrolled in said program. Memberships run January 1st through December 31st.
Click here to join online or to download the application.

Jaye Thompson Student Scholarship

The scholarship was established by TCRA to assist court reporting students
with education and/or professional development expenses.
Up to $2,500 is awarded to the recipient at Convention each year.


The 2021 Jaye Thompson Student Scholarship Essay Topic will be announced in early 2021.

All information must be completed and criteria must be met for essay to be graded.
Essays will be graded anonymously by the TCRA Student Committee.

2021 Scholarship Application Deadline: July 26, 2021

Eligibility: Applicant must:

  1. Be a Student Member of TCRA by 6 months prior to the Annual Business Meeting; the 2021 Annual Business Meeting will be held September 24th, the deadline for a scholarship applicant to be a member is March 28, 2021.
  2. Be reporting through use of shorthand machine method;
  3. Be reporting at a minimum of 100 wpm;
  4. At time of application, provide Texas court reporting school professor/instructor verification form; and
  5. Be currently enrolled and in actual attendance in a Texas court reporting school. Student members enrolled in an online program offered by a Texas school must provide a letter of recommendation from a TCRA Professional Member.

If you are interested in donating towards the scholarship fund, please click here.

Past Scholarship Recipients
Annar Mar (2020), Allison Fang (2019), Christina Leubert (2018), Hayley Tucker (2017); Marina Garcia (2016); Kathleen Santibanez (2015); Veronica Walker (2014); Kim Weitekamp (2013); Janet Saavedra (2012); Veronica Walker (2011); Ida Vaiz (2010); Kristen Faubus (2009); Chaquana Harper (2008)

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