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 September 1st through August 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.


2019 Jaye Thompson Student Scholarship Essay Topic:

What life experiences led you to want to become a court reporter?
(Description: Everyone has a background before reporting school. Share with us those experiences that led you to pursue a career in court reporting.)

Application Process:

Download the essay application.
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.

Application Deadline: July 8, 2019

Eligibility: Applicant must:

  1. Be a Student Member of TCRA by 6 months prior to the Annual Business Meeting; the 2019 Annual Business Meeting will be held September 6th, the deadline for a scholarship applicant to be a member is March 7, 2019.
  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.

2018 Scholarship Recipient - Christina Leubert from Del Mar College

Past Scholarship Recipients
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)

News & Events

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2019 TCRA Midland
Regional Seminar

October 19, 2019
Attend in person or virtually!

2020 Midyear Conference
February 28-29, 2020
Corpus Christi, TX

2020 TCRA Annual Convention
July 23-25, 2020

Denton, TX

CSR Exam Dates:

October 12, 2019
San Antonio, TX
St. Mary's University

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