2021 PCRA Scholarship Program

Congratulations to Our 2021 Scholarship Recipients!

Loretta Berrigan currently studies Court Reporting at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC).  She also has a Master's degree in Library and Information Science, has worked with AMERICorps, and enjoys being a mentor/tutor to new students.

Congratulations, Loretta!

Olivia Sherrick currently studies Court Reporting at the Luzerne County Community College.  She received the Luzerne County Community College Community Service Award, enjoys volunteering, and was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Congratulations, Olivia!


How to Apply

The 2021 PCRA scholarship application period is now closed.


All Pennsylvania students who are actively engaged in the study of court reporting are eligible to apply.  Students must be either enrolled in a traditional school setting at Community College of Allegheny County or Luzerne County Community College, or be a Pennsylvania resident attending an online program.  Each applicant shall have completed at least one semester of court reporting school.

Please note an individual may only be awarded the scholarship once.


The deadline for receipt of the application is March 15, 2021.

There are three different components which must be completed. All three must be received by the deadline to be eligible.

  • Submit Student Application & Student Application Essay (Included in Student Application Form above).  You may also include any additional information about yourself, such as a resume or letters of recommendation.
  • Submit Instructor/Member Nomination (to be completed by an instructor or Professional PCRA Member).  This form is to be submitted separately by the instructor/Professional PCRA member. (See link above)

It is the Applicant’s responsibility to see that all three components/forms are submitted to PCRA by March 15, 2021.


The following guidelines will be used to judge applicants:

  • Scholastic accomplishments
  • Student Applicant’s Essay
  • Personal/telephone interview (at the discretion of PCRA Scholarship Committee)


  • The recipient(s) of the award will receive a scholarship in the amount of $500.
  • The recipient(s) of the award shall be notified by April 2, 2021.
  • The announcement of the recipient(s) will be published in the PCRA newsletter and the PCRA website and Facebook pages.  The recipient(s) will be recognized at the next Annual Convention Business Meeting and will be invited to attend the PCRA annual convention on that date as a guest of the PCRA Board of Directors.
  • Recipient(s) will receive a one-year complimentary student membership to PCRA.

PCRA has the final decision regarding the award. At the discretion of PCRA, the award may not be given.


Past PCRA Scholarship Recipients

2020 Recipients
Jennifer M. Gale - Community College of Allegheny County
Ashley Pauline - Luzerne County Community College

2019 Recipients
Jennifer J. Ferenz - Arlington Career Institute
Ryan Freedman - Luzerne County Community College