Through the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship, the ACFE Foundation supports the education of students who have an interest in pursuing a career in fraud examination. The scholarship provides an opportunity for students to advance their education and anti-fraud career paths. Many of these outstanding and deserving students go on to become Certified Fraud Examiners.

The Ritchie-Jennings Memorial scholarship award amounts are $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000. Scholarships are awarded in U.S. dollars and include a one-year ACFE Student Associate membership . Awards will be paid directly to the award recipient’s university.

2019-2020 Scholarship Schedule:

  • 2019-2020 Application – NOW OPEN
  • Application Deadline – Completed online by January 30, 2019
  • Scholarship Award Recipients Announced – April 20, 2019
  • Scholarship Awards Distributed – April 30, 2019

Eligibility Criteria:  

Scholarship applicants must currently be enrolled full-time and similarly enrolled during the 2019-2020 academic year at an accredited, four-year college or university. Applicants must have a declared major or minor in accounting, business administration, finance or criminal justice and demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in fraud examination or similar anti-fraud profession.

Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible: 

  1. Undergraduates must be enrolled 9 semester hours (or equivalent) per term
  2. Graduates must be enrolled 6 semester hours (or equivalent) per term
  3. Be currently enrolled at an accredited, four-year college or university with enrollment through the 2019-2020 academic year
  4. Submit a Completed Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship application
  5. Provide Official Transcript(s) showing all completed college or university courses
  6. Two recommendation forms must be submitted on behalf of the applicant

REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have a declared major or minor in accounting, business administration, finance, criminal justice and demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in fraud examination or similar anti-fraud profession. The institution must be an accredited, four-year college or university. Scholarship applicants must be currently enrolled full-time and enrolled through the 2020 academic year. 

The following persons are not eligible to apply: 

  • Past scholarship award recipients
  • High school students (including seniors)
  • Junior college or community college students
  • College or university students graduating in 2019 (students must be enrolled through 2020)
  • ACFE Chapter officers or directors

Deadline: January 30 2019

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