Ritchie Jennings Memorial Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $10,000
Awards Available: 24

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.

Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship applicants must currently be enrolled full-time and similarly enrolled during the 2022-2023 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:

A) Undergraduate students must be enrolled in 9 semester hours (or equivalent) per term and be at least in the second half of their sophomore year when they apply

B) Graduate students must be enrolled in 6 semester hours (or equivalent) per term

C) Be currently enrolled at an accredited, four-year college or university with enrollment through the 2022-2023 academic year

D) Submit a Completed Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship application

E) Provide Official Transcript(s) showing all completed college or university courses

F) Two recommendation forms must be submitted on behalf of the applicant*

At least one form is preferred to be from a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or a professor. Students are encouraged to meet with a Local ACFE Chapter to become acquainted with a CFE. Additional recommendation forms should be requested from an individual who may be familiar with your fraud-related education, interests, goals, and anti-fraud career path such as an employer or professor.

During the application process, you will provide information on two recommenders. These individuals will receive a link to upload their individual recommendation forms on your behalf.

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