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.
Scholarship applicants must currently be enrolled full-time and similarly enrolled during the 2020-2021 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) Undergraduates must be enrolled 9 semester hours (or equivalent) per term
B) Graduates must be enrolled 6 semester hours (or equivalent) per term
C) Be currently enrolled at an accredited, four-year college or university with enrollment through the 2020-2021 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