Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program - ACFE Foundation

  • Bachelor, Master
  • Partially Funded
  • 27 January 2017

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.

Scholarships are awarded annually on the basis of:

Completed scholarship application. Fraud-related interests, activities, goals and desired career path. Overall academic achievement demonstrated by transcripts. Letters of recommendation.

The ACFE Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability or sexual orientation in any of its programs or activities.

Scholarship applicants must currently be enrolled full-time and similarly enrolled during the 2017-2018 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:

Undergraduates must be enrolled 9 semester hours (or equivalent) per term. Graduates must be enrolled 6 semester hours (or equivalent) per term. Be currently enrolled at an accredited, four-year college or university with enrollment through the 2017-2018 academic year. Submit a Completed Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship application. Provide Official Transcript(s) showing all completed college or university courses. Three letters of recommendation must be submitted on behalf of the applicant.


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Four different scholarship amounts are awarded: one $10,000 scholarship, two $5,000 scholarships, four $2,500 scholarships and twenty-three $1,000 scholarships.

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