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.
Eligibility Criteria /Scholarship Guidelines
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:
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 2019-2020 academic year.
Submit a Completed Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship application.
Provide Official Transcript(s) showing all completed college or university courses.
Two recommendation forms must be submitted on behalf of the applicant*
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 directors or officers.