Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Deadline:  15th February
Results on:  20th April

Accounting Majors,Business,Criminal Justice,Law
All Nationalities

Scholarship Overview

 

As the name suggests, the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship was started by two CFE -Tracy Ritchie and Larry Jennings. This scholarship programme is sponsored by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. The ACFE Foundation supports the education of students who have an interest in pursuing a career in fraud examination Many of these outstanding and deserving students go on to become Certified Fraud Examiners. In order to be eligible for the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship, students need to enrolled in the following fields - 

  • Criminal Justice
  • Accounting Majors
  • Business Administration
  • Finance

Winners of the scholarship will also receive a one-year ACFE Student Associate membership.

Shortlisting Process

The selection of scholars for the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship involves a multi-stage process. The scholars will be selected after a thorough assessment of merit of all the applicants. The selection process includes:

  • Telephonic interviews for further shortlisting of candidates.

Terms and Conditions

The continuation of the scholarship depends on the good academic performance of the scholars in the examinations conducted by their respective universities.

Renewal cases of stipend holders who are not promoted to the next year will not be considered for further renewal.

 

Eligibility

  • Applicants must currently be enrolled full-time and similarly enrolled during the 2021-2022 academic year at an accredited, four-year college or university.
  • Course level -Undergraduates must be enrolled 9 semester hours (or equivalent) per term/Graduates must be enrolled 6 semester hours (or equivalent) per term.
  • Scholarships are awarded annually on the basis of:
    • Completed scholarship application.
    • Two Recommendation Forms.
    • Fraud-related interests, activities, goals, and desired career path.
    • Overall academic achievement demonstrated by official transcripts.

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 2021 (students must be enrolled through 2022).
  • ACFE Chapter directors or officers.

How To Apply

  • LORs- 
    • Two letters of recommendation 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 paths such as an employer or professor
  • Transcripts- Upload Official Transcripts showing all completed college or university courses 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to join the ACFE?

Demonstrate your knowledge and expertise? The cost is $399, a significant savings off the regular price. The year of membership included in the package will be effective once the exam is passed. To place your order call the ACFE at (800) 245-3321 or +1 (512) 478-9000 or email MemberServices@ACFE.com.

What is the eligibility for the scholarship?

Applicants must currently be enrolled full-time and similarly enrolled during the 2021-2022 academic year at an accredited, four-year college or university. Course level -Undergraduates must be enrolled 9 semester hours (or equivalent) per term/Graduates must be enrolled 6 semester hours (or equivalent) per term.