Are you interested in the unique and most demanding fraud examination profession? Then here is the chance you should not miss on! The ACFE Foundation is introducing its precious 2021-2022 Ritchie Jennings Memorial Scholarship. Applicants who have a declared major or minor in accounting, finances, criminal justice and demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in fraud examination or similar anti-fraud professions are eligible. The institution must be an accredited, four-year college or university.
The program aims to create a qualified student to meet the high demand for the fraud examination profession. Through the ACFE Foundation, the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program supports students worldwide who have an interest in pursuing a career in fraud examination and wish to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with a fraud examination or similar path. The scholarship was named after two members of the ACFE, Larry Jennings, CFE, CPA, 49; and Tracy Ritchie, CFE, CPA, 41; both of Houston, Texas.
The mission of the ACFE Foundation is to increase the body of anti-fraud knowledge and support future anti-fraud professionals worldwide through the funding of scholarships, endowments, research, and other educational projects. The ACFE Foundation works to encourage students to pursue careers in fraud examination and provide resources for research on the detection and deterrence of fraud. The ACFE Foundation is a tax-exempt, charitable organization. Contributions to the ACFE Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Follow the table below to get quick information about the scholarship:
|Educational Level||University or college students|
|Number of Awards||Undefined|
|Nationality||Domestic and International|
|Application Deadline||February 1, 2021|
Who May Be Eligible?
Here are the eligibility requirements set by the firm to be eligible for the scholarship:
- Applicants must have a declared major or minor in accounting, business administration, finance, criminal justice and demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in fraud examination or similar anti-fraud profession.
- The institution of the student must be an accredited, four-year college or university. Scholarship applicants must be currently enrolled full-time and enrolled through the 2022 academic year.
- Undergraduate students must be enrolled nine semester hours (or equivalent) per term and be at least in the second half of their sophomore year when they apply.
How to Apply
Only the eligible candidates are invited to apply for the program. Fellows should submit the online application form before the deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. All the supporting materials should be adequately provided to be considered for the program. Any incomplete document or information will lead to the disqualification of the applicant. Fellows should maintain the originality of the data they are providing through the form.
- Upload Official Transcript(s) showing all completed college or university courses.
- Two recommendation forms must be submitted on behalf of the applicant.
- Recommendation forms should be requested from an individual who may be familiar with your fraud-related education, activities, interests, goals, and anti-fraud career paths such as an employer or professor. At least one recommendation form is preferred to be from a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or professor. Students are encouraged to meet with a Local ACFE chapter to become acquainted with a CFE.
The Ritchie Jennings Memorial Scholarship provides substantial financial support to the students and eases their higher education. It makes it possible for students to achieve excellence without worrying about educational expenses. The funds offered should be utilized to pay the educational expenses of the selected candidate like Tuition, fees, book, or other verified needs. It encourages students to perform excellently in their fraud examination careers.
The last date to apply for the scholarship is February 1, 2021.