Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship

February 5, 2025
Awards Available: 25

Scholarship Description

The Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship offers students the opportunity to advance their education and anti-fraud career paths. Award amounts range from $2,000 to $10,000, and recipients also receive a full year of ACFE membership. The scholarship program, established in 1992, was renamed in honor of ACFE members Larry Jennings and Tracy Ritchie, who lost their lives in a terrorist attack in Karachi, Pakistan, in 1997.

Scholarship Details

  • Award amounts: $10,000, $7,500, $5,000, and $2,000
  • Scholarship funds paid directly to the recipient’s university or college
  • Includes a one-year ACFE membership

Eligibility Criteria

  • Desire to pursue a career in fraud examination or similar anti-fraud profession
  • Declared major or minor in accounting, business administration, finance, criminal justice, or similar fraud-related discipline
  • Currently enrolled at an accredited, four-year college or university through the coming academic year
  • Undergraduates must be enrolled in 9 semester hours (or equivalent) per term and be at least in the second half of their sophomore year when applying
  • Graduate students must be enrolled in 6 semester hours (or equivalent) per term

Application Process

  1. Complete the online scholarship application for the coming academic year.
  2. Application Period Opens: September 18th
  3. Application Deadline: February 5th
  4. Recipients Announced: April 19th
  5. Awards Distributed: May 4th

The ACFE Foundation does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its programs or activities. Scholarships are awarded based on a completed application, fraud-related interests, activities, goals, desired career path, overall academic achievement, and recommendation forms.

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