Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship: Nurturing Future Anti-Fraud Professionals
About the Scholarship: Advancing Education and Anti-Fraud Careers
The Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship is a prestigious opportunity for students to elevate their education and pursue careers in anti-fraud professions. Established in 1992, the scholarship provides financial support and a year of ACFE membership, fostering a commitment to anti-fraud interests. Award amounts range from $2,000 to $10,000 and are directly disbursed to the recipient's university or college.
Honoring Memory and Dedication
In 1998, the scholarship was renamed the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship in memory of ACFE members Larry Jennings, CFE, and Tracy Ritchie, CFE. Both individuals tragically lost their lives during terrorist attacks in Karachi, Pakistan, on November 14, 1997.
Eligibility Criteria: Paving the Way for Future Anti-Fraud Leaders
- Academic Pursuit: Have a declared major or minor in accounting, business administration, finance, criminal justice, or a related fraud discipline.
- Enrollment: Currently enrolled at an accredited four-year college or university and committed to enrollment through the coming academic year.
- Undergraduate Status: Undergraduates must be in their junior, senior, or second half of their sophomore year during the application period, enrolled in at least 9 semester hours per term.
- Graduate Status: Graduates must be enrolled in at least 6 semester hours per term.
Non-Eligibility: Guiding Application Requirements
The following are not eligible for the scholarship:
- Past scholarship award recipients.
- High school, junior college, or community college students.
- Undergraduates not in the second half of their sophomore year.
- College or university students graduating in the year the scholarship is awarded.
- ACFE chapter directors or officers.
Application Process: Paving the Path to Excellence
Application Period Opens: September 18th
Application Deadline: February 5th
Recipients Announced: April 19th
Awards Distributed: May 4th
Selection and Non-Discrimination Policy: Fostering Inclusivity
The ACFE Foundation upholds a non-discrimination policy and selects scholarship recipients based on:
- Completed application.
- Fraud-related interests, activities, goals, and career path.
- Overall academic achievement demonstrated by transcripts.
- Recommendation forms.
How to Apply: Embracing Future Anti-Fraud Leaders
Eligible students can apply online through the ACFE Foundation website. The application period for the coming academic year is open, providing an opportunity for aspiring anti-fraud professionals to embark on a transformative journey.
The Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship not only honors the memory of dedicated professionals but also empowers a new generation committed to combating fraud and fostering integrity. Apply today to be part of this esteemed community of future anti-fraud leaders.