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- tuition fee reduction
The Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship provides an opportunity for students to advance their education and anti-fraud career paths. Additionally, it supports their anti-fraud interests by providing a full year of ACFE membership.
The scholarship program was established in 1992 to provide opportunities for students who had demonstrated achievement in fraud-related studies. In 1998, the program was renamed the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship in honor of ACFE members Larry Jennings, CFE, and Tracy Ritchie, CFE. Both men were among five people fatally wounded during terrorist attacks in Karachi, Pakistan, on November 14, 1997.
Award amounts are $10,000, $7,500, $5,000 and $2,000 and are paid directly to the recipient’s university or college.
Eligible students must submit a completed scholarship application, official transcript(s), and two letters of recommendation from either a professor or someone who knows them on a professional level.
Scholarships are awarded annually based on:
A completed application.
Fraud-related interests, activities, goals and desired career path.
Overall academic achievement demonstrated by transcripts.