RITCHIE-JENNINGS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
National and International students are eligible to apply and four different scholarship amounts are awarded: one $10,000 scholarship, two $5,000 scholarships, four $2,500 scholarships and twenty-three $1,000 scholarships. The Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarships are awarded in U.S. dollars and include a one-year ACFE Student Associate membership. Scholarships will be paid directly to a student's university.
Supported by the ACFE Foundation, the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program was named after two members of the ACFE, Larry Jennings, CFE, CPA, 49; and Tracy Ritchie, CFE, CPA, 41; both of Houston, Texas. They were among five people fatally wounded when terrorists in Karachi, Pakistan fired upon their vehicle on Nov. 14, 1997. All five were employees of Houston-based Union Texas Petroleum Holdings Inc. Mr. Ritchie served as senior audit supervisor and Mr. Jennings served as audit manager for the company. They were in route to Union Texas' Karachi office.
Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible to apply, the applicant must currently be enrolled full-time and similarly enrolled during the scholarship year with a declared major or minor in accounting, business administration, finance or criminal justice at an accredited, four-year college or university. Undergraduates must be enrolled 9 semester hours (or equivalent) per term and graduates must be enrolled 6 semester hours (or equivalent) per term.
The following are not eligible to apply:
- Past scholarship award recipients
- High school students (including seniors)
- Junior college or community college students
- College or university students not enrolled through the scholarship year
- ACFE Chapter directors or officers
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