Scholarships

ACFE Scholarships

‘A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.’
Nelson Mandela

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program

The ACFE Foundation provides annual student scholarships opportunities for students who have a declared major or minor in accounting, business administration, finance or criminal justice and demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in fraud examination or similar anti-fraud profession.

The Ritchie-Jennings Memorial scholarship award amounts are $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000. Scholarships are awarded in U.S. dollars and include a one-year ACFE Student Associate membership. Click here to view information about the scholarship and the application.

  • NEW Application Deadline - Completed online by February 15, 2021
  • Scholarship Award Recipients Announced - April 20, 2021
  • Scholarship Awards Distributed - May 3, 2021
Applications for 2020-2021 Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program are NOW CLOSED.

Utah Chapter ACFE Scholarship Program

The ACFE Foundation provides annual student scholarships opportunities for students who have a declared major or minor in accounting, business administration, finance or criminal justice and demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in fraud examination or similar anti-fraud profession.

History & Purpose

Our chapter has supported Utah-based colleges and universities for many years, helping and extending a hand to students pursuing a career in fraud prevention and detection. This includes offering trainings and conferences at no cost, providing full access to our chapter library and providing networking to potential employers. Our 500+ members span the entire state of Utah. To expand our reach to all members, we began offering online-based trainings in 2020. The revenues generated from online trainings fund the Utah Area Chapter CFE Scholarship Program.

Award amounts are $1000. Scholarships are awarded in U.S. dollars and include a Student-Associate membership to the Utah Area Chapter CFE.

2021-2022 Scholarship Schedule

  • 2021-2022 Application period NOW CLOSED
  • Application Deadline - Completed online by April 16, 2021
  • Scholarship Award Recipients Announced - June 1, 2021
  • Scholarship Awards Distributed - June 18, 2021

Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship applicants must currently be enrolled full-time and similarly enrolled during the 2021-2022 academic year at an accredited, four-year college or university. Applicants must have a declared major or minor in accounting, business administration, finance, cybersecurity, or criminal justice, and demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in fraud examination or similar anti-fraud profession.


Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible:

  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled in 9 semester hours (or equivalent) per term and be at least in the second half of their sophomore year when they apply.
  • Graduate students must be enrolled in 6 semester hours (or equivalent) per term.
  • Be currently enrolled at an accredited, Utah based college or university or be a Utah-based resident enrolled in an online accredited college or university, with enrollment through the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Submit a Completed Utah Chapter ACFE Scholarship application.
  • Two recommendation forms must be submitted on behalf of the applicant. At least one form is preferred to be from a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or a professor. Students are encouraged to attend monthly Utah Chapter ACFE training events to become acquainted with a CFE. Additional recommendation forms should be requested from an individual who may be familiar with your fraud-related education, interests, goals, and anti-fraud career path such as an employer or professor.

During the application process, you will provide information on two recommenders. These individuals will receive a link to upload their individual recommendation forms on your behalf.

The following persons are not eligible to apply:

  • Past scholarship award recipients
  • High school students (including seniors)
  • College or university students graduating in 2021 (students must be enrolled through 2022)
  • ACFE Chapter directors or officers

Selection and Non-discrimination Policy

Scholarships are awarded annually on the basis of:

  • Completed scholarship application
  • Recommendation Forms
  • Fraud-related interests, activities, goals and desired career path.
  • Overall academic achievement

The Utah Chapter ACFE does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability or sexual orientation in any of its programs or activities.


Make a Donation Today
Please help to support the program by mailing your contribution payable to the Utah Chapter ACFE. Contributions and questions should be addressed to:

Utah Chapter ACFE

Attn: Scholarship Program Coordinator

136 E South Temple, Suite 1000

Salt Lake City, UT 84111


Email: Scholarships@Utah-ACFE.com


Applications for 2020-2021 Utah Chapter ACFE Scholarships are CLOSED.