Will have been identified as a qualifying student as defined by the Scholarship Review Committee
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
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
See www.acfe.com/scholarships.aspx for more details.