Scholarship Information


Greater St. Louis Area Chapter Scholarship Program

Congrats to our recent scholarship winners:
  • Jaime Evans - Spring 2015 - University of Missouri - Columbia
  • TBD - Fall 2015 - University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Hayley Devore - Spring 2015 - University of Missouri - St. Louis

Our chapter offers scholarship funds through the University of Missouri - St. Louis and the University of Missouri - Columbia business schools. Scholarships are available to accounting students for both the fall and spring semesters. The students will be selected by the universities' Scholarship Review Committee subject to the following stipulations:

  • The students must have taken the fraud course offered
  • Expressed an interest in the career of fraud examination, and
  • 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 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

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