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Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program  

The RitchieJennings Memorial Scholarship Program was created in honor of Tracy Ritchie, CFE, and Larry Jennings, CFE who both died in a terrorist attack in Pakistan on November 12, 1997. Through this scholarship program, the ACFE Foundation works to encourage students to pursue careers in fraud examination and provide resources for research on the detection and deterrence of fraud. To date, nearly half a million dollars has been awarded to over 300 students to help further their education. 


Scholarship awards include one $10,000 scholarship, two $5,000 scholarships, four $2,500 scholarships and twentythree $1,000 scholarships. All scholarship awards include a oneyear ACFE Student Associate Membership. 


The 20122013 Scholarship period is OPEN 


Selection Criteria  

         Individuals must be currently enrolled fulltime (either 9 semester hours as an undergraduate or 6 semester hours as a postgraduate) at an accredited fouryear college or university.  

         Must be enrolled for the 20122013 year  

         Must have a declared major or minor in accounting, business administration, finance, or criminal justice  


Steps to apply:  

         Complete the online RitchieJennings Memorial Scholarship Application and Questionnaire at 

         Provide transcript(s) showing all completed college or university courses (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). 

         Provide three letters of recommendation. It is preferable that at least one letter be submitted from a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)  


20122013 Scholarship Schedule:  

         Application Deadline - completed online on or before February 3, 2012  

         Scholarship Award Recipients Announced - April 20, 2012  

         Scholarship Awards Distributed - April 30, 2012  



For more information or questions about the RitchieJennings Memorial Scholarship Program, contact Lupe De Leon, Scholarship Program Coordinator at (800) 2453321 / +1 (512) 4789000 or by email at  




Larry Jennings 


Tracy Ritchie 

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 en route to Union Texas' Karachi office. 


"Both men exemplified the true spirit of our organization with their devotion to detecting, investigating and deterring fraud and white-collar crime," said Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, Chairman and founder of the ACFE.  

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