Ritchie-Jennings Scholarship Alert on Your Money Worth

Winning scholarships was one approach I used to get off the path to $100,000 in student loan debt and I am always happy to share an opportunity like this one, that give U.S. and International Students from the Caribbean a chance to be awarded free money, which brings me to today’s scholarship alert.

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship

$55, 000 in scholarship awards are up for grabs for U.S. and International college students, including those from the Caribbean,  who have a desire to pursue a career in fraud examination or a similar anti-fraud profession. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), through the  Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship will be offering 29 students the following award amounts:

  • One (1) $10,000,
  • Two (2) $5,000,
  • Six (6) $2,500; and
  •  Twenty (20) $1,000.

To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled full-time in one of the eligible major or minors in accounting, business administration, finance, criminal justice or a related field.


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Scholarship Application

The scholarship application is due January 27th, 2017 and can be submitted online here: ACFE Scholarship Online Application

Who is eligible to apply
  • Undergraduates enrolled in 9 semester hours per term
  • Graduates enrolled in 6 semester hours (or equivalent) per term
  • Complete the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Application online
  • Be currently enrolled at an accredited, four year college or university with enrollment through the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Upload Official Transcript(s) showing all completed college or university courses
  • Have three letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf, preferable with at least one from a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Who is ineligible to apply
  • Past scholarship award recipients
  • High school students (including seniors)
  • Junior college or community college students
  • College or university students graduating in 2017 (student must be enrolled through 2018)
  • ACFE Chapter officers or directors

If you are a U.S. or international student and you are eligible to apply definitely submit your application before the deadline: January 27, 2017.


I will continue to keep an eye out for scholarships for Caribbean American, and Caribbean International students and your can always check the Start Here page for updates on scholarship opportunities.

~Melisa Boutin