Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Scholarship Name: Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship
Description: Sometimes a great tragedy can be the inspiration for a scholarships award to promote an academic or career field. In the case of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the professional organization has chosen to recognize two of their fallen colleagues, who were tragically killed Pakistan in 1997. Unlike many association scholarships, you don’t have be a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners to qualify – you will receive a one-year student membership as part of the scholarship award if you win. Students should have declared either a major or minor in fraud-related areas – accounting, business, finance or criminal justice, and have a demonstrated interest in pursuing fraud examination as a career. While not the most glamorous career choice, fraud examiners have the opportunity to combine an aptitude with numbers with an interest in criminal justice – and the potential for a $10,000 doesn’t hurt to help spark your interest!
Award: $1,000 – $10,000
Awards per Year: 30
Award is Open to: Undergraduate Students
Major/Field of Study: Accounting, Business, Finance, Criminal Justice (minors)
How to Apply/Contact: To More information about the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarships, as well as the benefits of membership to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is available on the ACFE website. One of the three required letters of recommendation should be from a Certified Fraud Examiner.
See Also: Criminal Justice Scholarships, Business Major Scholarships, Association Sponsored Scholarships
National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice
Scholarship Name: Thurgood Marshall Scholarship
Description: As far as we’ve come as a nation, there are still many fields and areas of study that are dominated by the same ethnic and racial groups, and as a result professional association are created to promote diversity. One such organization is the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice. The professional organization offers and annual scholarship to honor the first African American Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall. Qualifying students should be graduating seniors pursuing criminal justice (or a closely related field) at a full time undergraduate institution, and should already be accepted and registered when they apply for the scholarship. Eligible students have maintained at least a B (3.0) average, and can demonstrate financial need. Students will not be considered for a scholarship unless they have a background in volunteering or community service.
Awards per Year: One
Award is Open to: High School Students (Seniors)
Major/Field of Study: Criminal Justice (or related field, like Forensic Science or Law)
How to Apply/Contact: Contact the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice for more information.
See Also: Criminal Justice Scholarships, Scholarships for African Americans, Association-Sponsored Scholarships