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PNW Chapter Scholarships  

There are two scholarship programs available to full-time university students seeking a major or minor in accounting, business administration, finance, or criminal justice programs in the Pacific Northwest. Application information can be found here.

Joseph R. Dervaes Scholarship


This scholarship is named after the founder and former president of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the ACFE. Joe was a fraud fighter for over 40 years, giving 25 years in service to the Chapter during that time. He founded the Chapter in 1993 and is the chapter's only President Emeritus. In 1995 he was awarded the first Chapter Distinguished Achievement and is the only one of four people to attend 25 ACFE Annual Fraud Conferences. In 2021, Joe was inducted into the ACFE's Hall of Fame.


Robert A. Goehring Scholarship


This scholarship is named after a former president of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the ACFE. Robert was a fraud fighter for over 35 years, giving over 20 years in service to the Chapter during that time, including six years as the Chapter President. Robert served in the Washington State Auditor’s Office for 15 years, including three years with Special Investigations, then with the City of Kent for over 20 years as the City Auditor.


Congratulations to our 2023 Scholarship Recipients!

GRACE BRENNER, ST. MARTIN'S UNIVERSITY

JOSEPH R. DERVAES SCHOLARSHIP

Grace is the recipient of the Joseph R. Dervaes Scholarship. She is a double major in Accounting and Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, in the Dual Degree program with a Master's in Accounting at Saint Martin's University She interned at the Washington State Auditor's Office last year and received an Ethical Leadership Certificate from NASBA Center for Public Trust. She plans to pursue a CFE certificate and a career in fraud examination and forensic accounting.

REINE DARCY ALBITE, ST. MARTIN'S UNIVERSITY

PNW ACFE SCHOLARSHIP

Reine Darcy Albite is slated to graduate from Saint Martin's University in May 2024 with a Master of Accountancy. She plans to pursue a career that melds both accounting and computer science. She plans to pursue her CPA license and a CFE certificate. Her goal is to work towards creating better work environments and promoting ethical practices. She is a tax preparer for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance organization.

HALLIE CHEN, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

PNW ACFE SCHOLARSHIP

Hallie Chen attends the University of Washington's Foster School of Business, working toward a dual Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Information Systems. She has been on the Dean's List throughout her college life and is part of the business school's honor's program. Hallie intends to obtain both the CFE certificate and the CPA license. She hopes to combine her passion for fraud examination with her accounting major in her future career, possibly as a forensic accountant.


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