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. They are the:
1) ACFE Foundation Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program
2) Joseph R. Dervaes Pacific Northwest Chapter/ACFE Student Scholarship Program.
The following is a quick comparison of the two scholarships. More details are outlined in the links below.
The ACFE Foundation Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program grants 20-30 scholarships per year, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Eligibility is based on full time students at a four-year college or university. The students must major or minor in accounting, finance, business administration, or criminal justice.
The Joseph R. Dervaes Scholarship grants one scholarship per year of $1,500 to a deserving student filling the same requirements as the Foundation requires, but the student must be attending a qualifying four-year college or university in the state of Washington. The Joseph R. Dervaes 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 award and is only one of four people to attend 25 consecutive ACFE Annual Fraud Conferences.
Students interested in either of these two scholarship programs should contact the Chapter Board by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. Further details are listed below.
The eligibility and application procedures for the scholarship program of the Joseph R. Dervaes Pacific Northwest Chapter Scholarship are similar to the ACFE Foundation’s Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program, with the following exceptions:
2019-2020 Pacific Northwest Chapter:
To be considered for the 2020-2021 Joseph R. Dervaes Pacific Northwest Chapter academic year scholarship award, the applicant's files must be e-mailed by March 31, 2021. Applicants should save a PDF of their ACFE Foundation's Ritchie-Jennings Memorial scholarship application and e-mail that along with a PDF of their transcript(s), a PDF of the 2 letters of recommendation and their student resume. The purpose of this action is to enter each student’s application in the Chapter’s student scholarship program.
Once a student's scholarship application is received by the Chapter, the Chapter Board of Officers, serving as the Chapter Scholarship Committee, reviews all applications and selects a candidate for the Chapter's student scholarship winner.
If that candidate wins an ACFE Foundation Ritchie-Jennings Memorial scholarship award (one scholarship award per student for their entire university study years), they are ineligible for the Chapter's student scholarship award for that year. However, they may apply for the Chapter’s student scholarship program in a subsequent year (again, one scholarship award per student during their entire university study years). Accordingly, the Chapter Board of Officers will then select the next most eligible student to receive the Chapter's student scholarship of $1,500.
Submit PNW ACFE Scholarship Application by E-Mail
Pacific Northwest Chapter/ACFE student scholarship PDF files should be e-mailed to the following address: email@example.com.
Further Information / Questions
Students who have questions regarding the Pacific Northwest Chapter/ACFE scholarship program should contact the Chapter by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Information regarding the ACFE Foundation's Ritchie-Jennings Memorial scholarship can be found at ACFE Foundation - Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship