2017 GACFE Scholarship Program

The Georgia Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners sponsors monthly meetings and an annual seminar to provide
continuing education in fraud detection, deterrence, and prevention. The proceeds of the annual seminar are used to fund our scholarship
program.


The GACFE expects to award a number of scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded on a three-tier system, with amounts of no more
than $2,000 or no less than $500 being granted to up to 7 candidates for the Fall 2017 term. Top finalists competing for $1,000 and $2,000
scholarships should expect to be interviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Qualified applicants are full-time (12 hours or more per
semester), a rising Junior or Senior undergraduate or graduate student majoring in any of the following disciplines within the state of
Georgia:

 

  • Accounting
  • Criminal justice
  • Risk management
  • Law degree program                                                         
  • Business Mgt.
  • MBA
  • Finance

We require that applicants maintain a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in fraud investigations and or examination. All
applicants must be residents of Georgia as well.


All scholarship applications that are required to be sent regular mail (i.e. official transcripts) must be postmarked
by no later than October 21, 2017, in order to be considered.
The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of:

(a) Overall academic achievement demonstrated by official college registrar transcripts;
(b) Two letters of faculty recommendation, at least one of which must be from an instructor in the student’s accounting, criminal

      justice, risk management, law degree program, business mgt., MBA, or Finance program; and
(c) An interest in fraud detection, deterrence, and prevention, demonstrated through courses of study or career goals.

 

An application package must include:
 

  • A completed application form (available from the Georgia Chapter, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inc.)
     
  • An official unopened mailed registrar college transcript(s) showing all completed college or university courses;
     
  • Two signed, scanned & emailed letters of faculty recommendations, at least one of which must be from an instructor in
    accounting, criminal justice, risk management, law degree program, business mgt., MBA, or Finance degree programs.

     
  • NOTE:   2017 Fall Semester Scholarship applications will begin being accepted on August 15, 2017.
                
                  Deadlines for all completed applications is 10/21/17. No late packages will be considered.

     

Candidate Interviews :

 

  • Please note, any and all finalist candidates considered for the top tier ($2,000) scholarship awards will be required
    to appear before the scholarship committee for a panel interview. Interview will be held on a Saturday, prior to
    Thanksgiving in mid November. Location to be announced on this webpage.

Instructions for Scholarship Applications :

 

       

    

         Download 2017 Application here

 

Please scan and email all scholarship components together in one email to: StudentAffairs@gacfe.org  

However, official college transcripts must be unopened and mailed (not emailed) to:
 

            GACFE Scholarship Committee

          P.O. Box 40106

          Augusta, GA 30909

 

For additional information contact:

Georgia Chapter, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inc.

Attn: Bruno Pavlicek (908) 247-7002