Richard Podlesak Memorial Scholarship

2017 Richard Podlesak Memorial Scholarship Requirements

The Heartland Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is an organization of professionals committed to detecting, deterring, and preventing fraud and white-collar crime. The Richard Podlesak Memorial Scholarship competition is open to full-time undergraduate students (at least 12 hours per semester, or equivalent on a quarterly or otherwise basis) or part-time graduate students (at least 3 hours per semester) in an accredited college or university (community colleges included) and must have a major in accounting, business, criminal justice, or similar field of study as determined by the scholarship committee.

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A $1,000 Scholarship(s) will be awarded on the basis of:

1)     Academic achievement demonstrated by official transcripts;
2)     Three letters of recommendation (One must be from a Certified Fraud Examiner or member of the Heartland Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner, Inc. and the others may be from faculty members, academic advisors, or work supervisors.); and
3)     A brief essay explaining why the applicant deserves the scholarship and how fraud awareness will enhance their professional career.

An application must include:

1)     Completed application form. These are available from your college’s academic department or the website for the Heartland Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examinersat www.Heartlandacfe.com;
2)     Official transcript(s) from all college(s) or university(s) attended;
3)     Three letters of recommendation as indicated above; and
4)     The brief essay as indicated above.

Contact the Heartland Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners or person listed below to receive the names of a potential chapter member(s) for a sponsor. The applicant is responsible for meeting with the chapter member or attending a chapter meeting for a possible recommendation.

Applications and all scholarship components must be submitted within one envelope and postmarked by June 30, 2017. The award(s) is slated to be announced at the Heartland Chapter ACFE meeting on September 13, 2017.

Applications and additional questions should be addressed to:

Heartland Chapter, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Attn: Scholarships Program Coordinator, Monica Joiner, CFE
PO Box 460726
Papillion, NE 68046-0726

scholarships@heartlandacfe.com