Accounting Student Receives Prestigious National Scholarship
Amanda Powell, an accounting student, has been awarded a prestigious Ritchie-Jennings Memorial scholarship for $5,000 from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). These scholarships are based on overall academic achievements, an essay and three letters of recommendation.
Only 30 U.S. and international student scholarships are awarded each year; one $10,000, two $5,000, and 23 $1,000. The $5,000 scholarship is the highest amount any Montana State University (MSU) College of Business (CoB) student has ever received.
Four students from the CoB had previously received $1,000 Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarships: Jennifer Hill (2002-2003), Erin Mohr (2003-2004), Joey Ottoy (2008-2009), and Sophie Mumford (2010-2011). Molly Zander received a $2,500 scholarship for 2012-2013.
The ACFE is an anti-fraud organization working to reduce business fraud worldwide and inspire public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the anti-fraud profession. They support the education of students worldwide enrolled in accounting, business, finance and criminal justice who wish to pursue a career in fraud examination or a similar anti-fraud profession. For more information, go to www.acfe.com.
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