Each year the Austin ACFE (chapter #1) awards academic scholarships on the basis of academic achievement, letters of recommendation, and essay quality.  Checks for scholarship awards are mailed directly to the recipient's university, made payable to the university for the benefit of the student.  Awards typically are $2,000 each; the total number awarded depends on the number of qualified applicants.  DUE DATE & TIME for all materials is: 12/15/2019 at 11:59 pm.  Questions about the application should be sent via email to:  eanker@phillipsanker.com

QUALIFICATIONS:  To be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must meet all the following:
1) Have at least two additional semesters prior to degree completion, with summer school counting as one semester.  If completing an undergraduate degree in one semester and enrolling in a master's program in the following semester, proof of admission to the graduate program is required.
2) Undergraduate or graduate status & enrolled in a college or university that is accredited by a nationally-recognized accrediting body.
3) Provide all required materials not later than the due date & time specified.
    a) This survey completed
    b) Two letters of recommendation (completed online by recommenders via link below); one must be from a Certified Fraud Examiner
    c) Transcripts from all colleges attended; unofficial are acceptable (but official may be requested at a later date).  Must be submitted as a PDF file via email to:   eanker@phillipsanker.com
    d) Short essay (not more than 2 pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. font) that describes why & how you became interested in the field of fraud examination.  Essay must be submitted as a Word file via email to:  eanker@phillipsanker.com  SUBMIT YOUR ESSAY FILE TOGETHER WITH THE PDF FILE OF TRANSCRIPT IN THE SAME EMAIL.  SUBJECT MUST BE:  Austin ACFE Scholarship Documents
4) Two Recommendations (1 from a CFE):  Provide link via your own email message to the individuals who will write recommendations so that they can be completed online.  Give those individuals ample time to complete the online recommendation.  The link for recommenders is:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XK5HV5P
5) Failure to follow all instructions and meet all requirements may result in applicant being disqualified.


INSTRUCTIONS:  Answer all of the following questions in this survey.  Failure to do so may disqualify applicant.  Asterisks * denote questions that require an answer.

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* 1. Applicant Name and Permanent Address:

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* 2. Applicant College/Temporary Address:

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* 3. Current College/University (for Bachelor's) & Mailing Address:

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* 4. Previous College/University (if applicable) & Mailing Address:

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* 5. FUTURE College/University (for Master's, if applicable) & Mailing Address:

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* 6. Recommendation #1 will be provided by the following person.  If a CFE, put those letters after their name.  NOTE:  You are agreeing that information provided by this person to the Austin ACFE will remain confidential and will not be shared with you and you authorize this person to identify you to the ACFE by your name and last 4 digits of your university student ID #.  Be certain to provide those 4 digits to your recommenders when you contact them.

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* 7. Recommendation #2 will be provided by the following person.  If a CFE, put those letters after their name.  NOTE: You are agreeing that information provided by this person to the Austin ACFE will remain confidential and will not be shared with you and you authorize this person to identify you to the ACFE by your name and last 4 digits of your university student ID #.

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* 8. Overall GPA at current College/University (must be numerical & indicate scale, such as 3.7 on a 4.0 scale):

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* 9. MAJOR GPA at current College/University (must be numerical & indicate scale, such as 3.5 on a 4.0 scale):

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* 10. Planned graduation date for bachelor's degree (month & year):

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* 11. Planned graduation date for MASTER's degree (month & year):

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* 12. Undergraduate major (if double-major, indicate that):

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* 13. Master's degree major:

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* 14. Briefly describe why you chose your major field of study.

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* 15. What would a professor say about your character and work ethic?

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* 16. How would a student peer describe you?

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* 17. How would a friend describe you?

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* 18. During your college years, in what extra-curricular, community, or charitable activities have you participated and in what capacity (such as member, officer, etc.)?

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* 19. Briefly describe what you see as your post-graduation short-term career path.

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* 20. Briefly describe what you see as your post-graduation LONG-term career path.

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* 21. What are your three primary strengths? (not necessarily in a particular order)

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* 22. What are three areas in which you want to improve? (not necessarily in a particular order)

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* 23. Provide any other background information or explanation(s) for previous answers that you believe are needed.

Be certain to submit your completed survey.  After being submitted, it cannot be edited.  NOTE:  By submitting this survey you are agreeing to all terms & conditions associated with the application.  Thank you very much for your interest in the Austin ACFE scholarship program!

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