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Maryland Chapter 21 of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Maryland Chapter ACFE Scholarship

At times the Maryland Chapter offers up to two scholarships for eligible members who wish to take the ACFE test and attain their CFE designation.  If a scholarship will be provided during the year it will be announced on our web site. In years past, the following were the requirements for eligibility and the process involved.

Basic Eligibility:

  • Must be an Associate Member with the National ACFE organization
  • Must be a member of Maryland Chapter #21 ACFE, in good standing (paid up dues and at least 1 meeting attendance), for one year.

Candidate Process:

  • Submit your application and your current resume/curriculum vitae.
  • Attach a short essay (one page or less) on why you should be considered for the Scholarship.
  • Attach two letters of reference from CFE’s who are Chapter Members in good standing.
  • Certify (one or two sentence word doc) that you are an Associate Member ACFE in good standing (paid up dues) with the National Association.
  • Certify (one or two sentence word doc) that you have been a member of the Maryland Chapter for at least one year prior to your application.
  • Must sign a Contract of Agreement with the Maryland Chapter stating that you agree to complete the Scholarship Study Guide and successfully pass the CFE exam within one year of receipt of materials or forfeit the scholarship and reimburse the Chapter the cost of the ACFE Exam Prep package. Awardee will have to submit a valid personal credit card account number on the contract.

Example of a previous Time Line

  • Application period opened January 1
  • Application period closed August 31
  • Notification of award by October 31,
  • Public announcement of awardees will be made at the Chapter meeting November..


Eligibility for scholarships is governed by state and federal ethics requirements. All applications and required documents are to be submitted to the Scholarship Chairperson: MDACFE@gmail.com.

All application packages are good for one year only. If previous applicants were not selected in a given year, an entire new application package needs to be resubmitted for the next year, if so desired.

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