The Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, USA

The Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship program was named after two members of the ACFE, Larry Jennings, CFE, CPA, 49; and Tracy Ritchie, CFE, CPA, 41; both of Houston, Texas. They were among five people fatally wounded when terrorists in Karachi, Pakistan, fired upon their vehicle on Nov. 14, 1997. All five people killed were employees of Houston-based Union Texas Petroleum Holdings Inc – Mr. Ritchie served as senior audit supervisor and Mr. Jennings served as audit manager for the company. They were in route to Union Texas’ Karachi office.

The mission of the ACFE Foundation is to increase the body of anti-fraud knowledge and support future anti-fraud professionals worldwide through the funding of scholarships, endowments, research, and other educational projects. The ACFE Foundation works to encourage students to pursue careers in fraud examination and provide resources for research on the detection and deterrence of fraud.

ACFE Foundation scholarships are open to U.S. and International students. The Scholarships are U.S. $1,000 and include a one-year ACFE Student Associate membership. Scholarships will be paid directly to the student’s university.

To be eligible the applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student, currently enrolled full-time (9 semester hours undergraduate; 6 semester hours post-graduate, or equivalent per term) at an accredited four-year college or university (or equivalent) with a declared major or minor in accounting, business, finance, or criminal justice.

The following persons are not eligible for the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship:

Past winners of the scholarship
Junior college, community college, and high school students (including graduating seniors)
Students who are related to any officer, director, or substantial contributor of the ACFE Foundation, or to any member of the ACFE Foundation Scholarship Committee
To be considered for the 2011-2012 scholarship award, applicant packets must be postmarked by January 21, 2011 and include all of the following items:

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Application
A copy of official transcript(s), showing all completed college or university courses
Three letters of recommendation including at least one from a Certified Fraud Examiner or a local ACFE Chapter (required for U.S. and Canadian citizens only). Additional recommendations may come from advisors, faculty members, or employers. For International students, a letter from a professor in your major discipline may substitute the CFE letter if a student is unable to make contact with a CFE or an ACFE chapter.
An original 250-500 word essay explaining why the applicant deserves the scholarship and how fraud awareness will affect his or her professional career development
2011-2012 Scholarship Schedule:
Application Deadline – January 21, 2011
Winners Announced – April 15, 2011
Scholarships Distributed – April 29, 2011

Scholarships are awarded annually on the basis of:

Overall academic achievement demonstrated by official transcripts
Three letters of recommendation
An original essay of 250-500 words
ACFE Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its programs or activities.

Questions should be addressed to:

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Scholarships Program Coordinator
The Gregor Building
716 West Avenue
Austin , TX 78701-2727
(800) 245-3321
+1 (512) 478-9000
+1 (512) 276-8187 (Fax)

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2011 Summer Research Internship, Ultrafast Optical Spectroscopy, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Ultrafast Optical Spectroscopy (or Femtosecond laser spectroscopy) is a powerful technique for obtaining information on the carrier and quasi-particle dynamics in material systems on ultrashort time scales. This is an emerging field that is full of challenges and new opportunities. Detailed knowledge of such ultrafast dynamics is essential for the development of novel materials for electronics and optoelectronics applications. We welcome applications for a Summer Research Internship at our group – xC-laboratory. Below is the project description:

Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Novel Plasmonic/Organic photovoltaic cells
In this project, we investigate the charge carrier dynamics in the novel plasmonic/organic photovoltaic cells (e.g. Au Nanowire/P3HT-PCBM organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices) using ultrafast spectroscopy (e.g. Transient Photoluminescence, Transient Absorption etc). Research based on these novel systems can provide a better understanding of the basic physics governing energy and charge transfer between the organic and Au nanowire systems that could possibly lead to enhanced power conversion efficiencies in light harvesting devices.

About the Program
The Summer Research Internship (SRI) Programme at Nanyang Technological University is a university wide Research Programme initiated to stimulate a culture of research for the overseas undergraduates. Participants for this programme will develop research interest, strong sense of cross-cultural intelligence, gain a network of friends and a better understanding of our nation. Eligible overseas undergraduate students will be given an allowance, and are expected to fulfill a 8-week research attachment comprising project work at NTU, and presentation of their research project at a closing ceremony. All participants will receive a certificate issued by NTU upon completion of the programme. An attractive SRI grant covering Tuition fees and a one-off allowance amounting up to SGD $3,000 (which will help to cover hostel fees) will be awarded to the successful applicant.

More details of the eligibility and application procedures can be found here:

Application Dateline: 31 Dec 2010

Please feel free to contact me (tzechien[at] if you require more information or advice on the application procedures, cost of living in Singapore etc.

Master & PhD Positions, Mobile Computing Lab, Chosun University, South Korea

The Mobile Computing Lab is seeking for skillful, hard working and creative candidates with good credentials to join our dynamic international team as Ph.D. or Masters Students within the area of wireless sensor networks or related fields.

Expected commencement date: March 2011

Profile of Ideal Candidates

For Ph.D. applicants: Good M.S., preferably in Computer/Communications Engineering or related areas (good B.S. for those applying for the M.S. or integrated M.S.-Ph.D. program)
Good background in wireless networks
Good programming skills
Good English language skills- written and oral
Good ability to cooperate with others in a multicultural environment
Good ability for highly motivated independent research
Application Procedure
Interested applicants should send the following to Prof. Sangman Moh at smmoh[at], by Friday, November 19, 2010 Korean time (GMT + 9):

Study plan (clearly stating the research topics you are interested in. We would like to know your research interests and their relation to those of our Lab)
Academic transcripts
Brief summary of most recent thesis and the status (e.g., accepted, in progress, submitted, etc.)
CV (to include names, date of birth, nationality, gender, contact details, education, work experience, publications, and TOEFL/IELTS score if English is not your mother tongue)
Only electronic applications are accepted. Items (1), (2) and (3) should be merged as one PDF file with the name Familyname_Firstname_MobicomLab_App2010.pdf. Item (4) should be saved as a PDF with the name Familyname_Firstname_CV.pdf. Both PDF files must be sent by the stated date and should have “2010 Application for Graduate Research Scholarship at the MobicomLab” as the e-mail subject.

For any further questions about the positions, please contact:

Prof. Sangman Moh (email: smmoh[at]

2011 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Scholarship, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

The 2011 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) scholarship application is now available. GMS will select 1,000 talented students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.

Our program is more than a scholarship—it’s an opportunity to change your life! Putting in the effort now to apply can be a worthwhile experience for super special students like you! Just ask Deonte Bridges how much the GMS scholarship means to him.

Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:

Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American
Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States
Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED
Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited college or university in the fall of 2011 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student (with the exception of students pursuing a high school diploma while concurrently enrolled). First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients.
Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities
Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria
Have completed and submitted all three required forms: the student’s application (Nominee Personal Information Form), an evaluation of the student’s academic record (Nominator Form) and an evaluation of the student’s community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form) by the deadline
The deadline for all submission is January 10, 2011 at 11:59p.m. EST. We look forward to reviewing your application soon.

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by:

Reducing financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need;
Increasing the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented;
Developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees; and
Providing seamless support from undergraduate through doctoral programs, for students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars entering target disciplines.
The GMS Scholarship Award Provides:

Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid;
Renewable awards for Gates Millennium Scholars maintaining satisfactory academic progress;
Graduate school funding for continuing Gates Millennium Scholars in the areas of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science;
Leadership development programs with distinctive personal, academic and professional growth opportunities.
Program Accomplishment:

Funded more than 13,000 Gates Millennium Scholars since the inception of the program
Obtained a 79.9% graduation rate in five years*
Supported Gates Millennium Scholars enrolled in more than 1,500 colleges and universities
Supported Gates Millennium Scholars representing 50 states and five outlying areas
Graduated over 5,000 Gates Millennium Scholars since the program’s inception
Five year retention rate of 87.7%*
*Reflects cohorts 1 through 4


UNCF—the United Negro College Fund—administers the Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS). To reach, coordinate and support the constituent groups, UNCF has partnered with the American Indian Graduate Center Scholars, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund to assist in implementing the program.

The GMS Advisory Council has seven members: six members from higher education and one member representing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Advisory Council members include:

Dr. Gilberto Cárdenas, Assistant Provost, Institute of Latino Studies at University of Notre Dame
Dr. David Chang, former Chancellor, Polytechnic University
Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, Financial Aid Service, Syracuse University
Dr. Shaun R. Harper, Assistant Professor, Higher Education Management, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
Carmen D. Lopez, Executive Director, College Horizons Inc.
Dr. Raymund Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Margaret Daniels Tyler, Senior Program Officer, Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The GMS program is more than just a scholarship. The GMS program offers Gates Millennium Scholars with ACademic Empowerment (ACE) services to encourage academic excellence; mentoring services for academic and personal development; and an online resource center that provides internship, fellowship and scholarship information.

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