Quarterly Focus Scholarships- Agents of Resiliency

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In the face of turmoil, fincrime professionals around the world have stepped forward to help their programs navigate uncertainty and adapt to a strange new world. ACFCS wants to recognize and reward the efforts of these individuals through its “Agents of Resiliency” scholarship program.

ACFCS is offering twenty (20) complimentary CFCS certification packages to individuals in financial crime prevention roles who have helped build resilient programs in compliance, investigations and enforcement. The package includes registration for the CFCS exam, all prep materials, and one year of ACFCS membership, all free of charge.

Some examples of building resiliency could include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Adapting your program’s red flags and monitoring rules to capture new behavior and criminal trends during the pandemic
  • Investigating and detecting fraud tied to COVID-19 scams, either in the private sector or law enforcement
  • Building out your organization’s cybersecurity capacity to be ready for the shift to work-from-home
  • Helping your staff stay trained and up-to-date on the latest in fincrime compliance even when the normal working conditions are upended

Anyone is welcome to apply, but please be prepared to submit a short statement explaining how you have helped your organization adapt and stay strong against financial crime amid the changes brought by the pandemic. Preference will be given to those in the public sector (government and law enforcement) and those new to their career, under three years’ experience.

Recipients will be notified on or before Monday, May 11th and announced publicly later that week.