Martin Grieves Memorial Scholarship



The UK Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) has a scholarship programme for final year undergraduate students who wish to pursue careers in fraud examination or other fraud prevention fields.

Martin Grieves served with distinction in the Metropolitan Police Service from 1962 and rose to the rank of Detective Superintendent in the Company Fraud Department. He retired from the police in 1996 and joined the Serious Fraud Office as a Principal Financial which he left in 2001 to take on the role of the Money Laundering Reporting Officer for Citibank before starting his own consultancy, Risk Resolution International.

Martin took a keen interest in the fight against financial crime and was highly respected for his loyal, honourable and dedicated approach. Martin was actively involved in the UK Chapter of the ACFE for many years.

Martin boarded a Bellview Airlines Flight 210 from Lagos to the Nigerian capital Abuja on Saturday 22 October 2005 en-route to Abuja to run a Fraud Training Course for the Nigerian Authorities. Sadly the plane crashed a few minutes after take-off, 30 km north of Lagos from which there were no survivors.

As an internationally recognised Fraud and Anti Money Laundering consultant, Martin actively developed training courses in white collar crime, advanced interview techniques and hostage negotiation, as well as carrying out enhanced due diligence for leading companies worldwide. During his career, he took a leading role in white collar crime projects for the OECD, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, US Drugs Enforcement Agency, Society for Advanced Legal Studies, Metropolitan Police Force Intelligence System and European Union.

Martin was elected the founder chairman of the International Pen and Sword Association, the Association of former fraud squad officers worldwide. He lectured regularly at the International Symposium on Economic Crime and at the International Financial Fraud Convention, and was well known on the Fraud and Crime conference circuit.

A keen sportsman and a qualified private pilot, he was an Honorary life member of the Metropolitan Police Fencing Club and a member of the Metropolitan Police Ski Club Committee. Martin became an International Judge for Modern Pentathlon, qualified to Olympic Standard. He was Director of the First Ladies Modern Pentathlon World Championships and other international events including co-ordination and security of Royal visits and international media liaison. Martin was a man with a very deep love for his family, a remarkable individual, who always made himself available to colleagues in need and would personally nurture and develop junior investigators and support staff entering the Fraud profession, it is therefore fitting that we encapsulate his qualities and memory in this award.


MARTIN GRIEVES AWARD 2017 Scholarship. This Scholarship for £9000 has been awarded. The Scholarship programme for 2018 is being reviewed by the ACFE UK Board. This page will be updated after their deliberations on the 31st January 2018.

This application must be submitted before the deadline date of midnight on Sunday 30th April 2017.

The successful candidate will be required to furnish documentary evidence of identity and educational qualifications before any award may be made.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in the final year of a full time degree-level course with a recognised University or College in an appropriate subject.

Please highlight briefly any award, accomplishments, experience or recognition of achievements you have received and how they may relate to the anti-fraud industry and your future goals.

Please briefly provide a brief description as to any participation in community or charitable activities you have had, and any membership of local or national organisations.

Please record a brief video clip of yourself and attach it [to this application]. The video should be between 3 and 5 minutes in length, and should consist of the applicant discussing the subject, “Fraud. What it means to me”   As part of this video, please explain the path you intend to take after graduation.

Applications received without this attachment will not be considered.


Important – Applicants must consent to the ACFE using or reusing the media clip on the UK Chapter website and waive any intellectual rights to its content.

Please supply details of two persons who are willing to provide a reference for you. One should be from an individual who can comment upon your academic capabilities and your aptitude and attitude towards study. The second should be from someone who can comment upon your honesty, integrity and personal attributes. Please indicate whether your referees are themselves members of the ACFE.

Please ensure that the nominated referees are aware that they may receive a request from the ACFE UK Chapter to provide their information by email and that they are willing to do so.



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