Five John Jay College students were honored by the New York Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners as winners of an essay contest on the topic of “Protecting Domestic and International Markets.”

The awards were presented during an all-day NYCFE conference held June 14 at John Jay and facilitated by Professor Randall LaSalle, coordinator of the economic major’s specialization in forensic financial analysis for the department.

The winners, who have all expressed an interest in fraud examination as an academic or professional pursuit, were undergraduate economics majors Simon Bojovic, Andrea Ciotti, Vitali Kremez and Sabrina Pestel, and MPA graduate student Mayuri Saxena.

Bojovic is awaiting appointment to the New York City Polic Department and plans to go to law school, John Jay Pinkerton Community Fellow Pestel is interested in ecological awareness issues, and Saxena would like a career as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department.

The NYCFE John Jay Scholarship Program presents up to five scholarships to be used to purchase the 2013 CFE Exam Prep Toolkit, U.S. Edition.

Scholarship candidates must be undergraduates specializing in forensic financial analysis or who have a demonstrated interest in becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner, or graduate students majoring in public administration – inspection and oversight, or with an interest in becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner.