Leighann's story is one of many that illustrates the mission and importance of the Foundation.
2019 marked the FICPA Scholarship Foundation’s 60th year of service to the accounting profession. Originally, it was founded in July 1959 as the R. Warner Ring Educational Foundation as a memorial to Mr. Ring, a former FICPA President, who was killed in an automobile accident with his family. In 2017, the Foundation changed its name to the FICPA Scholarship Foundation. The general objectives and purposes of the corporation were planning, motivating, encouraging, and subsidizing educational programs that enhance the abilities of current accounting professionals and qualified accounting students throughout Florida. Criteria for these awards are established by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Since its founding in 1959, the Foundation has distributed over $4,000,000 to colleges and accounting students around the state.
Our mission is to provide scholarships to accounting students in the state of Florida.
Our vision is to be the leading organization that provides scholarships to accounting students in the state of Florida.
Our Core Values
Providing Foundation scholarships annually to fourth- and fifth-year accounting majors enrolled in Florida colleges and universities. The Foundation has distributed more than$4 million to colleges and accounting students in the state of Florida. The Foundation scholarships assist students to pursue their degrees at any college or university in the state with an accredited accounting program.
The future of the certified public accounting profession is vitally important. The financial burden of a college education can be a deterrent to attainment of a five-year degree required for licensure. The Foundation provides scholarships to help offset the ever-increasing educational costs for accounting students at Florida’s colleges and universities.
Developing the future leaders of the accounting profession to excel not only in professional roles but to serve as leaders in the community and to serve others.
Providing opportunities for CPAs and accounting professionals to engage and support the Foundation’s scholarship programs and be an active participant in the process.
Addressing the value of diversity within accounting programs by providing scholarships directed to that objective.