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 support and foster success for current and future CPAs.
Our vision is to attract
talent and cultivate the accounting profession in Florida.
Leighann's story is one of many that illustrates the mission
and importance of the Foundation.
Our Core Values
Provide financial scholarships to students to reduce the burden of entry into the CPA profession.
Empower career advancement opportunities for current CPAs.
Encourage, support, and promote diversity to create a more inclusive profession.
Provide a bridge between students, academia, and the business community.
Assist to develop students and young CPAs as future leaders of the community and serve others.