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The FICPA Scholarship Foundation is a charitable nonprofit organization that works to ensure the integrity and success of the accounting profession in Florida. Established in 1959, FICPA raises scholarship funds for Florida fourth and fifth-year accounting students.

FICPA has provided more than $3 million in scholarships and education programs to support Florida accounting students. Through the generous donations of FICPA members, the Foundation continues to provide more than $200,000 a year in scholarships to assist Florida’s future CPA leaders.

Last year, FICPA Scholarship Foundation awarded more than $150,000 to deserving accounting students. Each of our fundraising events is a fun way for you to contribute to a worthy cause!

28th Annual 1040K Run


Image: FICPA Educational Foundation Annual 1040K RunSaturday, April 22, 2017
Coconut Grove, Fla.

Since 1989, the FICPA Scholarship Foundation has hosted a 5K/10K race in South Florida. The 2017 event will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2016. The FICPA Scholarship Foundation will host the 1040K, in Coconut Grove, Fla.

The annual event has tremendous local support and has become a great experience for families and co-workers to get together for fun and exercise while contributing to a very worthwhile scholarship fund. It is important to continue this great support and we hope you join us again for our Silver Anniversary race!

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Learn@Sea Cruise


Friday, April 28, 2017 - Monday, May 1, 2017
Royal Caribbean Cruises International, Cape Canaveral

Looking to get the family together? The FICPA Sailfish Chapter’s 3rd Annual Learn@Sea Cruise sets sail from April 28 through May 1, 2017. Earn up to 6 CPE credit hours as we travel between Port Canaveral, Nassau and Coco Cay aboard the Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas. Have a great time and benefit the future of our profession – proceeds benefit the FICPA Scholarship Foundation!

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FICPA Scholarship Foundation Suncoast Scramble


Image: FICPA Educational Foundation Suncoast Scramble Golf TournamentFriday, May 5, 2017
East Lake Woodlands Country Club
Oldsmar, Fla.

The FICPA Scholarship Foundation Suncoast Scramble raises scholarship funds for Florida fourth and fifth-year accounting students. With the help of our sponsors, the Suncoast Scramble has a goal of raising $20,000 to provide deserving accounting students with scholarships.

The Suncoast Scramble takes place at East Lake Woodlands Country Club in Oldsmar. The Suncoast Scramble combines the effort and support from our sponsors, the FICPA Suncoast Chapter, the Board of Trustees of the FICPA Scholarship Foundation and other local chapter officers and leaders.

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The 9th Annual Ocean Reef Family Retreat


July 27 to July. 30, 2017
Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo

Our Ocean Reef Retreat is a casual event with a golf tournament, cocktail parties and a moonlight beach luau. It's all designed to promote the CPA profession, increase awareness and support of the FICPA Scholarship Foundation, and encourage attendees and their families to get to know each other.

Sponsor or join us at this great event to benefit the FICPA Scholarship Foundation! You can also become a player or become asponsor of the golf tournament.

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Ocean Reef Golf Tournament


July 28, 2017
Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo

The tournament format will be an 18-hole, four person golf scramble – each player hits a shot and the best shot is selected each time until the ball is holed. This allows for golfers of all skill levels to enjoy this beautiful golf course.

You can become a player or become asponsor of the golf tournament.

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Jeans for Scholarships


Image: Jeans for ScholarshipsFriday, May 19, 2017 and Friday, October 20, 2017
Florida Accounting Firms and Accounting Professionals

Florida accounting firms can promote “Jeans for Scholarships” and schedule a casual jeans day. Suggested contributions to the scholarship fund are $5 and $10 for individuals and can be matched by the organization, institution or firm. Proceeds go to the FICPA Scholarship Foundation to help provide scholarships to deserving accounting students. Firms that become official "Scholarship Wranglers" are listed as official sponsors on the FICPA website.

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