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FICPA Educational Foundation Scholarships

The FICPA Educational Foundation will be providing applications for Educational Foundation scholarships to be awarded for the fall 2015 semester in January 2015. To be eligible for these scholarships, a student must be a full-time or part-time (minimum of six (6) credit hours), 4th or 5th year accounting major at one of the colleges or universities listed below and must meet all other criteria accompanying the application. More specific criteria will be available under Applications and Criteria in early January.

  • Barry University
  • Bethune Cookman University
  • Flagler College – Tallahassee
  • Florida A & M University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Southern College – Lakeland
  • Florida State University – Panama City
  • Florida State University – Tallahassee
  • Jacksonville University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • St. Leo University
  • St. Thomas University
  • Stetson University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami
  • University of North Florida
  • University of South Florida – Sarasota/Manatee
  • University of South Florida – St. Petersburg
  • University of South Florida – Tampa
  • University of Tampa
  • University of West Florida

In January 2015, students should contact the Accounting Scholarship Chairman at their school for an application and to receive further details. If you are not sure who to contact, please call or e-mail Betsy Wilson at (850) 224-2727, ext. 0, or wilsonb@ficpa.org.

Students must submit a completed application along with a complete, official transcript of all undergraduate courses to the Accounting Scholarship Chairman who, along with other accounting faculty, will review the application. If the application is selected, it will be forwarded to the FICPA Educational Foundation on behalf of the applicant. The deadline for applications to be received by the Foundation is April 15, 2015, so contact your chairman in January for 2015 their deadlines!


James Wilcox African-American 5th Year Scholarship

In honor of James Wilcox, CPA, the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation through the FICPA Educational Foundation is offering seniors currently holding a James Wilcox African-American Undergraduate (JWAAU) Scholarship the opportunity to continue their accounting education by receiving a $5,000/year scholarship to accredited Florida colleges and universities.

African- American 4th year accounting students who are currently holding a JWAAU Scholarship and will be enrolled as full-time students in the 2015-2016 academic year, beginning with the fall 2015 semester, will receive notice to check the criteria regarding eligibility and to apply if they are eligible.  Applications will be available online.  More specific criteria will be available under Applications and Criteria later this year.

Students must submit a completed application along with an up-to-date resume, official transcripts of all undergraduate/graduate work to the Accounting Scholarship Chairman at their school who, along with other accounting faculty, will review the application. If the application is selected, it will be forwarded to the FICPA Educational Foundation with a letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant. The deadline for applications to be received by the Foundation is April 15, 2015.  This deadline is firm so contact your chairman in January 2015 for their deadlines!


Walter A. Friedly Memorial Scholarships

The Walter A. Friedly Memorial Scholarship Fund established through the Community Foundation of Broward may designate several $2,000 scholarships for the 2015 fall semester.  To be eligible, a student must be a full-time or part-time (minimum of six (6) credit hours), 4th or 5th year accounting major at one of the universities listed below and be a resident of Broward County.  In addition, the student must demonstrate financial need as determined by the University’s Office of Financial Aid.

  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida State University
  • University of Florida

More specific criteria will be available under Applications and Criteria in early January.

In January 2015, students should contact the Accounting Scholarship Chairman at their school for an application and to receive further details. If you are not sure who to contact, please call or e-mail Betsy Wilson at (850) 224-2727, ext. 0, or wilsonb@ficpa.org.

Students must submit a completed application along with a complete, official transcript and a Determination of Financial Need to the Accounting Scholarship Chairman who, along with other accounting faculty, will review the application. If the application is selected, it will be forwarded to the FICPA Educational Foundation on behalf of the applicant. The deadline for applications to be received by the Foundation is April 15, 2015, so contact your chairman in January 2015 for their deadlines!