To encourage students to remain in school for the fifth year required to obtain a CPA license, a fifth-year Clay Ford Scholarship Program has been established, setting aside $200,000 per year in scholarships. If requirements are met and money is available, applicants may be eligible for scholarships up to $6,000 per semester, which are awarded for a maximum of two semesters.

Eligibility

  • Financial need (as calculated through completion of FAFSA application) Financial Aid Form
  • Ethnicity, gender or racial minority status pursuant to section 288.703(4) F.S.
  • Scholastic ability and performance (including the intention of sitting for the CPA exam) Registrar’s Form
  • Completion of 120 credit hours from an accredited institution in Florida
  • Florida residency

For more information about the scholarship, please read the Instructions for the Clay Ford Scholarship Application.

Complete applications must be received by June 1st. We offer three options to submit your scholarship application form.

Mail applications to the following address:

Florida Board of Accountancy
Clay Ford Scholarship Program Application
240 NW 76th Drive, Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32607

Fax applications to the following address:

Florida Board of Accountancy
Clay Ford Scholarship Application
Fax: (352) 333-2508

Email applications to the following address:

CPA.Applications@myfloridalicense.com
The subject should be: Clay Ford Scholarship Program Application.
*Make sure all required documents are attached to the email.

**APPLY EARLY TO ENSURE YOUR APPLICATION IS COMPLETE BY JUNE 1ST**

Applying early will allow time for staff to review your application and notify you of any missing information required to complete your application by the deadline. Incomplete applications may not be accepted.

To speak to someone regarding the scholarship call (352) 333-2505.

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Veloria A. Kelly, Director

Division of Certified Public Accounting
240 NW 76th Drive, Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32607

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 352.333.2508