Division of Certified Public Accounting
CLAY FORD SCHOLARSHIP
To encourage students to remain in school for the fifth year required to obtain a CPA license, a fifth-year minority scholarship program has been established, setting aside $200,000 per year in scholarships. Eligibility criteria for receipt of a scholarship includes at a minimum:
- Financial need
- Ethnicity, gender or racial minority status pursuant to section 288.703(3) F.S.
- Scholastic ability and performance (including the intention of sitting for the CPA exam)
- Completion of 120 credit hours from an accredited institution in Florida
If requirements are met and money is available, applicants may be eligible for scholarships from $3,000 to $6,000 per semester, which are awarded for a maximum of two semesters. An application may be downloaded by clicking here or by writing the Florida Board of Accountancy. Complete applications must be received by June 1st. Send all applications to the following address:
Florida Board of Accountancy
Clay Ford Scholarship Application
240 NW 76th Drive, Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32607
Fax: (352) 333-2508.
You may email your complete application to: CPA.Applications@dbpr.state.fl.us
The subject should be: Minority Scholarship Application. Make sure all required documents are attached to the email.
**APPLY EARLY TO ENSURE YOUR APPLICATION IS COMPLETE BY JUNE 1ST.**
If you apply early this will allow time for staff to review your application and notify you of any missing information to complete your application by the deadline. Incomplete applications may not be accepted.
To speak to someone regarding the scholarship call (352) 333-2505.