As a member of Beta Alpha Psi, excellence and achievement are in your blood.
Ready to prove yourself?
Want to make your chapter proud?
Know someone who needs to be recognized for being a rock star?
You’re in the right place. 

Below is a description of each competition and award organized by the deadline month. For more information, please visit the competition or award page.

 

December:

  • Beta Alpha Psi Ethics Award [sponsored by Grant Thornton]
    • The Ethics Award seeks to encourage the members of Beta Alpha Psi and their communities to develop a solid ethical foundation and to empower them to act on these principles no matter the situation faced. Grant Thornton is proud to sponsor the Beta Alpha Psi Ethics award with up to $20,000 awarded annually.
    • For more information about this competition, click here.
  • Beta Alpha Psi Inclusive Leadership Award [sponsored by EY]
    • Chapters submit a written proposal outlining why developing inclusive leaders is important to the chapter in preparing them for the global workforce.  Also, chapters provide a detailed strategy outlining how they will enhance diversity and provide opportunities for members to think, learn and act inclusively and include a detailed action plan defining project objectives, desired outcomes and how funds would be spent.
    • For more information about this competition, click here.

 

January:

  • Business Information Professional of the Year (BIPOY) [sponsored by IMA]
    • Beta Alpha Psi annually presents the Business Information Professional of the Year (BIPOY) award to one professional in each of the following segments: education; industry & government; and professional services. Beta Alpha Psi chapters provide the nominations for this award to honor their own outstanding alumni members or honorary members. Award winners are recognized at the Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting.
    • For more information about this award, click here.
  • Outstanding Dean [sponsored by Beta Alpha Psi]
    • Beta Alpha Psi annually presents the Outstanding Dean Award in recognition of the support dean’s give to their university’s Beta Alpha Psi Chapter.  Beta Alpha Psi chapter officers and faculty advisors provide the nominations for this award based on interactions with their nominee.
    • For more information about this award, click here.
  • Best Practices [sponsored by Deloitte]
    • Best practices are activities created and completed by a chapter to further specific goals identified by the board of directors of Beta Alpha Psi and by Deloitte LLP (Deloitte). These activities exemplify the spirit and purpose of Beta Alpha Psi and, if applicable, allow other chapters to emulate those activities.
    • For more information about the competition, click here.

April:

  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor [sponsored by RSM LLP]
    • The Outstanding Faculty Advisor award presented up to five faculty advisors who go above and beyond the requirements of a faculty advisor. Not only are the recipients of the Outstanding Faculty Advisor award recognized in front of their chapter and their peers, but they also receive a plaque and a $5,000 cash award in recognition of their achievements.
    • For more information about this award, click here.

May:

  • Project Run With It (PRWI) [sponsored by Moss Adams LLP]
    • Project Run With It furthers the community service component of Beta Alpha Psi and provides members/candidates with an opportunity to engage in a real-world consulting project.
    • For more information about this competition, click here.
  • Medal of Inspiration Award [sponsored by the AICPA]
    • Beta Alpha Psi students are already “good” students. They have strong GPAs, they contribute to their communities through service, and demonstrate a commitment to professional ideals and ethics. We want to encourage them to go the next level and strive to be “great.” An integral part of this encouragement is for students to hear life stories of other students who have been particularly inspirational.
    • For more information about this award, click here.
  • Gold Challenge Competition [sponsored by KPMG]
    • Beta Alpha Psi recognizes that many chapters often go above and beyond what is required to become a Superior Chapter. In an effort to reward these chapters, the KPMG Foundation sponsors the KPMG Gold Challenge Competition. The competition lets BAP students put their multimedia skills to use by creating a 5-minute video that explains and/or demonstrates why their chapter deserves the award or why a top student would want to become part of the BAP organization. 
    • For more information about this competition, click here.
  • Dean's List (or Equivalent) Award
    • Beta Alpha Psi students who have qualified for their school’s Dean’s List (or equivalent) and cannot afford to attend the 2022 Annual Meeting have the opportunity to receive a travel stipend from Beta Alpha Psi.
    • For more information about this award, click here.
  • VITA [sponsored by VITA]
    • The VITA Program is an excellent opportunity for Beta Alpha Psi chapters to gain exposure on campus and in the community.  As an added benefit, chapter members that volunteer gain valuable practical experience in income tax preparation which is a life skill.  There are several ways to offer the Program and remain social distanced. See Process section below.
    • For more information, click here.

 


Hear what our Professional Partners think about BAP!

WSCPA values our fellow membership organization for their key contributions and commitment to the accounting and finance professions. From community service projects and hours that aid their communities through initiatives like VITA, partner volunteer days, student peer tutoring, or financial education they demonstrate their commitment to advancing students, building networks and serving the community. All of these demonstrate the professionalism and inherent traits we see in our CPA community. Thanks for building the next generation of professional leadership!

Monette Anderson
Washington Society of CPAs