Ready to showcase your talents, make your chapter proud, or highlight an exceptional achiever? You’re in the right place. 

Competitions and awards are listed by deadline date.

Fall and Spring Semesters

Beta Alpha Psi DEI/AICPA Scholarship Award
The AICPA Foundation is funding a grant to help Beta Alpha Psi broaden our membership inclusion of underrepresented minority students and also offer these students the opportunity to engage and network with other Beta Alpha Psi students at our Mid-Year and Annual Meetings.

January

Outstanding Dean Award
Beta Alpha Psi takes pride in acknowledging the steadfast support provided by deans to their respective chapters. The Outstanding Dean Award is an annual tribute to these leaders who play a pivotal role in shaping the path of our organization. Nominations, based on chapter officers' and faculty advisors' interactions, make this recognition possible. 

April

Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, sponsored by RSM LLP
Presented up to four 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.

Beta Alpha Psi Inclusive Leadership Award - Round Two Final Submission, 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. 

May

Medal of Inspiration Award, sponsored by the AICPA & CIMA
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. 

Project Run With It, sponsored by Moss Adams
Project Run With It (PRWI) which originated in 2008, is a unique competition designed to further the community service component of Beta Alpha Psi and provides student members with an opportunity to engage in a real-world consulting project. 

Platinum Challenge Competition, sponsored by the KPMG Foundation
Beta Alpha Psi recognizes that many chapters often go above and beyond what is required to become a top performing chapter. In an effort to reward these chapters, the KPMG Foundation sponsors the KPMG Gold Challenge Competition which has been renamed in 2023-2024 to the Platinum Challenge. The competition lets 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 Beta Alpha Psi organization

VITA, sponsored by IRS
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. 

Alumni Advocate or Mid Year Representative
As an Alumni Advocate or Mid Year Representative, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Beta Alpha Psi. These positions are not only an opportunity to serve, but also an investment in your personal and professional development. 

June

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 Annual Meeting have the opportunity to receive a travel stipend from Beta Alpha Psi. 

December

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.

Beta Alpha Psi Inclusive Leadership Award (Round 1 Submission) 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. 


Hear what our Professional Partners think about BAP!

RSM is a proud partner of Beta Alpha Psi and sponsor of the annual RSM BAP Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award! We’re fortunate to partner with terrific faculty to help develop the next generation of leaders in the accounting and financial information industries!

Matt Kessler
RSM