BAP DEI/AICPA Scholarship

Update - 2022-2023 Membership Grants Still Available

Overview

 We have over 300 chapters in the US and service many communities. In an effort to expand our representation in these communities, the AICPA Foundation has approved BAP for a grant to help us to broaden our membership inclusion of underrepresented minority students and also offer these students the opportunity to engage and network with other BAP students at our 2022 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. 

Prize/Award

For the 2022-2023 year, BAP is pleased to announce funding (as available) that will help reduce one of the potential barriers to membership (the one time $75 membership fee requirement) for students who meet the criteria below.

Eligibility Criteria

The Faculty Advisor or Co-Advisor will identify and nominate eligible students from their chapter to receive the grants (up to 10 students per chapter).

Eligible students:

  1. Are members of underrepresented racial or ethnic groups
  2. Attend a university in the US with a petitioning or active chapter of BAP
  3. Are eligible to become a member of BAP:
    1. Membership requirements that include:
      1. Majoring in accounting, finance, business analytics or information systems
      2. Obtained an overall GPA of 3.0

If the student does not meet the above membership requirements, they will not be considered for this membership grant.

The Executive Office is still accepting applications. (Once we have reached the limit of 200 scholarships, the link to the online form will be closed.)

Application Process

It is intended that any qualified student will complete the nomination form here. The form cannot be saved and must be completed in its entirety. Any form that is incomplete will not be considered for the award.

BAP Engagement

Additionally, as part of the overall grant, BAP offers an opportunity for chapters to apply for funding (as available).

Chapters who are faced with member recruitment and chapter engagement challenges of underrepresented groups where the funding, if selected, will help promote the Beta Alpha Psi value proposition, collaboration with stakeholder organizations, the chapter’s activities, etc. should apply.

We encourage chapters who are nominating students for the scholarship to consider the following ways to keep student(s) engaged with the chapter:

  • Provide mentorship opportunities
  • Waive any excess fees the chapter may be charging members
  • Nominate students from other campus organizations such as NABA, ALPFA and Ascend

BAP Travel Stipend
Information on travel stipends for the 2023 Mid-Year and Annual Meetings will be posted shortly.

In addition to supporting students with a scholarship for the one time lifetime membership, BAP and the AICPA Foundation felt it important to also allow these students the opportunity to fully engage as a member of BAP. As such, the grant includes funds to support sending eligible BAP members/candidates to its annual meeting.

To be eligible for the travel stipend, the student must be a recipient of the membership grant. 

  • The student and the faculty advisor will apply separately for the travel stipend (with affirmation of student being a recipient of the BAP Membership Grant).
  • Once reviewed and conditionally approved, the student and faculty advisor will agree to the following:
  • The travel stipend will reimburse the student or the chapter (choose one) up to $500 towards airfare, hotel and meals.
  • The travel stipend will be remitted prior to the meeting.

The deadline to apply for the travel stipends TBD. 

Contact

For more information please contact the Beta Alpha Psi Executive Office at bap@bap.org.


Hear what our Professional Partners think about BAP!

The CAIA Association is committed to providing alternative investment educational opportunities to the next generation of financial service and business professionals. Beta Alpha Psi members are top of class students who understand the importance of ongoing professional development. The partnership between CAIA and Beta Alpha Psi is a natural fit.

Millissa Allen
CAIA Association