Beta Alpha Psi DEI/AICPA Foundation Grants and Travel Stipends

With over 300 chapters across the US, Beta Alpha Psi serves numerous communities. In line with our commitment to expanding representation, the AICPA Foundation has granted Beta Alpha Psi funds to increase the inclusion of underrepresented minority students both in their chapter and at the Annual Meeting.

Available Award Prizes

One-time, annual student membership fee valued at $75

Aimed at alleviating one of the potential obstacles to membership for qualified* students meeting the following criteria:

  • Belong to racial or ethnic groups that are underrepresented
  • Enrolled at a university in the US with either a petitioning or active Beta Alpha Psi chapter
  • Meet Beta Alpha Psi membership prerequisites, which include:
    • Pursuing a major in accounting, finance, business analytics, or information systems
    • Maintaining a GPA of at least 3.0

Application instructions: The faculty advisor is expected to complete the membership grant form on behalf of qualified* students.

Travel Stipend for the 2024 Annual Meeting (up to $500)

In addition to offering scholarships for membership, Beta Alpha Psi and the AICPA Foundation provide travel grants for eligible Beta Alpha Psi members attending the annual meeting.

The deadline to apply for the travel grant is Friday, June 21, 2024.

To qualify for the travel grant, students must have received the DEI membership grant. Both the student and the faculty advisor must apply separately for the travel grant, confirming the student's receipt of the Beta Alpha Psi Membership Grant.

Once reviewed and conditionally approved, the student and faculty advisor must agree to the following terms:

  • The travel grant will reimburse the chapter up to $500 for airfare, hotel, and meals.
  • Annual meeting registration for the grant recipient is included.
  • The travel grant will be provided before the meeting.

Application instructions: Qualified* students should complete the travel stipend form.

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