Beta Alpha Psi Inclusive Leadership Award

Sponsored by: EY

The deadline was Friday, December 1, 2023 by 11:59 PM ET for the initial proposal. For chapters receiving initail implementation funds, the final deadline is Friday, April 26, 2024 by 11:59 PM ET.

Overview

At EY, we’re truly committed to building a better working world for our people, our clients, and our communities. And building a better working world begins with helping our people realize their potential as individuals.

We put enormous thought and effort into making EY a leader in our industry, and one of the most important components of that is a diverse, inclusive environment that respects all people — and everything they bring to the table. We believe that when differences are celebrated, talented people from all backgrounds have the chance to develop, advance and make more meaningful contributions to our clients and our culture.

At EY, all of our people know how to seek and integrate diverse perspectives to create high performing teams that deliver exceptional client service. Our success, and the success of our clients, depends on it.

Are you an inclusive leader?

Success in today’s global marketplace means you need to be able to think, learn and act inclusively. Are you ready to help us build a better working world by leveraging the power of diverse perspectives?

This is your chance to show us you can make a meaningful impact by enhancing diversity and leading inclusively!

Prize/Award

EY will provide a series of monetary awards in two parts:

  • Initially, up to ten chapters will receive awards of $500 to support the implementation of a proposed idea that will positively impact diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
  • Following the implementation, final awards in the amounts of $2,500 for one chapter, $2,000 for one chapter and $1,250 for three chapters will be awarded to those that have made a positive impact on diversity, equity and inclusion within Beta Alpha Psi and/or their respective school or community.

Eligibility

All chapters are eligible to submit the initial abstract.

The final abstract is due by April 26, 2024.

Process

Required documents - Due no later than December 1, 2023:
All active Beta Alpha Psi chapters are eligible and encouraged to submit an initial proposal.
• A written proposal outlining why developing inclusive leaders is important to the chapter in preparing them for the global workforce.
• Provide a detailed strategy outlining how your chapter will enhance diversity and equity and provide opportunities for your members to think, learn and act inclusively.
• What initiative or program will the chapter roll out to make an impact?
• How will your chapter measure the success of your proposed idea?
• Include a detailed action plan defining project objectives, desired outcomes and how funds would be spent.

Due no later than April 26, 2024: 
Only chapters receiving initial implementation funds are required to submit a video recording and PowerPoint 
presentation including the following:
• Restatement of project objectives and desired outcomes as measures of success.
• Report on the successful implementation of the project and results.
• Summary of unexpected outcomes, if any.

Award Process

Winners are determined by EY.

Contact

For more information please contact Rheanna Martino.

Other Information

For more information, please refer to the award overview document (PDF).


Hear what our Professional Partners think about BAP!

Beta Alpha Psi students are the future leaders of the profession, and their involvement with the organization demonstrates their dedication to excellence. The Illinois CPA Society has many student ambassadors who are also involved with BAP, and we value the opportunity to collaborate to share important resources and support more students throughout their journey to becoming a CPA.

Elizabeth Anderson
Illinois CPA Society