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 initial implementation funds, the final deadline is Friday, April 26, 2024 by 11:59 PM ET.


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!


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.


All chapters are eligible to submit the initial abstract.

The final abstract is due by April 26, 2024.


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.


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!

I proudly support Beta Alpha Psi for its pivotal role in bridging academic and professional development. Having met the dedicated students associated with the organization, I've witnessed their commitment to excellence and seen how Beta Alpha Psi provides a crucial platform for both knowledge acquisition and practical skill-building.

Benjamin Warren
Manager of Pipeline Initiatives
Washington Society of CPAs