Project Run With It Guidelines & Information

Nomination Process

Students interested in participating in PRWI must complete the following steps:

1. Complete a PRWI nomination form.

2. Complete a Statement of Interest about participating in PRWI and submit the nomination form. The statement should be no more than two pages (double-spaced, 12 points with 1-inch margins) and should answer the following questions:

  • Why do you want to participate in PRWI?
  • What skill set will you bring to your team?
  • What is your previous experience with NFPs and/or other community service?

3. Complete a Confidentiality Form and upload a signed copy with your nomination form. In addition, you will need to complete the Affirmative Statement of Attendance to be signed by both the student and your chapter faculty advisor. If you are unable to scan signed copies of these forms into a file for uploading, complete the forms and upload unsigned copies. Mail your signed copies to:  

BAP Project Run With It
℅ Samantha Falgout
400 Fern Street 
Houma, LA 70360 

All confidentiality agreements and Affirmative Statement of Attendance sent by USPS to the faculty coordinator must be received by May 5, 2024, to allow the nomination to be considered timely submitted.

4. Submit the above required items no later than May 1, 2024, 11:59 PM EDT. Nominations are considered incomplete unless all three items are submitted. If you submit an incomplete nomination, you will be notified via email that your nomination is unacceptable.

Selection Criteria

In the event that more than 96 students from at least 96 chapters apply for the competition, the following factors will be considered:

  • Major- Ideally we would like to have a mix of accounting, finance, and information system majors. Students with declared double majors should clearly indicate such on the nomination form. We will select up to 24 with at least one declared major that is not accounting.
  • Chapters that nominated a qualified student in the prior year but were not selected due to capacity of the project will be given priority for the current year competition.
  • Chapters that nominate more than one student for the competition will be given the next priority and their nominees evaluated by the selection committee according to the following criteria:
    • Service to BAP - members will have priority over candidates; officers will have priority over regular members.
    • Statement of Interest.
    • Grade point average.
    • In the event that less than 96 chapters nominate a participant, chapters with multiple nominees will become eligible for a second student participant subject to the additional criteria below.
  • Timeliness of nomination.
  • Regional allocation of selected participants.

Students will be notified by May 15th by the PRWI faculty coordinator as to whether or not they were selected. Any student placed on the waitlist will be notified of their priority on the waitlist. The selection notification will be by email and will indicate which case has been assigned to him/her. Case information relevant to the issues being presented for the NFPs will be posted to a secure, Google Drive made available only to the participants and waitlisted students.

Note: Each participant is expected to familiarize him/herself with his/her selected project case prior to the meeting. Some guidelines regarding preparation will be included in the case assignment notification.

Student team assignments will be provided at check-in/registration on July 25, 2024.


  • Maximum time for team presentations is 12.5 minutes.  All team members must have a speaking part.
  • Additional time (up to 5 minutes) will be provided for follow-up Q&A by the judges only.
  • Business professional attire.
  • Your presentations, with any ancillary information, will be due to the PRWI faculty coordinator at 4:30 pm local time on July 26. Changes to the materials will not be allowed after this cutoff.


Only one team will be selected per NFP by a panel of judges as the “winning proposal”. The judging panel will consist of a representative from the team's NFP, an academic representative, and a Moss Adams representative. 

Presentations will be judged on the following general criteria:

  • Relevance to the NFP and ability to implement the “solution” in the most cost effective way.
  • Research related to the specific issue being addressed.
  • The professionalism of the presentation.


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