Recently, the Boise State’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an honor organization for financial information students and professionals, was honored by the organization with a Gold Challenge award for innovation. This award recognized up to 10 chapters (out of over 300 chapters worldwide) that “go above and beyond what is required to become a Superior Chapter,” and included a $2,500 prize per chapter.
Held in late spring, the competition was sponsored by the KPMG Foundation, and tested competing chapters’ multimedia skills and innovation. These chapters were required to create a video presentation describing how their chapter leveraged innovation within their chapter and/or community. Furthermore, chapters also had to describe their plan for continuing to innovate in the future.
According to Beta Alpha Psi, a local chapter had to meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for the competition:
- Been a Superior Chapter for school year 2022
- Been a Superior Chapter for school year 2023
- Participated in a mid-year meeting, either as a chapter operations presenter or Best Practices competitor.
- Participate in the 2023 Annual Meeting, either as a chapter operations presenter, Best Practices competitor or applicant/participant in Project Run With It.