North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

The North Carolina Chapter of the ASSOCIATION FOR LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS (formerly CEFPI–NC) sponsors a competitive scholarship program to provide financial support for students currently enrolled in a North Carolina undergraduate or post-graduate program related to planning, design, and construction of schools.

A4LE-NC is a professional organization of individuals, institutions, and corporations in North Carolina who are actively involved in planning, designing, building, and equipping schools. A4LE-NC offers information, training and networking opportunities to assist our members in becoming better planners, resulting in schools that better serve students and their teachers. A4LE-NC is here to foster and promote best practices in planning school facilities.

Each academic year, up to three students in a North Carolina college or university will be selected as the recipients of an up-to $2,500.00 A4LE North Carolina Scholarship Award (depending upon funds availability).

Based on the number and quality of the applications received as well as funds availability, a larger or smaller amount may be awarded to a single student and the number of scholarships awarded may vary.


Deadline for completed submittal is April 4, 2016

Candidates must submit one copy of all required submission materials to:

Kenneth Phelps, PhD
Chair, A4LE-NC Scholarship Committee
NC DPI - School Planning Section
6319 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6319

Submissions must be e-mailed or postmarked no later than April 4, 2016.


The links below will connect you to the application forms and promotional flyers to use in promoting the scholarship and completing the application process.

For any questions email A4LE-NC Scholarship Committee Chair, Ken Phelps at:


2016 A4LE - North Carolina Scholarship Award


2016 A4LE-NC Scholarship Application Form

Eligibility Information, Submission Requirements, and Application Forms (PDF)


2016 A4LE-NC Scholarship Promotional Flyer (11x17)

Large Promotional Flyer suitable for posting on Bulleting Boards (PDF)


2016 A4LE-NC Scholarship Promotional Flyer (8.5x11)

Small Promotional Flyer suitable for use as a Handout (PDF)