The Southwest Region of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) is offering a scholarship opportunity that will financially assist a member with registration in the upcoming Advanced Academy.  Eligible candidates must be an A4LE member in good standing, actively working on school planning, design, and construction projects, and committed to earning your ALEP certification. All course work is completed virtually and all connections with instructors and students are made electronically.  Students are expected to spend 4 to 6 hours per week to successfully complete the course work.  To learn more about the Academy, please click here.

The region will distribute $2,500 among eligible candidates to offset the cost of the program. The minimum award for selected candidates will be $500.  Scholarship funds are intended to only fund a portion of tuition.  Applicants will be responsible to fund the remaining portion. The award winner(s) will be expected to complete each module of the program with at least 80% to earn the certificate.   In addition, selected applicants will be required to report at an A4LE Board Meeting and/or present at a Southwest Regional Conference.

Funds will be applied as follows:

·       First half of funds will be applied after completion of the first three modules

·       Remaining funds will be applied after completion of the program

If the recipient does not achieve the required 80% after the completion of the first three modules, the recipient will forfeit the remaining balance of the award.

Application Deadline: June 27, 2022
Course and Program Schedule

Cohort 9: August 2022 – June 2023
Schedule Subject to Change

Course 1: LEARNING THEORIES Frameworks for School Design
Sandra Duncan, EdD
August 8 – September 17, 2022

Course 2: Educational Visioning and Community Engagement
1 week off for LearningSCAPES
Page Dettmann, ALEP, PhD
September 26 – November 19, 2022

Course 3: Pre-Design Services
1 week off for winter holiday  *December 24, 2022 – January 1, 2023 off
Amy Yurko
November 28, 2022 – January 21, 2023

Course 4: Assessment
Rob Pillar, ALEP
January 30 – March 11, 2023

Course 5: High-Performance School Design
Aaron Jobson, ALEP
March 27 – May 6, 2023

Course 6: Project Management / Project Delivery
Irene Nigaglioni, ALEP
May 8 – June 17, 2023

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* 1. Personal Information:

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* 2. A4LE chapter and year joined:

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* 3. Education:

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* 4. Please provide information for a professional reference we may contact:

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* 5. Please provide you job title and a brief description of your professional responsibilities of your current position.

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* 6. Please describe your past participation in the A4LE Organization. Include conference attendance, positions held, committee participation, etc.

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* 7. Please provide a short narrative describing why you are pursuing ALEP accreditation.

Acknowledgment of Commitment
In submitting this scholarship application, you acknowledge the expectations, requirements, and rigor of the course work of the Advanced Academy and commit to successfully complete each module with no less than 80%.