The Friends of the Alpharetta Library has established a scholarship fund for graduating High School students in the amount of $500.

The recipient:

  1. Must be a resident of North Fulton County.
  2. Must be graduating from one of the City of Alpharetta public schools, private schools, or have been home-schooled.
  3. Must have been accepted by a college/university or an accredited institution of higher learning.
  4. Must submit an application listing accomplishments, extracurricular activities, etc., and compose a short essay (250-500 words) regarding "the importance of a free, public library in today's society."

Award of Scholarship:

  1. Application must be submitted by April 15, 2018.
  2. Applications should be mailed to or brought to:
    Friends of the Alpharetta Library
    Attn: Scholarship Committee
    10 Park Plaza
    Alpharetta, GA 30009
  3. A committee appointed by the Board of FOTAL will make the final selection and award the scholarship by May 1, 2018.

Download the  2018 scholarship application form.

Download the above 2018 scholarship letter with rules for the recipient and information on the award of scholarship.

The Ralph and Katie Johnson Scholarship

The Ralph and Katie Johnson Scholarship has been increased to $500. Ralph and Katie Johnson were active volunteers with the Friends for over 10 years. They diligently worked keeping all of the paperbacks straight for nearly every book sale during that 10+ year period. This scholarship is given to honor their memories. If, in years past, you were in the paperback section of the monthly sales, you would have seen Ralph and Katie scurrying around straightening up those thousands of paperbacks that are for sale. Ralph and Katie always saw the need for young adults to continue higher education degrees and it is for that reason that this scholarship will be used to pay for the tests required for students to take in order to earn their GED. FOTAL will continue to fund the required testing necessary for GED students who are working through the Lanier Technical School program which is housed in Alpharetta.