The Friends of the Alpharetta Library (FOTAL) has established a scholarship fund for 2018 graduating High School seniors in the amount of $500 each. Ten scholarships will be awarded. The recipient must be graduating from one of the City of Alpharetta public schools, private schools, or has been home-schooled.

Only schools within the city limits of Alpharetta are eligible. These include:

  • Alpharetta High School
  • St. Francis High School
  • Kings Ridge High School
  • Fulton Science Academy
  • Legacy Academy
  • Veritas Classical School
  • Home School

The applicant must:

  • Have been accepted by a college/university or an accredited institution of higher learning.

  • 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.

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident of the United States.

Award of Scholarship:

  • Application must be submitted by May 1, 2018.

  • Applications should be mailed to or brought to:
    The Friends of the Alpharetta Library
    Attn: Scholarship Committee
    10 Park Plaza
    Alpharetta, GA 30009

  • A committee appointed by the Board of FOTAL will make the final selection and award the scholarship by May 15, 2018.

  • Call 770-475-9214 to request an application or pick one up at the Alpharetta Library.

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.