The Joan B. Larson Friends of the Library Scholarship is given by the Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation to a graduating senior whose life has been positively impacted by the library. Joan B. Larson graduated from the Alexandria Public Schools in 1947 and led a long and storied career working in, and supporting, libraries. She was inducted into the Alexandria Public Schools Education Foundation Alumni Hall of Fame in 2015. Joan was an active member and supporter of the Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation for many years.
Currently the Douglas County Friends of the Library awards two scholarships each year under the Joan B. Larson Friends of the Library Scholarship.
If you live in Douglas County and are a graduating senior, please review this document for the application instructions.
We are thrilled to announce that we were able to award four local seniors with a scholarship in 2020. The recipients are: Ryan Forster, Camille Hegstad, Camryn Hoffarth, and Nick Lundeen.