As part of her ongoing works encouraging education courtesy of her Imagination Library, Dolly Parton has gifted a 2 year old Arkansas girl a $30,000 scholarship to be used at the college of her choice.
Dolly’s Imagination Library, a literary program that send over one million books to children in the U.S. Each month, imparted the scholarship that will be held in a special account and given to the child when she enrolls in college.
“I thought long and hard about the best way to honor our achievement of reaching a million children a month,” Parton says in a press release. “The Imagination Library is all about inspiring dreams, so what better way to pay tribute to this moment than by helping one special child pursue her college degree. I’m thrilled that today I can let the world know that precious little Evey Johns from Conway, Arkansas will receive a $30,000 scholarship for the college of her choice.”
By the time Evey goes to college, the $30,000 could grow to as much as $50,000.
“The thought of our daughter Evey going to college has been just that — a thought,” Evey’s mother, Connie, admits. “Now, due to the enormous kindness and generosity of the Dollywood Foundation, that thought has now become a reality. Our family now has the means to develop a solid plan for our daughter’s future education. Thank you all so much for this unbelievable opportunity for our daughter.”