Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

About Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a national program hosted throughout the country by local organizations. Dolly Parton started this book gifting program in 1995, originally in her home county in East Tennessee after being inspired by her own father’s inability to read and write. Today, more than 1.3 million children have been registered worldwide and over 112 million books have been mailed. The program locally is administered by the United Way of Southeast Mississippi.

Within the borders of the Hattiesburg Public School District, the Hattiesburg Public School District Foundation pays for the cost for every child born regardless of socioeconomic background.   Since 2017, thanks to grants from the Pi Beta Phi Sorority at the University of Southern Mississippi and its foundation over 323 children and counting received books per month and will continue through their fifth birthday.

Specialty HPSD Car Tag

You can now purchase a specialty license plate that will show your Tiger pride. The plate is on sale at all county tax collector’s offices for a fee of only $31.00. That’s right, only an extra $31.00 will put a “Tiger Tag” on your vehicle. The Hattiesburg Athletic Booster Club and the School District Foundation share a total of $24.00 from each “Tiger Tag” sold that will be used to support our students, faculty, and staff.  So put a “Tiger Tag” on your vehicle – it’s a great way to show your support for the Tigers!

Dr. Eddie A. Holloway Scholarship of Excellence

The “Holloway Scholarship” is named in honor of the founder and long-time president of the Hattiesburg Public School District Foundation. These scholarships will be awarded to graduates of Hattiesburg High School current graduating class with outstanding records of academic achievement and extracurricular community service. The scholarships may be paid to any accredited institution of higher learning in the United States.

Recent graduates of Hattiesburg High School Madison Cathey (Jackson State University), Quinn Sellers (Mississippi State University) and Kelly Li (University of Mississippi) are each recipients of a $2000 scholarship from the Hattiesburg Hall of Fame.