Financial Aid

Academic Scholarships

The academic scholarships at Pearl River Community College are designed to recognize and award outstanding high school graduates who attend PRCC.

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP (Tuition, Room and Board): 29-36 ACT Score

VICE PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP (Tuition): 25-28 ACT Score

VALEDICTORIAN/SALUTATORIAN SCHOLARSHIP (Tuition, Room and Board)

PRCC FULL CAREER-TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP (Tuition): This competitive scholarship is awarded to a student who completed a two year Career-Technical program at a high school within the state of Mississippi and who has an overall grade point average of 3.50 upon high school graduation. The student must enroll full-time at PRCC within one academic year of high school graduation. 

HONORS SCHOLARSHIP (Half Tuition): 21-24 ACT Score

PRCC HALF CAREER-TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP (Half Tuition): This competitive scholarship is awarded to a student who completed a two year Career-Technical program at a high school within the state of Mississippi and who has an overall grade point average of 3.00 upon high school graduation. The student must full-time at PRCC within one academic year of high school graduation. 

SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP (Scholarship Value up to $350): These competitive scholarships are based on a cumulative high school GPA (9th, 10th, 11th, and first half of 12th grade) of 80 and/or a “B” average and a composite ACT score of 18.

LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP (Scholarship Value up to $350): These competitive scholarships are offered to high school graduates who have been officers in student organizations while in their senior year. Letters of recommendation from faculty sponsors of student organizations are required. The student must have a minimum ACT score of 17 to apply for this scholarship.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP POLICIES

Scholarship eligibility is limited to a maximum of four semesters (excluding summer term). Students forfeit any semester(s) of eligibility during that time period if not enrolled at PRCC on a full-time basis. 

Students who transfer to PRCC from another college or university within one year of graduating high school may be eligible for academic scholarships.

A student is permitted to receive only one Academic or Career/Technical Scholarship at PRCC. Multiple institutional academic scholarships cannot be stacked.

For scholarship purposes, the ACT must be taken prior to enrollment in college.

Recipients are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester at PRCC. One probationary semester will be allowed, if the GPA is below 3.0 for any semester or if the student does not pass at least 15 hours.

An academic scholarship is cancelled for any semester in which a recipient is not enrolled on a full-time basis at the end of the third week of the semester.

Academic scholarships are applied to direct institutional fees only (tuition, room and board, and required educational supplies). Students do not receive cash refunds from scholarships. Recipients with a credit balance after assessment of institutional charges are able to utilize the credit amount at the bookstore for necessary educational supplies (textbooks, workbooks, etc.) for the student only.

IMPORTANT:The specific dollar value of academic scholarships and career-technical scholarships is based on the current value of “regular” full-time tuition assessed to students and is subject to change without prior published notice from the institution.