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

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

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

SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP (Scholarship Value $350): 18-20 ACT Score

VALEDICTORIAN/SALUTATORIAN SCHOLARSHIP (Full Tuition, Room and Board): This scholarship is awarded to students who receive the valedictorian and salutatorian designations from their high schools (one each per high school).

PRCC FULL CAREER-TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP (Tuition):This 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 (at least 15 credit hours) within one academic year of high school graduation.

PRCC HALF CAREER-TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP (Half Tuition): This 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 enroll full-time at PRCC (at least 15 credit hours) within one academic year of high school graduation. 

 

SCHOLARSHIP POLICIES

Scholarship eligibility is limited to a maximum of four consecutive semesters (fall/spring terms). Students forfeit scholarship eligibility if they cease to be enrolled at PRCC for any reason.  Scholarships will only be paid during regular fall and spring semesters.  Scholarships may be paid during a summer term if the program requires a summer term enrollment, such as programs in barbering, cosmetology, utility lineman, and practical nursing.  Students forfeit any semester(s) of eligibility during that time period if not enrolled at PRCC on a full-time basis (at least 15 credit hours). 

Students must enroll full-time (at least 15 credit hours) at PRCC within one year of graduating from high school to be eligible for academic and career/technical scholarships (exception for military service - contact the Office of Financial Aid for details).  Students who transfer to PRCC from another college or university within one year of graduating high school may be eligible for academic scholarships (limited to one semester at another institution).  New transfer students must self-identify with the Office of Financial Aid to be considered for scholarship eligibility.

A student is permitted to receive only one Academic or Career/Technical Scholarship at PRCC. Multiple institutional academic scholarships cannot be stacked but can be combined with service and Development Foundation scholarships.

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

Recipients are required to maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester at PRCC to keep scholarship eligibility. One probationary semester will be allowed, if the GPA is below 2.5 for any semester or if the student does not pass at least 15 credit hours.  If the student is not in compliance with the scholarship policy for a second semester, the student will no longer be eligible to receive the scholarship.  There is no appeal process for scholarship suspension.

Academic scholarships are applied to direct institutional fees only (tuition, room and board, and required educational supplies). Students do not receive cash refunds from institutional scholarships. Recipients with a credit balance on an institutional scholarship 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.  All institutional scholarships will be subject to proration to stay within the student's total cost of attendance budget.