Academic Scholarships

The academic scholarships at Pearl River Community College are designed to rec-ognize and award outstanding high school graduates that attend PRCC.

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

VICE PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP (Tuition): 26-28 ACT Score

VALEDICTORIAN/SALUTATORIAN SCHOLARSHIP (Tuition, Room and Board)

Students must apply separately for housing with $75 non-refundable deposit.

PRCC FULL CAREER-TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP (Tuition): This competitive scholarship is awarded to a student completed a two year Career-Technical pro-gram 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 be accepted into a career/technical program within one year of high school graduation. Also, once accepted into the program at least 75 percent of the student’s scheduled courses must be in the program’s core curriculum.

HONORS SCHOLARSHIP (Scholarship Value up to $500): 21-25 ACT Score

PRCC HALF CAREER-TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP (Half Tuition): This com-petitive scholarship is awarded to a student 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 be ac-cepted into a career/technical program within one year of high school graduation. Also, once accepted into the program at least 75 percent of the student’s scheduled courses must be in the program’s core curriculum.

SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP (Scholarship Value up to $250): These competitive scholarships are based on a cumulative high school GPA (9th, 10th, 11th, and first half of 12th grade) of 90 or above and a composite ACT score of 18.

LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP (Scholarship Value up to $250): These competi-tive 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 cumulative high school GPA of 90 or above and a minimum ACT score of 17 to ap-ply for this scholarship.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP POLICIES

Must be a legal resident of Mississippi to qualify for any academic or career/technical scholarship.

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 fulltime basis. Eligibility for an academic scholarship is can-celed if the scholarship recipient attends another college, prior to enrollment at PRCC (does not apply to dual enrollment while in high school).

A student is permitted to receive only one Academic or Career/Technical Scholar-ship at PRCC, contingent upon his or her chosen program of study and the value of the respective scholarship. Multiple Institutional Academic scholarships cannot be stacked.

For scholarship purposes, the ACT must be taken prior to enrollment at PRCC.

Recipients are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester at PRCC. One probationary semester will be allowed, provided the GPA is 2.0 or above. Eligibility for an academic scholarship is permanently suspended if the GPA is below 2.0 for any semester or if the student does not pass at least 12 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 educa-tional 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.