Financial Aid

Scholarship Opportunities

Pearl River Community College provides a variety of scholarship opportunities for students from institutional and private sources. Recipients must be enrolled on a full-time basis and in some instances, are required to maintain specific academic standards.

  • ACADEMIC Eligibility is based on composite ACT score, scholastic average in high school, or high school participation in career & technical programs.
  • SERVICE Awarded to students involved in athletic and service endeavors while in college.
  • FOUNDATION Made available through gifts from individuals, corporations, and organizations. Students can now apply for Foundation scholarships through RiverGuide.  The deadline to apply for Development Foundation Scholarships for each school year is the first Monday in April.

FACULTY/STAFF TUITION WAIVER

Pearl River Community College employees and their spouses/dependents are eligible for a waiver of tuition.  The tuition waiver form must be completed for each semester of enrollment.  Please note the policies listed on the form (http://www.prcc.edu/financial-aid/forms).

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP

Pearl River Community College supports the Junior Miss Pageants that are presented in the PRCC six county service district. A scholarship equal to the value of regular tuition is awarded to each pageant winner. The scholarship is available for a maximum of four semesters and recipients are required to maintain the standards established for academic scholarship recipients.  Click here for more information about the program.

SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT

Persons 65 or older may be eligible for a tuition waiver to enroll in courses for credit on a space available basis. Applications are available in the Office of Financial Aid and by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit their birth certificate or driver’s license for the discount to be considered. This discount covers tuition only.  Student is responsible for all other applicable fees.

Senior Citizen Discount Form

CHILD CARE ACCESS MEANS PARENTS IN SCHOOL (CCAMPIS)

This grant is intended to alleviate some financial burdens for college students who are also parents of young children to allow them to focus on their studies and, in turn, increase their likelihood of academic success and, ultimately, graduation.  Grant funds may be used for both off-campus state certified daycare centers and for the PRCC Child Development Lab School.  The CCAMPIS grant will help with daycare expenses for PRCC students with children aged 6 weeks through 4 years.  To qualify for CCAMPIS childcare assistance, students must be enrolled in at least 15 credit hours per semester.  To apply for funds, complete the CCAMPIS application at PRCC CCAMPIS Application.  For more information, please call (601) 403-1317.

PRIVATE/OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Listed below are private scholarship opportunities that our open to our students.  Students may apply directly with the entity providing the scholarship.

Mississippi Association of Supervisors Scholarship
$500   
Click here to view information about eligibility criteria and how to apply

FastWeb
Search for thousands of scholarships online here

Get2College - List of scholarships for Mississippi students
Click here  for the list of scholarships

Mississippi Trucking Association Foundation Scholarship
$2,000 per year   
Click here to view information about eligibility criteria
Click here for the scholarship application

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program
Up to $2,500    
Click here to view information about eligibility criteria
Click here for the scholarship application

Toothbrush.org Dental Career Scholarships
Various scholarships awarded for students interested in dental careers (PRCC students can apply for scholarships for pre-dental and dental hygiene students)  
Deadline:  varies by scholarship
Click here to view information about eligibility criteria and how to apply

Coca-Cola Scholarship
Scholarship amounts vary    
Click here to view information about eligibility criteria and how to apply (students must apply during their last year of high school)

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
Scholarship amounts vary    
Click here to view information about eligibility criteria and how to apply (for community college students transferring to a university)

Bridging the Dream Scholarship for High School Seniors
Scholarship amounts vary    
Click here to view information about eligibility criteria and how to apply (scholarship sponsored by Sallie Mae)

Completing the Dream Scholarship for High School Seniors
Scholarship amounts vary    
Click here to view information about eligibility criteria and how to apply (scholarship sponsored by Sallie Mae)