Bridge to College applications available

May 23, 2014 - 1:47pm -- braswell

  POPLARVILLE - Applications are being accepted by Student Support Services at Pearl River Community College for the seventh annual Summer Bridge to College Program, also known as START. 
  The Summer Bridge Program, which runs from June 26 to July 24, allows students eligible for Student Support Services to earn up to 9 college credits while learning skills to help them be successful in community college. The program meets from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  The primary criteria for Student Support Services participation is the need for academic support, based on ACT scores, grade point average in high school, graduation from a GED program or being a non-traditional student who has been out of school for more than five years. 
  Participants must also meet at least one of the following criteria:  low-income, have a documented disability or neither parent graduated from a four-year college with a degree.  Students accepted for the program pay no tuition and are required to apply for a federal Pell Grant (FASFA) to possibly cover the cost of books, fees, dormitory room, etc.
  To be considered for the Summer Bridge Program, students must complete a two-step process:  (1) Submit a signed admissions application to the PRCC admissions office that includes an official high school transcript or GED test scores, along with ACT scores. (2) Mail a completed Summer Bridge Program application to Georgia Field, Student Support Services, P.O. Box 5118, Poplarville, MS  39470 or fax the application to 601-403-1042. 
  To request a Summer Bridge Program application, contact Georgia Field, Summer Bridge Program Coordinator, at 601-403-1469 or Cindy Tanguis at 601-403-1285.