Honors Institute Application

Dr. William Lewis Honors Institute Application


Dr. William Lewis Honors Institute Application

The Pearl River Community College Dr. William Lewis Honors Institute offers outstanding educational opportunities to students who are capable of high performance and have demonstrated exemplary academic leadership abilities. Applicants must have a minimum composite ACT score of 25 and a minimum grade point average of 3.5, or be a current student who has completed 24 semester hours of college work with a cumulative 3.4 grade point average or better. 

Students selected for the Pearl River Community College Dr. William Lewis Honors Institute will participate in intensive and innovative classes which are designed to be both challenging and stimulating. In addition, students will have honors-related academic advising to assist in planning for future educational and leadership opportunities.  To be recognized as an Honors Institute Medallion graduate, students must complete at least 21 hours of Honors coursework and maintain a cumulative 3.4 grade point average. To receive an Honors Certificate, students must complete 11 hours of Honors coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.24. In addition, all Honors students are advised to participate in the Pearl River Community College Honors Lecture Series and the Honors Seminar each semester. 

Interested students who have questions regarding the application process should call Dr. Jennifer Seal, Dean of Dr. William Lewis Honors Institute (Poplarville) at (601)403-1146. If interested in attending the Forrest County Campus, please contact Dr. Ryan Ruckel at (601)554-5569. This application should be completed by the April 26, 2024 priority date. 

In addition to this application, the following materials should be received or postmarked by the application priority date: 

  1. Either two Recommendation Forms or two letters of recommendation (from faculty, staff, or administrators to whom you are not related). 
  2. Your resumé (Include information regarding your educational background, honors and recognitions, leadership experience, extracurricular activities, work experience, community service, interests, etc.). 
  3. A single-page cover letter in which you briefly describe your goals and how you think being selected as a member of the PRCC Honors Institute relates to those goals. 
  4. Your transcript (with ACT score and/or SAT score included). 
  5. The nonrefundable application processing fee of $15 (cash or check made out to the PRCC Development Foundation). 

Poplarville students: Any supporting documents, including the $15.00 application processing fee, may be mailed to:

Pearl River Community College Honors Institute
101 HWY 11 North Box 5635
Poplarville, MS 39470

Each community college president is asked to bring two (2) wrapped door prizes, minimum value of $50 each. We will have a station set up at the conference for you to drop off the door prizes.

Each community college is asked to provide name tags for their Board members, administration, and staff attending the conference.