Alexis Scott awarded tuition scholarship by PRCC First-Year Experience Department

August 30, 2023

First-Year Experience at Pearl River Community College awarded a full tuition scholarship for the fall to Alexis Scott of Petal. The Forrest County Campus student was surprised with the good news by members of the FYE Department and FCC administrators during Dr. David Bunch’s psychology class on Thursday, August 24th

An older man stands near six women of different ages inside a classroom. Balloons and an pendant for Pearl River Community College are held by one lady with a student holding a certificate.
Alexis Scott is surprised in class with the First-Year Experience Fall 2023 scholarship.

“I am overwhelmed with emotion,” said Scott. “This scholarship means a lot to me. I am looking forward to a good transition to college and to do well.” 

The one-time scholarship has been applied to her Fall 2023 balance.  To be eligible for the scholarship, students had to attend the Financial Aid presentation and stop at least 3 other resource partner booths at one of the summer Wildcat Welcome events, be the student’s first semester at PRCC (dual enrollment and transfer students were eligible) and be enrolled full-time for the Fall 2023 semester. 

“Our department strives to break down student barriers and give students as much information as needed so they can be successful,” said Director of First-Year Experience Dr. Lisa Wall. “This is one way we can give back to our students and break down financial barriers. Alexis made a proactive effort to be successful before she even started.” 

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Article by Laura O’Neill. Photography and videography by Kaitlyn Jones.

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