Development Foundation

About the Foundation

The Pearl River Community College Development Foundation Inc. is a separate tax-exempt non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation governed by its own board of directors. An annual audit is conducted by an independent accounting firm in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. 

Who We Are

The Development Foundation is a clearinghouse for all private funds to Pearl River Community College and is responsible for coordinating all fund-raising endeavors and solicitation efforts whether through written, personal, or telephone contact. 

Make a Gift

Contributions to the Foundation may be made of gifts such as cash or securities, gifts in trust with reservation of income to donors, or a transfer of property (such as real estate). The private sector gifts might also include matching gifts, insurance policies, and gifts-in-kind. Gifts are tax deductible as provided by law. 
Donations can be made to the Foundation as either unrestricted or restricted.  Unrestricted donations are used to fund priority goals on campus as recommended by the Pearl River Community College Administration and approved by the Pearl River Development Foundation Board of Directors. 

Available Foundation Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP NAMEAMOUNT AWARDEDNO. OF ANNUAL RECIPIENTSAPPLICABLE SEMESTERSMINIMUM GPAREQUIRED MAJORCRITERIA/CONDITIONS
Abbott, Samuel Memorial ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.5Preference given to Business MajorsFull time student/Graduate of high school within the PRCC six county district/Preference given to financial need
Alexander, Monica Lisa Memorial Scholarship$1,000 per semester1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFull time student/Financial Aid/2.0 GPA/Poplarville High School graduate
Alexander, Ted J. Endowed Leadership Scholarship$500 per semesterDetermined annually, based on earningsFall/Spring3.0Not ApplicableFull time student/Preference given to freshman within the PRCC district/Application available in January from guidance counselors of district high schools
Allen-Howse ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.0Nursing or MusicFinancial Need/Full time student
American Legion Auxiliary, Department of MS Steel Magnolias$500 per semester1Fall/Spring3.0NursingFull time student/Mississippi resident/Must be a veteran or child/descendent of a veteran
American Legion Post 77, Waveland, Mississippi Scholarship$500 per semesterDetermined annuallyFall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Hancock County Resident
American Legion Post 139, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Scholarship$500 per semesterDetermined annuallyFall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/ Full time student/Hancock County Resident/Preference will be given to applicants who are relatives of American Legion Post 139 members
Anderson Paint and Carpet One Construction and Design Scholarship$250 per semester1Fall/Spring2.5Drafting and Design or Construction TechnologyFinancial need considered/Full time student/Graduate and resident within the PRCC district
The Asbury Foundation ScholarshipTuition each semester3Fall/Spring2.5Allied Health or NursingAllied Health or Nursing majors are preferred, however, consideration for scholarship recipients is also open to other majors.
Askew, Dr. Becky Scholarship for Medical Students$500 per semester1Fall/Spring3.0MedicalFull time student/Female/Financial need but not eligible for financial assistance/Must attend Women’s Health Symposium to be recognized
Askew, Dr. and Mrs. John W. Jr. Dental Hygiene Scholarship$5001Fall3.0Dental HygieneFinancial need/Full time student/Freshman/ Recommendation made by Dental Hygiene staff
Ball Family ScholarshipTuition each semester1Fall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableMust be graduates of Pearl River Central High School/ must demonstrate financial need
Barnes, M/M Raymunda Book Fund Scholarship$250 per semester1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableHancock Center student; Cannot qualify for Federal student assistance
Barr, Ronald T. Memorial ScholarshipTuition each semester or available interest2Fall/Spring2.0First preference given to a student majoring in nursing and/or LPN program; Second Preference given to student majoring in EducationFull time student/Preference given to financial need/First preference given to a Purvis High School graduate/Second preference given to any Lamar County high school graduate
Batson (Ella Mae Moody) ScholarshipTuition or available interest1Fall2.0Music EducationFinancial need/Full time student
Beech, Helen Moody Memorial Cosmetology Scholarship$500 per school year1Fall2.0CosmetologyFinancial need/full time student and must be a graduate from Poplarville High School or other Pearl River County school; student must have been in foster care or adopted or have mental health challenges
BellSouth Scholarship$250 per semester or available interest3Fall/Spring2.0Business or EducationFinancial need/Full time student
Broom, The Blake Memorial Scholarship$500 per semester1Fall3.0N/AFull time student/Graduate from a Marion County High School/Involved in extra-curricular activity/3.0 GPA
Broome, Vernon Memorial ScholarshipTuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Marion County resident
Byrd, Hollis and Elaine Mathematics Education Scholarship$350 per semester1Fall/Spring3.0MathematicsPreference given to Poplarville High School graduate
Camp, Dewey W. and Quay Webb ScholarshipTuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring3.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Merit and Leadership skills/Mississippi resident
Cavataio, Rusty Memorial Scholarship$500 per semester1Fall/Spring2.0Awarded to incoming FreshmanFull time student; financial need; recipient must have tremendous character, competitive and winning attitude, and high standards; any remaining balance is returned to Donors’ fund
Classes of 1939-1942 Scholarship$400 per semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student moral standards; any remaining balance is Returned to donors fund
Clearman, Joe M. Nursing ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester1Fall/Spring3.0Registered NursingFull time student/Maintain 3.0 GPA/Lamar County Resident and School District/To attend a Christian church
Clearman, John-Baptist Student Union Scholarship$500 per semester2Fall/Spring2.0Preference given to a church related majorFinancial need/Full time student/Active member of the Baptist Student Union/Preference given to Forrest or Lamar County resident
Coast Electric Power Association Scholarship$500 per semester1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Preference given to Coast Electric Power Association Customers or to members of their families/Awarded alternately between Pearl River and Hancock Counties
Cole, Harry (Memorial) Machine Shop Scholarship$500 per semester2Fall/Spring2.0Machine ShopMust show financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Cole, Verlene Scholarship$1,000 per semester2Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableResident of Lamar County; Preference given to graduate of Oak Grove High School
Cole, Verlene-Forrest/Lamar County Alumni Association Scholarship$1,000 per semester5Fall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableResident of Forrest or Lamar County/Graduate of a high school in Forrest or Lamar County or have a high school equivalency
Columbia Lions Club Scholarship$250 per semester1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Must be a current graduate of a high school in Marion County in good standing with PRCC
Comeaux, Boston Memorial ScholarshipDependent on funds raised during annual 5K1Fall/Spring3.0Not ApplicableFull time student/minimum 3.0 GPA/Must be a graduate of Poplarville High School
ComSouth. Inc. Public Safety/Law Enforcement Scholarship$250 per semester3Fall/Spring3.0Criminal JusticeFull time student/ Current graduate/ One each from Pearl River County, Marion County, Jeff-Davis County, Forrest-Lamar County/ Must possess high morals, integrity, and leadership qualities/ Preference given to student involved in community and or campus organizations related to public safety
Copelan, Teresa Memorial Scholarship$250 per semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.0VocationalVocational student/Preference on a student with special needs/Must maintain 2.0 GPA
Dale, Sebe Family Scholarship$500 per semester1Fall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Must be a Marion, Lamar, or Pearl River resident
Daniels/Castleberry ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFull time student/Must be of high moral standards and be a member of a Christian church
Daniels, Keith Memorial ScholarshipAvailable interest each semester1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFull time student/Resident of PRCC district/Must possess traits exemplified by Coach Keith Daniels of honesty, integrity, initiative, dedication, pride, and high moral character/Must not receive more than $900 above published cost of college fees
Dantagnan, Edith D. Nursing ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.0NursingFull time student/Must be a graduate of Bay St. Louis High School
Davis, Hollie N. and William M., Jr. ScholarshipTuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Graduate of high school or have obtained a GED within the PRCC district with preference given to a Marion or Jefferson Davis County resident
Dease, Peggy Associate Degree Nursing ScholarshipAmount varies per semester1Fall/Spring2.5Associate Degree NursingADN Student/Financial Need/Essay Required
Delta Kappa Gamma-Sigma Chapter Scholarship$300 per semester1Fall/Spring3.0EducationFinancial need/Full time student/Female resident of Pearl River or Lamar County/ Active in school and community service with preference given to those that have received academic or civic honors and awards
Dickey’s Barbeque Pit ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester2Fall/Spring2.5Finance/MarketingAwarded to any student majoring in Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, or Restaurant & Hotel Management; unused funds will be returned to the Foundation Scholarship Program
Dixon, Jonathan Scholarship$250 per semester1Fall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableFull time student/Financial need/2.5 GPA
Ellucian Technology Management ScholarshipTuition Each Semester1Fall/Spring2.50 gpa or higherAny Major Considered Information Technology Field PreferenceFull time student/Preference to student majoring in Information Technology Fields/Must maintain a 2.50 gpa or higher
Estep Academic ScholarshipTuition Each Semester2Fall/Spring3.25Science, Business, or MedicalFull Time student/Financial Need/ Unused balance returned to Donor’s Fund
Estep Dental Hygiene Scholarship$5001Fall3.25Dental HygieneFull time student/Resident of Pearl River County/Must maintain a 3.25 gpa while at PRCC
Estep, Jason and Shannon Scholarship$5004Fall3.25Not ApplicableFull time student/Residents of Pearl River County/Must maintain a 3.25 gpa while at PRCC
Estey, Dr. Wes and Dora Mae Eagle Scout Scholarship$500 per semester1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFull time student/Must have reached the distinction of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America, Inc.
Fletcher, Debra McMullen Memorial Scholarship$300 per semester1Fall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableFull time student/MS Resident/Maintain 2.0 gpa
Frierson, Herb and Cheryl Family ScholarshipAvailable Interest from Endowment1Fall/Spring3.0Vocational/Technical ProgramFull time student/Graduate of Poplarville High School/Vocational or Technical Program/Must not receive federal fund assistance
Galmiche, Mae Moody Memorial ScholarshipTuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Pearl River County resident
Gandy, Arthur Moore and Jessie Mae Smith ScholarshipTuition each semester1Fall/Spring2.0Business or EducationRecipient must have graduated from a Pearl River County High School
Ginn, James R. and Jackie Memorial Scholarship$500 per semester1Fall/Spring2.0Banking/FinanceFull time student, Banking/ finance major, must be a graduate of 1 of the 4 Hancock County high schools
Grant Family Scholarship$1,000 per semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.5Physics/Mathematics/Engineering/Math EducationFull time student/Physics, Mathematics, Engineering or Math Education Major
Griffing, Craig Nursing ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester1Fall/Spring2.5NursingNursing Major/From 6 Counties within College District/Minimum of 12 hours per semester/Some financial need
Griffing, Zoe McGovern Teacher’s ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester1Fall/Spring2.0EducationEducation Major to become a Teacher/From 6 Counties within College District/Minimum of 12 hours per semester/Some financial need
Hancock County Alumni Association Scholarship$1,000 per semester or available interest8Fall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Graduate of high school in Hancock County
Hancock/Pearl River County 40/8 Voiture and Le Femme Cabane 432 ScholarshipAvailable interest each semesterDetermined annually, based on earningsFall/Spring2.0NursingFull time student/Hancock or Pearl River County resident/Preference given to a sophomore
Hankins, Bruce ScholarshipTuition each semester1Fall/Spring2.5VocationalGraduate of Purvis Vocational Center
Harden, John C. Scholarship$250 per semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/ Full time student
Hartwig, Lynn Cook Memorial Scholarship$500 per semester1Fall/Spring2.5Health Related FieldFull time student/Demonstrates leadership qualities in school, church and other community service activities/Preference given to Hattiesburg Clinic employees or children of Hattiesburg Clinic employees
Hattiesburg School of Radiologic Technology ScholarshipAvailable interest each semester1Fall/Spring3.0Radiologic Technology (2nd year of program)Financial need will be considered /full time student/Recommendation made to the Scholarship Committee by the Radiologic Technology Director
Herrin, Francis and Joyce Scholarship$1,000 each semester or available interest2Fall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableFinancial need will be considered/Full time student/Preference given to a Jefferson Davis County resident
Herring, William “Dub” ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester1Fall/Spring2.5Preference given to Business Major, but not requiredFreshman student of high moral character and active in college organizations and/or athletics; very good GPA from high school.
Herzog CPA Company Accounting Scholarship$500 per semester1Fall/Spring3.0Accounting MajorFull time accounting student/Not receiving federal financial aid/Minimum GPA to receive of 3.75, must maintain 3.0
Hill, Dr. Kyle Band Scholarship$200 per semester1Fall/Spring2.0Preference given to a Music Major, but not requiredFull time student/Preference to Music Education/Must maintain a 2.75 GPA
Hill, Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Dental Hygiene ScholarshipTuition each semester2Fall/Spring2.5Dental Hygiene TechnologyStudent must be a Mississippi resident beginning his/her second year in the Dental Hygiene Program; student must be full time and not receiving government assistance through the Pell Grant Program
Hinton, Debbie Memorial Scholarship$250 per semester1Fall2.5Surgical TechnologyFull time surgical technology student/Minimum gpa of 2.50/Letter of recommendation from SUT Program Director/Letter of recommendation from SUT Instructor
Holden, Dobie Memorial ScholarshipTuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableFull time student/Resident of PRCC district/Must not receive more than $900 above published cost of college fees
Holden, Earlora  Christian Athlete ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester1Fall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableFull time student/Sophomore/Must maintain 2.50 gpa/Awarded to a student making a significant impact on fellow PRCC students for Christ/Member of PRCC FCA
Holden, Warren and Virginia Rawls Memorial Scholarship$500 per semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student
Holston, Missy Mooney Memorial FundTuition & Books1Fall/Spring2.0EducationFinancial need/Full time student/Graduate of Pearl River County High School majoring in Education
Hope Haven ScholarshipTuition each semesterVariesFall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableMust have been in the Foster Care System for one year or longer; must demonstrate financial need
Hough, Mary D. Memorial ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring3.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/ Full time student/ Member of a Christian church/ Should reflect excellent character and moral standards by displaying high regard and a positive attitude toward his or her church, school, community, and nation/ Must be a graduate of a Pearl River County high school
House, Jessica Victoria Memorial ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester1Fall/Spring2.0Allied Health or NursingAttends PRCC Forrest County Center; Cannot receive Pell or Government Assistance; Must show financial need
Houston, John Family ScholarshipTuition each semester1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Resident of PRCC six county district/Preference given to a non-traditional student
Hudson, Betty Lou Courtney Memorial Scholarship$375 per semester1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableAwarded to a graduate of Prentiss Christian School
Hurst, L.A., Jr. Endowed ScholarshipTuition each semester or available interestDetermined annually, based on earningsFall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/High moral character and proven leadership abilities
James, Eric “Poncho” Wildcat Scholarship$625 per semester2Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFull time student
Kendrick, Naomi Memoral ScholarshipOne-Half Tuition or Available Interest1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFull time student/Must retain a 2.00 gpa each semester/Any remaining balance on scholarship must be returned to the Donor’s Fund
Kohler Ready to Work Scholarship$1,500 per semester2Fall/Spring2.0ElectronicsSecond Year Electronics Student/Attends Forrest County Center
Laborde, Hannah Memorial Scholarship$500/semester for demonstrated need/emergencyN/AFall/Spring2.5ADNEnrolled in PRCC ADN Program/Maintain 2.5 GPA/Must be a servant heart and nominated by faculty
Ladner, Louis and Catherine Auto Mechanics Scholarship$1000 per semester2Fall/Spring2.0Awarded to two students in Auto Mechanics program Cannot be receiving federal assistance
Langnecker, Ken ScholarshipAvailable interest per semester1Fall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Graduate of Poplarville High School/ Must possess high moral character
Lee, Berlon Scholarship$250 per semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Resident of Marion or Hancock County
Lossett, Amy Probst ScholarshipTuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.0First preference given to a religion major/ Second preference given to a Journalism or Secondary Education majorFull time student/Female/Sophomore/Must have been a resident of Pearl River County for at least five years
Lowe, Virginia Mauldin Memorial Scholarship$500 per semester1Fall/Spring2.0Art or EducationFinancial need/Graduate of Poplarville High School
Magee, Virginia A. (Memorial) Nursing Scholarship$250 per semester1Fall/Spring2.0LPNLPN Student/Full time student/Financial Need/Pearl River County resident/Essay Review
Making The Difference Scholarship (Williams Family Scholarship)One-half tuition each semester2Fall/Spring2.0Awarded to one male and one female student; major in Business, Marketing, or FinanceCandidates should have shown leadership qualities among their peers
Malone, Dr. Thomas J. and Patricia Honors Institute Scholarship$1,250 per semester2 students who are members of the Honors InstituteFall/Spring3.4Not ApplicableFull time student – unused funds will be returned to the Foundation Scholarship Program
Malone, W.M. & J.T. Choral Scholarship$250 per semester1Fall/Spring2.75Choral Music Education or in Choral GroupFull time student/Maintain 2.75 GPA/Majoring in Choral Music Education or student in choral group in financial need
Manton, Coach Douglas Memorial ScholarshipTBD1Fall/Spring2.0N/AFull time student/Financial need
Marion/Jefferson Davis County Alumni Association ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester or available interestTBDFall/Spring3.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Must be a graduate of a Marion County or Jefferson Davis County high school
McArthur, Robert A., Sr. Memorial ScholarshipTuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.5Drafting and Design TechnologyFinancial need/Full time student/Preference given to a resident of Hancock County
McCann, Walter Instrumentation/Electronics Scholarship$5002Fall2.0Instrumentation or ElectronicsFinancial need, preferably receiving no financial aid
McDonald, Katrina Overall Memorial ScholarshipFull TuitionTBDFall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableFreshman/Full time student/Financial need with little or no grant funding/Bay High School graduate/Any field of study
McGill, Pamela M. Memorial ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.5Journalism, Communications, or EducationFinancial need/Full time student/Graduate of Poplarville High School
McPhail, Larry L. Sportswriter Scholarship$300 per semester1Fall/Spring2.0Sports Writing or JournalismFinancial need/Full time student/Funds Returned to Donor’s Fund if Not Used
Mississippi Power Heritage ScholarshipAvailable interest per semesterDetermined annuallyFall/Spring2.5Career Technical Specific

Enrollment in of of the following career/technical programs: Apprentice Electric Lineman/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Instrumentation and Controls Technology/Utility Lineman Technology

Must be a resident within the 23 county service area or Kemper County/2.5 GPA applicable only to graduating seniors/U.S. Citizen

Moody, J.S. and Kathryn Scholarship$600 per semester1Fall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableFull time student/Academic or Vocational student within PRCC six county district
Navoy, Angelina Barbieri Memorial Scholarship$500 per semester or available interest (whichever is less)1Fall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time/Graduate of a Pearl River County high school or have GED equivalency
Nicholson, Arthur B. Memorial ScholarshipTuition, Room and Board each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.0EducationFinancial need/Full time student/Active involvement in community and school activities
Odom, Charlotte Associate Degree Nursing ScholarshipAmount varies per semester1Fall/Spring2.5Associate Degree NursingADN Student/Financial Need/Essay Required
Parish Tractor Company ScholarshipOne-half tuition per semester1Fall/Spring2.0Vocational Trade ProgramFull time student/Graduate of Prentiss Christian
Patten, Ray Memorial Scholarship$250 per semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.0Music EducationFinancial need/Full time student/Sophomore
Pearl River County Alumni Chapter ScholarshipOne-half tuition per semester3Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableOne recipient each from Pearl River Central High School, Poplarville High School, and Picayune High School
Pearl River County Bar Association ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring3.0Pre-Law or Paralegal StudiesPearl River County, Mississippi resident(minimum 1 year prior to award)/Financial need
Pearl River County Homebuilders ScholarshipTuition each semester1Fall/Spring2.50 in Career Technical CourseworkBuilding Trades ProgramGraduate of Pearl River County high school
Pearl River Kennel Club ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.0Pre-Veterinarian MedicineFinancial need/Full time student/Preference given to a graduate from a Pearl River County high school
Picayune Kiwanis Barker-Partridge Scholarship$1,000 per semester1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicablePearl River County resident/Has physical or mental disability
Picayune Lions Club Scholarship$250 per semester2Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Must register for the first fall semester following high school graduation and attend for four consecutive semesters/Must be of sound and good moral character/Must be a graduate of Pearl River Central High School, Picayune High School or Poplarville High School
Pierce, Max R. Automotive Vo-Tech Scholarship$2,255 for 1st semester; 2,081 for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th semesters1Fall/Spring2.5AutomotiveFianacial need/Full-time/Preference given to students from Forrest or Lamar Counties
Pigott, James Horris and Minnie Rae Scholarship$500 per semester or available interest (whichever is less)1Fall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableFull time student/Graduate of Picayune Memorial High School/May be retained for four consecutive semesters
Polk, Alma Stringer Memorial ScholarshipTuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Preference given to students of single parents/Preference given to a Marion County high school graduate
Poplarville Eye Clinic Scholarship$1,0001Fall/Spring3.0Science or MedicalFull Time/Science or Medical Major
Poplarville First United Methodist Etheridge Memorial Scholarship$300 or available interest1Fall3.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Member of a Christian church and should reflect excellent character and moral standards
Posey, Buford Scholarship$500 per semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFull time student
Practical Nursing Faculty Scholarship$1501Fall3.5Practical Nursing Program at the Forrest County CenterFinancial need/Full time student/Absences not to exceed 18 hours during the semester
PRC Homemaker Volunteers Association- Hudnall, Lori Penton Scholarship$1001Fall2.5Not ApplicableFull time student/Must be a graduate of a Pearl River County high school
PRCC Board of Trustees ScholarshipTuition each semester1Fall/Spring3.00 for PRCC student; “B” average for incoming freshmanNot ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Must be a resident within the PRCC six county district
PRCC Development Foundation Honors Institute Scholarship$2,000 per semester, Freshman year only5Fall/Spring3.4Not ApplicableMust submit separate application for this scholarship/Minimum ACT Composite Score of 25/Minimum GPA of 3.4 from high school/Only offered to incoming freshman/Student should verify leadership responsibilites while in high school/Student should have been involved in high school and community extracurricular programs/Student must become enrolled as a member of the PRCC Honors Institute and meet and maintain the requirements set forth by the institute
PRCC Unrestricted Donors ScholarshipDetermined annually, based on earningsDetermined annually, based on earningsFall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Must be in good standing with the college
Raanes, Duane Family Scholarship$300 per semester1Fall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student
Regan, Jack and Nancy ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester2Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student
Robbins, Donald K. Memorial ScholarshipTuition Each Semester1Fall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableFull time student/ Must not be receiving Government Financial Assistance; Exhibits Leadership and is involved in campus and community organizations; Remaining balance is returned to Donor’s Fund
Robertson, Clark and Lucy Memorial ScholarshipTuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.00 for Voc/Tech program; 2.50 for an Academic programNot ApplicableRecipient can be receiving only a minimum of other financial aid/Full time student/Must be a resident of Marion County
Rogers, Margaret Fairley Memorial Nursing Scholarship$500 per semester1Fall/Spring2.5PRCC RN Nursing ProgramPreference given to Out of State student, but in state students will also be considered
Rotary Club of Hattiesburg, Dr. Milam S. Cotton Vocational ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring3.0Vocational ProgramFinancial need/Full time student
Rotary Club of PoplarvilleOne-half tuition each semester2Fall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableMust be a graduate of Poplarville High School; Must be a documented Leader in high school activities
Rouse, Norman Memorial ScholarshipTuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Graduate of a Pearl River County high school
Russell, Coach John and Miriam ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester1Fall/Spring3.0Not ApplicableFull time student; Exhibits leadership skills.
Saucier, Raymond and Annelle ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.5General StudiesFinancial need/Resident of Marion County/Preference given to a student who was home schooled, or who is a graduate of Columbia Academy/Student must submit an essay concerning past, present, and future life goals
Saulters, LaRue and Mary Jean ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.75Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Preference given to a resident of Jefferson Davis, Lamar, or Marion County, but it is open to all students
Seal, Cayce Memorial Scholarship$500 per semesterDetermined AnnuallyFall/Spring2.0Utility Lineman ProgramFull time student, Utility Lineman Program, resident of Hancock or Pearl River County, GED or homeschool
Seal, Leo W., Jr. Memorial Scholarship$2000 or available interest each semester4Fall/Spring2.5Pursuing a Degree in Banking, Engineering, Forestry, or Nursing, respectively.Financial need/Full time student/Must be residents of Hancock or Pearl River Counties
Seal, Lucy Prince Memorial Scholarship$2501Fall2.0Not ApplicableFull time student/ Financial need/Graduate of Hancock High School/ Non-Refundable
Smith, David R. Endowed ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring2.0Preference Pre- LawFinancial need/Full time student/May pursue General Studies coursework
Smith, Dolores Thomas & Martin T. Scholarship$500 per semester1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Graduate of Poplarville High School
Smith, Erlene McCarty Arts ScholarshipTuition each semester1Fall/Spring2.0Arts or Fine ArtsFull time student
Smith-Carver Criminal Justice Endowed Scholarship$2,000 per semester1Fall/Spring2.0Criminal JusticeFull time student/Sophomore/Pearl River County graduate
Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District Scholarship$75012Fall2.5Academic/Technical/VocationalTwo students awarded from each of the six counties within the PRCC district. One student in academic major and one student in technical/vocational major./For incoming freshmen/Must have a 2.50 gpa
Sprinkell, Michael Memorial Band ScholarshipAvailable interest1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/Member of the PRCC band/Preference given to a low brass player/Preference given to a resident from the Gulfport area
St. Michaels Foundation Academic ScholarshipTuition each semester2Fall/Spring2.0AcademicFinancial Need/Full Time student/Traditional Student/Preference given to Pearl River County students, but not required
St. Michaels Foundation Career-Technology ScholarshipTuition each semester4Fall/Spring2.0Career/TechnicalFinancial Need/Full Time student/Two Traditional Students and Two Non-traditional Students/Preference given to Pearl River County students, but not required
St. Michaels Foundation/Jacobs Well Ministries ScholarshipTuition each semester1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableStudent must be associated with Jacobs Well Ministries
St. Michaels Foundation/Ted and Naomi Kiern ScholarshipTuition each semester2Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFunded by the St. Michael’s Foundation, this scholarship benefits two full time, non-traditional students within the six county district service area who have been out of school or the educational pipeline for at least (5) years
St. Michaels Foundation/The Reverend Victor A. Menard & Family ScholarshipTuition each semester2Fall/Spring2.0Active member of Student Support ServicesFunded by the St. Michael’s Foundation, this scholarship has the following criteria: Financial need/Full time students within the six county district service area/Eligible and active member of Student Support Services program.
Steele, Annelle Memorial ScholarshipTuition each semester or available interest4Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableConsideration given to financial and family situation/Full time student/Member of a Christian church/Current graduate of Purvis High School/May be retained for four consecutive semesters
Stringer Academic ScholarshipTuition each semester1Fall/Spring2.5Math/Science/Fine Arts(Music)Marion County Schools graduate and preference to a student from Improve, MS/Must maintain a 2.50 gpa while attending PRCC
Stuckey, Dewayne Scholarship$750 per semester1Fall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Resident of Marion County/Active in community service
Sumrall, Amber Owens Memorial Softball ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester1Fall/Spring2.5Not ApplicableFull time student/Financial need/Graduate of West Marion High School/Participated in High School Softball/Incoming Freshman/Must maintain a 2.50 gpa
Sutherland, R.E.L. Memorial ScholarshipTuition each semester or available interest1Fall/Spring3.0Not ApplicableFull time student/Recipient must be of high moral character
Tate, Diane and Daphne Memorial Scholarship$500 per semester or available interest2Fall/Spring2.5NursingFinancial need/Graduate of Picayune High School/Scholarship is given for two (2) semesters only/Freshman student
Templeton, Jean Baughman Wessel ScholarshipAvailable interest1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFull time student
Thomas, Henry “Rudy” and Carolyn Smith Memorial ScholarshipTuition and 1/2 the cost of books each semester1Fall/Spring3.0Education or study toward a B.S. Degree in NursingFinancial need, but must not qualify for Federally funded Pell grant/Full time student/Freshman/Graduate of Pearl River County high school/May be retained for four consecutive semesters
Tynes, Ronald P. “A Hand Up” Scholarship$1,000 each semester1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFull time student on Poplarville campus/Graduate from Hattiesburg, Petal or Oak Grove High School
Waits, Mike and Pam Engineering ScholarshipTuition each semester1Fall/Spring2.5Math or ScienceFull time student/Majoring in Math or Science (Pre-engineering preference)/From within six county PRCC district
Weathers Career-Tech ScholarshipTuition each semester1Fall/Spring2.0Career TechnicalFull time student/Financial need/Career-Tech field
White, Hugh and Juanita ScholarshipTuition each semester or available interest2Fall/Spring2.75Preference given to Nursing majors: One (1) in LPN program and one (1) in A.D.N. programFull time student/Graduate of Marion County high school
Wildcat Trace Disc Golf ScholarshipDetermined annually, with a minimum of $200 per semester1Fall/Spring2.5Not ApplicablePreference given to a resident of PRCC six county district/Must participate in two disc golf tournaments per semester/May be retained for four consecutive semesters
Wilkinson, Jack Sidney Fellowship ScholarshipOne-half tuition each semester2Fall/Spring2.0Biological or Physical SciencesFull time student/Preference given to students from Marion County
Williams, Cary and Ann Scholarship$1,000 per semester1Fall/Spring2.0Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/Priority given to student from Marion County
Williams, Monika Memorial Scholarship for Single Parents 1 2.5Not ApplicableFinancial need/Full time student/any major/student from Pearl River County/Single parent or a non-traditional student

***Any academic scholarship received by an athlete has a minimum GPA of 3.0.