Service Scholarships

About

Service Scholarships at Pearl River Community College provide financial assistance for students who participate in a variety of campus activities and organizations.

Scholarship Contact Information:

finaid@prcc.edu

How to Apply

Contact the appropriate office at Pearl River Community College to apply for specific scholarships.

Available Service Scholarships

Band

Marching band (including color guard), concert band, and jazz band scholarships are available.

Contact band directors, Mike Bass at mbass@prcc.edu or 601-403-1168 or Jerry Pickering at jpickering@prcc.edu or 601-403-1472, or contact the Department of Fine Arts at 601-403-1438 for audition information and scholarship amounts. 

Click here to visit the PRCC band page.

Cheerleader

The scholarship is full tuition for the fall semester and a half-tuition scholarship for the spring semester.

Contact Sarah Smith, Cheerleader Coach at scsmith@prcc.edu for more information.

Currents/Rapids Choirs

The scholarship is 3/4 tuition for both the fall and spring semesters.

For information about Currents/Rapids, PRCC Singers and Voices contact LaDona Tyson at ltyson@prcc.edu or 601-403-1272 or contact the Department of Fine Arts at 601-403-1438.

Click here to visit the PRCC choir page.

Housing (Resident Assistant)

Resident Assistants assist their Head Resident throughout the school year. For more information on the Resident Assistant position, please see the RA application.

Scholarship is the value of room and board per semester. An application for Resident Assistant may be found here.

Mascot

Scholarship is $250 to full tuition per semester. Contact Sarah Smith, Cheerleader Coach at scsmith@prcc.edu for more information.

PRCC Singers

Scholarship is the value of three-quarters of regular tuition per semester.  Audition is required.

For more information about PRCC Singers, contact LaDona Tyson at ltyson@prcc.edu or 601-403-1272.

Click here to visit the PRCC choir page.

Recruitment Team/River Navigators

Are you interested in being a campus leader? Apply to become a River Navigator at PRCC! River Navigators serve as the student recruitment team and represent PRCC to future Wildcats and their families. River Navigators provide campus tours, assist with recruitment and school events, participate in community service projects and serve as hosts to a variety of groups who visit our campus. To apply to be a River Navigator, please complete the application located in Wildcat Web. To be considered for an interview, students must complete the online application along with submitting the other required documents to recruitment@prcc.edu. The Office of Recruitment will contact students selected for interviews in late May or early June. Students chosen to be River Navigators will participate in a training session during the summer and will be enrolled in a 1-hour college course. River Navigators will also earn a $500 scholarship each semester that they participate in. For more information regarding this scholarship, please contact Recruitment at recruitment@prcc.edu or call 601-403-1197

Sports Media (PRCC Athletics)

The primary role of the Sports Media Student Interns is to assist with the live streaming of PRCC Athletic events as camera operators. Student Interns also assist as producers of the live stream events and with photographing (photographers must have previous athletic photography experience) athletic and non-athletic PRCC events. The majority of work hours will take place during afternoons, evenings, and nights. There will be some required weekend events too. The scholarship value is up to $1,000 per semester. Students must maintain a schedule of a minimum of 15 semester credit hours and a 2.5 GPA. Contact Richard Gleber for more information at rgleber@prcc.edu.

Click here to apply!

String of Pearls Dance Team

The service scholarship is full-tuition for the fall semester and $1,200 for the spring semester.

Contact the String of Pearls director, Kara Fleming at kfleming@prcc.edu, or contact the Department of Fine Arts at 601-403-1438 for audition information and amounts.

Student Athletic Training

The Athletic Training Profession is a rapidly growing profession in a variety of environments which include:  secondary schools, law enforcement, industries, and the military. 

At Pearl River Community College, student athletic trainers assist Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) in every aspect of their jobs.  Athletic Trainers are highly educated and skilled professionals that provide care to the physically active.  ATC’s specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses that occur to athletes on a daily basis.

Student Athletic Trainers are eligible for scholarships up to full tuition depending upon the student athletic trainer’s workability and work ethic.  The athletic training scholarship will not cover room and board and/or books and supplies. 

Scholarships are currently available during the fall and spring semesters with the possibility of receiving one during the summer if funds are available.

Call 601-403-1372 or click here for more information and online application.

Student Government

Awarded to the elected Student Government Officers. The scholarship for the President is $1625 per semester. Scholarships for the Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer are $500 per semester. (Freshman and Sophomore class officers are not included in this scholarship award.) 

Students holding Student Government Association (SGA) leadership positions are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Theater

Half-tuition service scholarships are available for both the fall and spring semesters.

Contact the theater instructor, Cory Squires at csquires@prcc.edu or 601-403-1172, or contact the Department of Fine Arts at 601-403-1438 for audition information and amounts.

Visual Art

Scholarships are available for various amounts. (both semesters)

Contact Matthew Gordon at mgordon@prcc.edu for more information.

The Voices

“The Voices” is an elite performing group at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, MS. They serve as representatives of PRCC, singing at campus, community, and recruiting events throughout the year. In recent years the group has performed at the Louisiana ACDA Conference, the Briarcrest Invitational, and the 2022 ACDA Southern Division Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The scholarship is the value of three-quarters of regular tuition per semester.  Audition is required.

For information about the Voices contact LaDona Tyson at ltyson@prcc.edu or 601-403-1272 or contact the Department of Fine Arts at 601-403-1438.

Click here to visit the PRCC choir page.

*PRCC reserves the right to alter scholarship amounts, regulations, and requirements as needed at any time.

All policies listed below are as of the 2022-2023 school year.

General Requirements

  • Scholarship eligibility is limited to a maximum of four consecutive semesters (fall/spring terms).  Exceptions to service scholarships for additional semesters may be allowed for programs of study that require more than four full-time semesters for completion.
  • Students forfeit scholarship eligibility if they cease to be enrolled at PRCC for any reason.
  • Scholarships will only be paid during regular fall and spring semesters. Scholarships may be paid during a summer term if the program is a one-year certificate program that requires a summer term enrollment to complete the program.
  • A student is permitted to receive only one Academic or Career/Technical scholarship at PRCC.  Multiple institutional academic scholarships cannot be stacked but can be combined with service and Development Foundation scholarships.

Academic Policy Requirements to Maintain Eligibility

  • Service scholarship recipients are required to maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester at PRCC.
  • Students holding Student Government Association (SGA) leadership positions are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Institutional scholarship (academic and service) recipients will be allowed one probationary semester if the GPA is below the the minimum requirement for any semester or if the student does not pass at least 15 credit hours.
  • If the student is not in compliance with the scholarship policy for a second semester, the student will no longer be eligible to receive the scholarship.  There is no appeal process for scholarship suspension.

Additional Policy Requirements

  • All institutional scholarships are applied to direct charges only (tuition, fees, room and board, and required educational supplies).
  • Students do not receive cash refunds from service scholarships.
  • Recipients with a credit balance on an institutional scholarship after assessment of institutional charges are able to utilize the credit at the bookstore for allowable educational supplies (textbooks, workbooks, etc.) for the student only.
  • All institutional scholarships will be subject to proration to stay within the student’s total cost of attendance budget.
  • Service scholarships (with the exception of athletic scholarships and resident assistant scholarships) will not exceed the cost of full tuition.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as federal funding can affect scholarship eligibility.

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