POPLARVILLE – Eight Pearl River Community College sophomore students have received the PRCC STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each. All eight students major in a STEM related field. The scholarship is funded through NASA and was designated for the community colleges that are a part of the Mississippi Space Grant Consortium. Recipients include from left: Seated – Stanford Gwin of Purvis, Bailey Rester of Lumberton, Dana Jones of Hattiesburg, Belle Failla of Picayune and Jason Gibson of Carriere. Standing – Dr. Jana Causey, vice president for Forrest County Operations; Karen Bond, science, mathematics and business department chair; Jacob Grinder of Carriere, Turner Ames of Hattiesburg and PRCC President William Lewis. Bond serves as the NASA/MSSGC campus coordinator for PRCC.