Fine Arts Service Scholarships

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Each student that participates in the instrumental, vocal, and drama programs at Pearl River is eligible for a service scholarship*. Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of six semesters and do not have to be taken during consecutive semesters. Service scholarships within the Department of Fine Arts and Communications can be “stacked” with academic, other service scholarships, and State and Federal financial aid.  

Scholarship Contact Information:

Lauren Bond - lbond@prcc.edu

"Outstanding Musician" Scholarship

In addition, the Department of Fine Arts and Communications awards instrumental area “Outstanding Musicians” scholarships. Students audition through their director to qualify for a potential “Outstanding Musician” scholarship. 

Available Scholarships

Spirit of the River

The Spirit of the River is a vital part of the campus performing at football games, campus events, parades, and in exhibition at area marching competitions.

Full Tuition Service Award (Fall Semester) 
Includes:  
Marching Band and Drumline 
String of Pearls Dance Team – Audition 
Color Guard – Audition 

Marching Band and Drumline: Contact Jerry Pickering for more information at jpickering@prcc.edu 
String of Pearls and Color Guard: Contact Mike Bass for more information at mbass@prcc.edu 

Jazz Cats

The “Jazz Cats” tours the district high schools during the Spring semester and performs at various school and civic functions.

$800 Service Award (Fall & Spring Semesters) 
Audition – Auditions held at the beginning of the school year 

Contact Mike Bass for more information at mbass@prcc.edu 

Concert Band

The PRCC Wind Ensemble and Concert Band performs and rehearses during the Spring semester of each academic year. The Wind Ensemble gives a concert at the Pearl River Regional Band Clinic and both the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will give an end of semester concert.

Auditions are held in the beginning of each fall semester.

$1,200 Service Award (Spring Semester) 
Includes:  
Wind Ensemble or Concert Band 

Contact Mike Bass for more information at mbass@prcc.edu 

Honors Brass Quintet

The PRCC Honors Brass Quintet performs at functions on and off campus. In addition, it will be a recruiting ensemble that will travel to local high schools to represent PRCC in recruiting efforts.

Half Tuition Service Award (Fall & Spring Semesters) 
Auditions end in May each academic year or until spots are filled 

Contact Mike Bass for more information at mbass@prcc.edu 

Pep Band

The PRCC Pep Band performs during home basketball games during the spring semester. 

$300 Service Award (Spring Semester) 

Contact Andy Gilstrap for more information at agilstrap@prcc.edu    

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. The Voices will perform an average of 25 concerts each year.

¾ Tuition Service Award (Fall and Spring Semesters) 
First Round of Auditions: Early March 
Second Round of Auditions (Callbacks): Late March 

Contact Dr. LaDona Tyson for more information at ltyson@prcc.edu 

PRCC Singers 

“PRCC Singers” is an auditioned choral ensemble of 50-60 singers. The ensemble performs at various events both on campus and in the community.

¾ Tuition Service Award (Fall and Spring Semesters)  
Students audition via Zoom 
Auditions include a 90-second solo and a brief tonal memory portion 

Contact Dr. LaDona Tyson for more information at ltyson@prcc.edu 

Pop Choir 

$400 Service Award (Fall and Spring Semesters) 

Non-auditioned group 

Contact LaDona Tyson for more information at ltyson@prcc.edu.

Visual Art

Contact PRCC Fine Arts Department at 601-403-1438.

Theatre

Theatre scholarships are available. 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.

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