PRCC recieves grant to help students with child care needs

Pearl River Community College has received a $25,000 grant from the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi to help students with financial need to cover child care needs.

The WAVES (Women Achieving Victories and Education Success) grant has been awarded to PRCC for the fourth time.

In the last grant cycle, 18 students were helped because of the grant.

Career and Technical Student Services Coordinator Tina Coleman serves as the program administrator. She hopes to exceed that number this semester. Six students in the program have completed their degrees so far.

The WAVES grant is changing lives by using a two-generation approach to education,” said Coleman. “By requiring participating day cares to have an education program, the Foundation is not only supporting the education of the student, but also the child.

“The goal is to offer opportunities for economically challenged students while closing the educational gap in early childhood education for their children.”

Students currently enrolled at PRCC are eligible to apply.

For future semesters, students can apply by visiting www.prcc.edu/academics/womens-foundation-mississippi-grant.

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