The Educational Talent Search program located on the campus of Wallace Community College-Selma is a federally funded program designed to assist eligible individuals (ages 11 to 27) with enhancing their potential for academic and personal growth.

The program serves students in the Selma, Dallas and Perry County area.  The goal of the program is to encourage youth from disadvantaged backgrounds to complete high school and enroll into a post-Secondary educational institution of their choice.  For more information call 334.876.9290 of 334.876.9297.  For an application click to download: Talent Search Application

Participating Schools

  • Dallas County
    • Dallas County High School
    • Keith Middle/High School
    • Southside High School
    • Martin Middle School
    • Selma High School
    • R.B. Hudson Middle School
    • Tipton Middle School
    • School of Discovery
  • Perry County
    • Francis Marion High School
    • R. C. Hatch High School


  • Academic Tutorials (6th, 7th, & 8th grades)
  • Test Taking/Study Skills
  • Financial Aid Workshop (FAFSA)
  • Career Exploration and Aptitude Assessment
  • Peer Pressure/Self-esteem Workshop
  • Mentoring Program
  • Cultural Enrichment Activities
  • Workshops for Family Participation

Educational Talent Search Staff

  • Betty Bentley
    (334) 876-9244
  • Karen Bradsell
    (334) 876-9297
  • Sheila Theiss
    (334) 876-9294
  • Bettye Motley
    (334) 876-9301
  • Cindy Duck
    (334) 876-9324
  • Corey Bowie
    Recruiter / ABE Advisor
    (334) 876-9290
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George Corley Wallace State Community College (Wallace Community College Selma)
3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway   P.O. Box 2530   Selma, Alabama 36702-2530  
Phone: 334-876-9227
(c) 2014 Wallace Community College Selma

It is the official policy of the Alabama State Department of Education, including postsecondary institutions under the control of the Alabama Community College System and Board of Trustees, that no person in Alabama shall, on the grounds of race, color, handicap, sex, religion, marital status, creed national origin, or age, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment.

George Corley Wallace State Community College (Wallace Community College Selma) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science Degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Wallace Community College Selma.

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