“Talent Search” is designed to assist students in grades 6-12 and out of school students in the completion of their secondary or post-secondary education. The Educational Talent Search Program is offered at no expense to those individuals who qualify. Under the special clause in the federal guidelines of the TRIO programs, veterans, regardless of age, are eligible to participate in the Educational Talent Search program. Individuals with prior military experience who want to attend college to attain a degree are urged to contact the WCCS Talent Search office for assistance in this area. Also, individuals who attended college but withdrew before receiving a certificate or degree may be eligible for Talent Search. If you are a college dropout who wants to return to school, please contact the WCCS Talent Search office for assistance with admissions and financial aid, using FAFSA. For assistance with free scholarship, searches use sites such as  http://www.college-scholarships.com/free-scholarship-searches/

The WCCS Talent Search Dropout Reduction Program provides counseling and assistance to high school, postsecondary dropouts to help them get back into school or into a GED preparatory program. All dropout participants are encouraged to think about college enrollment once they receive a diploma or GED. Admissions information from the various two-year and four-year colleges and universities around the country is available to each participant.

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


  • “A” Honor Roll Luncheon
  • College Fair
  • Community Projects
  • Summer Camp
  • Senior Trip
  • Trio Day
  • Outstanding ETS Banquet
  • Educational Field Trip

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
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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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