American Legion Scholarships
American Legion Post #20 has established state scholarships for WCCS students. To be eligible, students must be residents of Alabama. The sons, daughters, grandsons, and granddaughters of veterans of World War I, World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam will receive first priority. Applications may be obtained from the WCCS Office of Financial Aid or from The Department Adjutant, The American Legion, and P. O. Box 1069, Montgomery, AL 36192. The application deadline is April 1 each year.
“DEMIUS K. JACKSON” MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
“DR. JAMES M. MITCHELL” SCHOLARSHIP
The James M. Mitchell Scholarship was established by the Delta Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., to honor the service and dedication of Dr. James Mitchell to Wallace Community College Selma and the city of Selma, Alabama.
MELSON SCHOLARSHIPS FUND
This scholarship will cover tuition and fees for $500 for a student studying math or science related majors. Scholarship is non-renewable and will be divided for use in Fall and Spring Semesters. The Scholarship Committee will review applications and the one which best meets the criteria of the scholarship will be selected as the recipient.
SIMPSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The money for this fund was donated by the Simpson Foundation. Interest income from this fund is used to award one-year tuition and fee scholarships. Recipients are selected by the Financial Aid Director of the College. To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, the student must be a resident of Wilcox County. The student must also be a new student and plan to enter a terminal degree program (Associate in Applied Science Degree Program) in the Academic Division of our institution or a Technical Division program. College/University Transfer programs are not eligible under the Simpson Foundation Scholarship. A recipient for the scholarship must maintain an overall “C” average in order to keep the scholarship. A recipient may re-apply for a one year renewal of the scholarship if he or she has maintained the appropriate GPA. Students wishing to apply for this scholarship should submit an application for the scholarship (available at the Office of Financial Aid) with copies of high school and college academic transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and an application for admission to the College to the Office of Financial Aid.
PRESIDENTIAL, ACADEMIC, TECHNICAL AND CERTIFICATE SCHOLARSHIPS
There are a limited number of scholarships available to qualified students. To qualify for these scholarships, students must first be admitted to the institution, complete a scholarship application, submit a transcript, verification of ACT scores, and two letters of recommendation from non-relatives. Scholarships are awarded to first-time freshmen and recipients of scholarships are notified in writing by the Scholarship Committee Chairperson. Deadline for submission of complete application packets is April 1.
To qualify for a Presidential Scholarship that covers tuition and fees, a student must have a composite ACT score of at least 26. To renew the scholarship for a maximum of four semesters, the student must be enrolled in at least 15 hours each semester and maintain a 3.25 GPA.
To qualify for an Academic Scholarship that covers tuition and fees, a student must have a composite ACT score of at least 22. To renew the scholarship for a maximum of four semesters, the student must be enrolled in at least 15 hours each semester and maintain a 2.75 GPA.
To qualify for a Technical Scholarship that covers tuition and fees, a student must have a composite ACT score of at least 16. To renew the scholarship for a maximum of four semesters, the student must be enrolled in at least 15 hours each semester and maintain a 2.50 GPA. This scholarship covers the Drafting and Design, Electrical Technology, Licensed Practical Nurse and Office Administration Programs.
To qualify for a Certificate Scholarship that covers tuition and fees, a student must have a 2.75 or above Grade Point Average. To renew the scholarship for a maximum of four semesters, the student must be enrolled in at least 15 hours each semester and maintain a 2.50 GPA. This scholarship covers the Cosmetology, Welding, Masonry, and Patient CARE Technician Programs.
Wallace Community College Selma is a member of the Alabama Junior College Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association. WCCS participates in varsity competition in men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball and men’s baseball. Athletic scholarships are available for all these sports. These scholarships may cover tuition, fees, and the loan of textbooks. Athletes must maintain a 2.0 GPA as determined by the NJCAA Rules of Eligibility to remain on scholarship status. For further information contact the Athletic Director at the College.
Economically Disadvantaged Scholarships
Employee Dependent Tuition Waiver Program
This tuition waiver program is designed for all full-time employees of The Alabama College System and their dependents. Any full-time employee of any public two-year college in the State of Alabama or of the Alabama Community College System Education is eligible to apply. Also, the spouse of any full-time employee and unmarried, natural or adopted children, or stepchildren of any full-time employee, residing in the employee’s household may be eligible for this scholarship. This program covers tuition only. Applications are available in the Office of Financial Aid or on our website. All applicants must be approved by the President. Recipients of this scholarship must maintain a cumulative 2.00 GPA.
Senior Citizens Scholarships
This is a free tuition program for senior citizens. To qualify, a student must be at least 60 years old, accepted into either the Academic or Technical Division of the institution, and taking credit courses towards a program of study. Please note that this scholarship does not cover any applicable fees.