WSCC Scholarships


Wallace State Community College-Hanceville offers a variety of scholarships. The appropriate scholarship committee reviews all completed scholarship applications.


Students must be an Alabama resident and a U.S. citizen to qualify for any scholarships except athletic and private scholarships. Recipients of athletic scholarships must be U. S. citizens.

Download the Scholarship Application


Presidential Scholarships are available to students majoring in an academic field of study at WSCC and will be awarded for up to 16 credit hours per semester. Presidential Scholarships are based on a combination of the ACT composite score, the cumulative grade point average, completed scholarship application, and an essay. ACT plus GPA must equal 30 (decimals will not be rounded up). The essay should be no more than 500 words and should be based on why you feel you are deserving of a scholarship and what you hope to accomplish as a result of receiving this scholarship.

Academic Excellence Scholarships are available to students majoring in an academic field of study at WSCC and are valued at $1250 per semester. Academic Excellence Scholarships are based on the ACT composite score, cumulative grade point average, completed scholarship application, and an essay. ACT score plus GPA must equal 27 (decimals will not be rounded up). The essay should be no more than 500 words and should be based on why you feel you are deserving of a scholarship and what you hope to accomplish as a result of receiving this scholarship.

Leadership Scholarships are available to students majoring in an academic field of study at WSCC and are valued at $1100 per semester. Leadership scholarships are based on a combination of cumulative ACT composite score, cumulative grade point average, completed scholarship application, an essay, and documentation of outstanding leadership and community service (to be listed on the application – no attachments). ACT score plus GPA must equal 24 (decimals will not be rounded up). The essay should be no more than 500 words and should be based on why you feel you are deserving of a scholarship and what you hope to accomplish as a result of receiving this scholarship.

Performing Arts Scholarships are awarded through the audition process and the amount awarded varies. Auditions are held during the spring semester. Contact the Music Department at 256-352-8277 for dates and application procedures.

Allied Health and Nursing Scholarships are available to students majoring in health care programs at WSCC and the amount awarded varies. These scholarships are based on the ACT composite score, cumulative grade point average (3.0 or better), involvement in clubs and organizations, and/or volunteer experience in a health-care environment. If your chosen field requires a minimum ACT score, your ACT score must be equal to or exceed the required minimum score. All Allied Health and Nursing Scholarship recipients must meet all admissions criteria for the chosen field of study. Scholarships will be voided if the student is not formally accepted into the chosen field of study.

Career/Technical Scholarships are available to students majoring in a technical field of study at WSCC and the amount awarded varies. Career Technical scholarships are based on technical achievement. If awarded a scholarship, you must take 75% of your classes in your major field of study. Additional academic classes may be taken toward an A.A.S. degree in the technical field.

IRAQI Operation Family Shield Tuition Waiver
Tuition scholarships shall be provided to children and spouses of Alabama service men and women who have been activated as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Such tuition scholarships shall be available only after all other federal financial assistance is applied. 

Requirements:                  

  1. FAFSA must be filed
  2. Application packet must be filed with the Financial Aid Office
  3. Packet must include: official copies of military orders, most recent tax returns, Pell grant eligibility, continued activation certification, spouse – marriage certificate;, dependent – birth certificate


GED Scholarship (One Free Class)
Upon completion of the GED test in the state of Alabama, students who have passed the exam after July 2002 qualify for a three-semester-hour, one-time scholarship award.


Senior Adult Scholarship Program
Students meeting institutional admission requirements, who are 60 years of age or older, are eligible for the Senior Adult Scholarship Program, which covers tuition only. The scholarship can be used for transitional and credit courses. Scholarships are limited based on availability of space.


WSCC Employee and Dependent Tuition Waiver
The tuition waiver program pays for tuition only. It is designed for all full-time and Salary Schedule H-35 employees of The Alabama College System and the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and their dependent as defined under Section II. An application form for the tuition assistance program is available at each institution and should be completed prior to registration for classes.

Click here for the Tuition Waiver Form.


Nicole Ricketts

Wallace State Community College
PO Box 2000
Hanceville AL 35077

nicole.dame@wallacestate.edu

Financial Aid Office
(256) 352-8182
(256) 352-8122 Office Fax
(256) 352-8228 WSCC Fax