Educational Talent Search - Tuscumbia Project

WHAT IS
EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCH?

Educational Talent Search is a program designed to help selected students finish their education. Its purpose is to assist 6th - 12th grade students in persisting through high school, graduating and enrolling in college or vocational / training schools after high school. Secondary or post secondary school dropouts are also assisted in re-enrolling in school or in obtaining a GED.

Services provided by Educational Talent Search are "Free". Trained staff visit area schools to provide personal development activities, academic couseling, and encouragement.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

The following criteria serve as a guideline for determining a student's eligibility for the Educational Talent Search Program:

  • Citizen or permanent resident of the U. S.
  • Family income after taxes falls within the Federal Income Guidelines. Applications must furnish income information.
  • Neither parent / legal guardian with whom the applicant lives completed a 4-year university degree before the applicant's 18th birthday.
  • Academic potential
  • At least 11 years of age
  • Needs one or more of the services offered by the program.

An application must be completed in full before a student can be selected to participate. Click below to download:

SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES

Academic Advising

  1. Study and Test Taking Skills
  2. Goal Setting / Decision Making Skills
  3. Course and Degree Selection
  4. Tutoring
  5. Career Exploration Activities

    1. Career Assessments
    2. Career Fairs
    3. Career Information
    4. College Enrollment Assistance

      • College Planning
      • College Visits
      • College Admission
      • Resume Writing for Scholarships
      • Reviews before ACT Test

      Financial Aid Workshops for Students and/or Parents

      • Grant / Loan Information
      • Scholarship Information
      • Assistance in Filing FAFSA (Pell Grant)
      • Assistance in Completing Scholarship Applications

      Personal Development Activities

      • Motivational Programs
      • Stress / Time Management
      • Job Skills / Interviewing / Resume Writing
      • Mentoring

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EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCH
HELPS YOU TO...

  • Prepare yourself to complete high school and enroll in a postsecondary program
  • Learn about careers available to you through postsecondary education
  • Apply for college and financial aid
  • Complete your education if you have dropped out of high school or stopped attending college before competing your degree

EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCH
TUSCUMBIA PROJECT
SERVES 6th THROUGH 12th GRADE
STUDENTS AT:

Colbert County HS
Colbert Heights HS
East Lawrence HS
East Lawrence Middle School
Hatton HS
Lawrence County HS
Moulton HS
R A Hubbard HS
Speake School (6-8)

DO YOU KNOW A STUDENT WHO WOULD
BENEFIT FROM EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCH?

Information may be obtained from the Educational Talent Search Office (NW-SCC, Tuscumbia Project) at the following address:

Educational Talent Search - Tuscumbia Project
Northwest-Shoals Community College
P. O. Box 2545
Muscle Shoals, AL 35662
(256) 331-5317 or 1-800-645-8967, Ext. 5317

Tuscumbia Project Educational Talent Search is a Federal TRIO program and is 100% federally funded for $256,872.
NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY
It is the official policy of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and Northwest-Shoals Community College that no person in Alabama shall on the grounds of race, color, disability, sex, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, or age, be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. Northwest-Shoals Community College complies with nondiscriminatory regulations under Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX Education Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation ACt of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to participate in its activities.
Northwest-Shoals Community College is committed to a Drug Free Learning and Work Environment through Education, Intervention and Enforcement.

Contact Information:

Director:
Lanetta Phillips
lanetta.phillips@nwscc.edu
(256) 331-5348
Northwest-Shoals Community College
Shoals Campus
Building 100, Career Center, Office 103


Program Assistants:
Talia Speck
tspeck@nwscc.edu
(256) 331-5317
Northwest-Shoals Community College
Shoals Campus
Building 100, Career Center, Office 101

Educational Advisor:
(Colbert County HS, Colbert Heights HS, Hatton HS)

Amber Fenn
afenn@nwscc.edu
Northwest-Shoals Community College
Shoals Campus
Building 100, Career Center, Office 101

Education Advisor:
(Lawrence County HS, Moulton MS, Speake School)
Beverly Bentley
babvote@aol.com
(256) 974-8496

Education Advisor:
(East Lawrence MS, East Lawrence HS, Mt. Hope School, Speake School,  RA Hubbard)

Joy Henderson
eagledm01@bellsouth.net
(256) 566-3192

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