Marshall, TX Area Scholarships
Marshall is a city in and the county seat of Harrison County in the northeastern corner of Texas. Marshall is a major cultural and educational center in East Texas and the tri-state area. As of the 2010 census, the population of Marshall was about 23,523.
Marshall was a political and production center of the Confederacy during the Civil War and was a major railroad center of the T&P Railroad from the late 19th century until the mid-20th century. The city's large African American population and the presence of black institutions of higher learning made Marshall a center of the civil rights movement in the American South. The city is known for holding one of the largest light festivals in the United States, the Wonderland of Lights, and, as the self-proclaimed Pottery Capital of the World, for its sizable pottery industry.
Marshall is also referred to by various nicknames; the Cultural Capital of East Texas, the Gateway of Texas, the Athens of Texas the City of Seven Flags and Center Stage, a branding slogan adopted by the Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau.
On January 18, 2010, Dr. John Tennison, a San Antonio physician and musicologist presented to a group of Marshall citizens the findings of his research into the origins of Boogie Woogie music. He concludes that the music first developed in the Marshall area in the early 1870s in close connection with the T&P Railroad and the logging industry. On May 13, 2010, the Marshall City Commission unanimously passed an ordinance declaring Marshall to be "the Birthplace of Boogie Woogie."
Schools in and around Marshall, TX
Texas State Technical College-Marshall
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $9,144 average out-state tuition; $3,357 average in-state tuition
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $8,970 average out-state tuition; $8,970 average in-state tuition
East Texas Baptist University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $19,680 average out-state tuition; $19,680 average in-state tuition
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $23,120 average out-state tuition; $23,120 average in-state tuition
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $600 average out-state tuition; $600 average in-state tuition
Southern University at Shreveport
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,126 average out-state tuition; $2,024 average in-state tuition
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,168 average out-state tuition; $2,112 average in-state tuition
Popular Majors in Marshall
- Instrumentation Technician
- Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
- Elementary Education
- Industrial Technician
- Early Childhood Education
- Nursing - Registered Nurse Training (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
- Mechanical Engineering Technician
- Mass Communication/Media Studies
- Business Administration and Management
- Computer Science
- System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management
- Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
- Health and Physical Education/Fitness
- Occupational Safety and Health Technician
- English Language and Literature
- Athletic Trainer