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Baton Rouge, LA Area Scholarships

Baton Rouge (/ˌbætən ˈruːʒ/ BAT-ən ROOZH; from French bâton rouge [bɑtɔ̃ ʁuʒ] (listen), meaning 'red stick') is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, it is the parish seat of East Baton Rouge Parish.

As its capital city, Baton Rouge is the political hub of Louisiana. It is the second-largest city in the state, with an estimated population of 227,715 in 2016. The metropolitan area surrounding the city, known as Greater Baton Rouge, is also the second-largest in Louisiana, with a population of 830,480 people as of 2015. The urban area has around 594,309 inhabitants.

Baton Rouge is a major industrial, petrochemical, medical, research, motion picture, and growing technology center of the American South. It is the location of Louisiana State University, the LSU System's flagship university and the largest institution of higher education in the state. It is also the location of Southern University, the flagship institution of the Southern University System, the only historically black college system in the nation. The Port of Greater Baton Rouge is the 10th-largest in the United States in terms of tonnage shipped, and is the farthest upstream Mississippi River port capable of handling Panamax ships.

The Baton Rouge area owes its historical importance to its strategic site upon the Istrouma Bluff, the first natural bluff upriver from the Mississippi River Delta. This allowed development of a business quarter safe from seasonal flooding. In addition, the city built a levee system stretching from the bluff southward to protect the riverfront and low-lying agricultural areas. The city is a culturally rich center, with settlement by immigrants from numerous European nations and African peoples brought to North America as slaves or indentured servants. It was ruled by seven different governments: French, British, and Spanish in the colonial era, West Floridian, United States territory and state, Confederate, and United States again.

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Baton Rouge, LA Area Scholarships

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Gene and Sylvia Duke Family Endowed Scholarship

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, College of Engineering

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Gene and Sylvia Duke Family Endowed Scholarship

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, College of Engineering

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E.J. Thomas/R.P. Courtney Leadership Scholarship

Louisiana State University - Ourso College of Business

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E.J. Thomas/R.P. Courtney Leadership Scholarship

Louisiana State University - Ourso College of Business

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Baton Rouge Chapter of the Ole Miss Alumni Association Scholarship

University of Mississippi

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Baton Rouge Chapter of the Ole Miss Alumni Association Scholarship

University of Mississippi

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Baton Rouge Area Scholarship - SELU

Southeastern Louisiana University

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Baton Rouge Area Scholarship - SELU

Southeastern Louisiana University

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Russell Lobdell Memorial Scholarship

Louisiana State University - Ourso College of Business

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Russell Lobdell Memorial Scholarship

Louisiana State University - Ourso College of Business

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Friends of the Corporate Law Institute Post-Katrina Scholarship

Tulane University Law School

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Friends of the Corporate Law Institute Post-Katrina Scholarship

Tulane University Law School

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Schools in and around Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Four or more years; Public; $8,038 average out-state tuition; $8,038 average in-state tuition
Southern University and A & M College
Four or more years; Public; $4,973 average out-state tuition; $4,973 average in-state tuition
Baton Rouge Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,315 average out-state tuition; $3,237 average in-state tuition
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $11,638 average out-state tuition; $11,638 average in-state tuition
ITI Technical College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $10,425 average out-state tuition; $10,425 average in-state tuition
Baton Rouge School of Computers
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Delta College of Arts & Technology
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit