Belmont, CA Area Scholarships
Belmont is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States. It is in the San Francisco Bay Area, located halfway down the San Francisco Peninsula between San Mateo and San Carlos. It was originally part of the Rancho de las Pulgas, for which one of its main roads, the Alameda de las Pulgas, is named. The town was incorporated in 1926. The population was 25,835 at the 2010 census.
Ralston Hall is a historic landmark built by Bank of California founder, William Chapman Ralston, on the campus of Notre Dame de Namur University. It was built around a villa formerly owned by Count Cipriani, an Italian aristocrat. The locally famous "Waterdog Lake" is also located in the foothills and highlands of Belmont.
One of two surviving structures from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition is on Belmont Avenue (the other is the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco). The building was brought to Belmont by E.D. Swift shortly after the exposition closed in 1915. Swift owned a large amount of land in the area.
Carlmont High School and Ralston Middle School are located in Belmont and are both Distinguished California Schools.
Belmont has attracted national attention for a smoking ordinance passed in January 2009 which bans smoking in all businesses and multi-story apartments and condominiums; the ordinance has been described as one of the strictest in the nation.
Schools in and around Belmont, CA
Notre Dame de Namur University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $29,610 average out-state tuition; $29,610 average in-state tuition
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
College of San Mateo
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,200 average out-state tuition; $624 average in-state tuition
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $1,013 average out-state tuition; $1,013 average in-state tuition
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $34,476 average out-state tuition; $34,476 average in-state tuition
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $40,050 average out-state tuition; $40,050 average in-state tuition
Palo Alto University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $13,731 average out-state tuition; $13,731 average in-state tuition
Popular Majors in Belmont
- Business Administration and Management
- Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Human Services
- Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Clinical Psychology
- Special Education and Teaching
- Public Administration
- English Language and Literature
- Management Science
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science
- Speech Communication and Rhetoric
- Political Science and Government
- Creative Writing
- Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts