Cedar Rapids, IA Area Scholarships

Cedar Rapids /ˈsiːdər ˈræpɪdz/ is the second-largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. The city lies on both banks of the Cedar River, 20 miles (32 km) north of Iowa City and 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Des Moines, the state's capital and largest city. It is a part of the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor of Linn, Benton, Cedar, Jones, Johnson, and Washington counties.

As of the 2010 United States Census, the city population was 126,326. The estimated population of the three-county Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the nearby cities of Marion and Hiawatha, was 255,452 in 2008. Cedar Rapids is an economic hub of the state, located in the core of the Interstate 380.

The Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is also a part of a Combined Statistical Area (CSA) with the Iowa City MSA. This CSA plus two additional counties are known as the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) Corridor and collectively have a population of over 450,000.

A flourishing center for arts and culture in Eastern Iowa, the city is home to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, the Paramount Theatre, Orchestra Iowa, Theatre Cedar Rapids, the African-American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa, the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance. In the 1990s and 2000s, several Cedar Rapidians became well-known actors, including Bobby Driscoll, Ashton Kutcher, Elijah Wood, and Ron Livingston. The city is the setting for the musical The Pajama Game and the comedy film Cedar Rapids.

Cedar Rapids is nicknamed the "City of Five Seasons", for the "fifth season",[clarification needed] which is time to enjoy the other four. The symbol of the five seasons is the Tree of Five Seasons sculpture in downtown along the north river bank. The name "Five Seasons" and representations of the sculpture appear throughout the city in many forms.

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Cedar Rapids, IA Area Scholarships

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Peter J. Phelan Memorial Scholarship

Creighton University

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Peter J. Phelan Memorial Scholarship

Creighton University

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Jay Gross Scholarship

University of Iowa

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Jay Gross Scholarship

University of Iowa

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Eva M. Byerly Student Fund

University of Iowa

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Eva M. Byerly Student Fund

University of Iowa

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Mildred Joslin Scholarship

Kirkwood Community College

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Mildred Joslin Scholarship

Kirkwood Community College

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Schools in and around Cedar Rapids, IA

Kirkwood Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,060 average out-state tuition; $4,860 average in-state tuition
Coe College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $42,090 average out-state tuition; $42,090 average in-state tuition
Mount Mercy University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $30,382 average out-state tuition; $30,382 average in-state tuition
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus
Four or more years; Private for profit; $15,327 average out-state tuition; $15,327 average in-state tuition
Capri College-Cedar Rapids
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit; $3,750 average out-state tuition; $3,750 average in-state tuition
ITT Technical Institute–Cedar Rapids
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,748 average out-state tuition; $17,748 average in-state tuition