Davenport, IA Area Scholarships

Davenport is the county seat of Scott County in Iowa and is located along the Mississippi River on the eastern border of the state. It is the largest of the Quad Cities, a metropolitan area with a population estimate of 382,630 and a CSA population of 474,226; it is the 90th largest CSA in the nation. Davenport was founded on May 14, 1836 by Antoine Le Claire and was named for his friend George Davenport, a former English sailor who served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812, served as a supplier Fort Armstrong, worked as a fur trader with the American Fur Company, and was appointed a quartermaster with the rank of colonel during the Black Hawk War. According to the 2010 census, the city had a population of 99,685 (making it Iowa's third-largest city). The city appealed this figure, arguing that the Census Bureau missed a section of residents, and that its total population was more than 100,000. The Census Bureau estimated Davenport's 2011 population to be 100,802.

Located approximately halfway between Chicago and Des Moines, Davenport is on the border of Iowa across the river from Illinois. The city is prone to frequent flooding due to its location on the Mississippi River. There are two main universities: St. Ambrose University and Palmer College of Chiropractic, where the first chiropractic adjustment took place. Several annual music festivals take place in Davenport, including the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, the Mississippi Valley Fair, and the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival. An internationally known 7-mile (11 km) foot race, called the Bix 7, is run during the festival. The city has a Class A minor-league baseball team, the Quad Cities River Bandits. Davenport has 50 plus parks and facilities, as well as more than 20 miles (32 km) of recreational paths for biking or walking.

Three interstates, 80, 74 and 280, and two major United States Highways serve the city. Davenport has seen steady population growth since its incorporation. National economic difficulties in the 1980s, resulted in job and population losses. The Quad Cities was ranked as the most affordable metropolitan area in 2010 by Forbes magazine. In 2007, Davenport, along with neighboring Rock Island, won the City Livability Award in the small-city category from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. In 2012, Davenport, and the Quad Cities Metropolitan Area, was ranked among the fastest-growing areas in the nation in the growth of high-tech jobs. Notable natives of the city have included jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Glaspell, former National Football League running back Roger Craig, and former two time WWE Champion and WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins.

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Davenport, IA Area Scholarships

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Todd C. Harold Johnson Memorial Scholarship - BHCQC

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Todd C. Harold Johnson Memorial Scholarship - BHCQC

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Marian Walters Health Occupations Scholarship

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Marian Walters Health Occupations Scholarship

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Schools in and around Davenport, IA

Kaplan University-Davenport Campus
Four or more years; Private for profit; $13,356 average out-state tuition; $13,356 average in-state tuition
Saint Ambrose University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $29,736 average out-state tuition; $29,736 average in-state tuition
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $8,991 average out-state tuition; $8,991 average in-state tuition
Eastern Iowa Community College District
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,104 average out-state tuition; $4,960 average in-state tuition
Hamilton Technical College
Four or more years; Private for profit; $14,250 average out-state tuition; $14,250 average in-state tuition
Capri College-Davenport
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
La James International College-Davenport
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit