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Detroit, MI Area Scholarships

Detroit (/dɪˈtrɔɪt/, locally also /ˈdiːtrɔɪt/; French: Détroit, lit. 'strait') is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County. The municipality of Detroit had a 2017 estimated population of 673,104, making it the 23rd-most populous city in the United States. The metropolitan area, known as Metro Detroit, is home to 4.3 million people, making it the second-largest in the Midwest after the Chicago metropolitan area. Regarded as a major cultural center, Detroit is known for its contributions to music and as a repository for art, architecture and design.

Detroit is a major port located on the Detroit River, one of the four major straits that connect the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The Detroit Metropolitan Airport is among the most important hubs in the United States. The City of Detroit anchors the second-largest regional economy in the Midwest, behind Chicago and ahead of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, and the 13th-largest in the United States. Detroit and its neighboring Canadian city Windsor are connected through a tunnel and the Ambassador Bridge, the busiest international crossing in North America. Detroit is best known as the center of the U.S. automobile industry, and the "Big Three" auto manufacturers General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler are all headquartered in Metro Detroit.

In 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, the future city of Detroit. During the 19th century, it became an important industrial hub at the center of the Great Lakes region. With expansion of the auto industry in the early 20th century, the city and its suburbs experienced rapid growth, and by the 1940s, the city had become the fourth-largest in the country. However, due to industrial restructuring, the loss of jobs in the auto industry, and rapid suburbanization, Detroit lost considerable population from the late 20th century to the present. Since reaching a peak of 1.85 million at the 1950 census, Detroit's population has declined by more than 60 percent. In 2013, Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy, which it successfully exited in December 2014, when the city government regained control of Detroit's finances.

Detroit's diverse culture has had both local and international influence, particularly in music, with the city giving rise to the genres of Motown and techno, and playing an important role in the development of jazz, hip-hop, rock, and punk music. The erstwhile rapid growth of Detroit left a globally unique stock of architectural monuments and historic places, and since the 2000s conservation efforts managed to save many architectural pieces and allowed several large-scale revitalizations, including the restoration of several historic theatres and entertainment venues, high-rise renovations, new sports stadiums, and a riverfront revitalization project. More recently, the population of Downtown Detroit, Midtown Detroit, and various other neighborhoods has increased. An increasingly popular tourist destination, Detroit receives 19 million visitors per year. In 2015, Detroit was named a "City of Design" by UNESCO, the first U.S. city to receive that designation.

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Detroit, MI Area Scholarships

name award deadline

Steve Smith Endowed Scholarship

Michigan State University

$10,000 Varies See Details

Steve Smith Endowed Scholarship

Michigan State University

award

$10,000

deadline

Varies
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Dennis W. Archer Foundation Scholarship

Wayne State University

$5,000 March 01, 2019 See Details

Dennis W. Archer Foundation Scholarship

Wayne State University

award

$5,000

deadline

March 01, 2019
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Lloyd M. Cofer/Multicultural Advancement Scholarship

Central Michigan University

$4,125 Varies See Details

Lloyd M. Cofer/Multicultural Advancement Scholarship

Central Michigan University

award

$4,125

deadline

Varies
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Howard Baker Foundation General Scholarship

Wayne State University

Up to $4,000 March 01, 2019 See Details

Howard Baker Foundation General Scholarship

Wayne State University

award

Up to $4,000

deadline

March 01, 2019
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Ordonez Family Scholarship

Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan

$1,250 March 15, 2019 See Details

Ordonez Family Scholarship

Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan

award

$1,250

deadline

March 15, 2019
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Joseph and Anna Seidel Educational Opportunity Scholarship

Western Michigan University

$1,000 Varies See Details

Joseph and Anna Seidel Educational Opportunity Scholarship

Western Michigan University

award

$1,000

deadline

Varies
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Edward Walker Endowed Scholarship

Wayne State University, College of Education

$1,000 Varies See Details

Edward Walker Endowed Scholarship

Wayne State University, College of Education

award

$1,000

deadline

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Charles Adams Memorial Scholarship

University of Michigan

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details

Charles Adams Memorial Scholarship

University of Michigan

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

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Alan R. Waterstone Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Wayne State University, Law School

Up to $500 Varies See Details

Alan R. Waterstone Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Wayne State University, Law School

award

Up to $500

deadline

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Beth Ann Blanchard Memorial Scholarship

Hillsdale County Community Foundation

$500 March 01, 2019 See Details

Beth Ann Blanchard Memorial Scholarship

Hillsdale County Community Foundation

award

$500

deadline

March 01, 2019
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Schools in and around Detroit, MI

Wayne State University
Four or more years; Public; $28,151 average out-state tuition; $12,264 average in-state tuition
University of Detroit Mercy
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $41,158 average out-state tuition; $41,158 average in-state tuition
Wayne County Community College District
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,574 average out-state tuition; $2,839 average in-state tuition
College for Creative Studies
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $41,040 average out-state tuition; $41,040 average in-state tuition
Marygrove College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $22,200 average out-state tuition; $22,200 average in-state tuition
Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $19,205 average out-state tuition; $19,205 average in-state tuition
Ecumenical Theological Seminary
Four or more years; Private not for profit