Erie, PA Area Scholarships

Erie (/ˈɪəri/; EE-ree) is a city on the south shore of Lake Erie and the county seat of Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. Named for the lake and the Native American Erie people who lived in the area until the mid-17th century, Erie is the fourth-largest city in Pennsylvania, as well as the largest city in Northwestern Pennsylvania, with a population of 101,786 at the 2010 census. The estimated population in 2016 had decreased to 98,593. The Erie metropolitan area, equivalent to all of Erie County, consists of 276,207 residents. The Erie-Meadville, PA Combined Statistical Area has a population of 369,331, as of the 2010 Census.

Erie is halfway between the cities of Buffalo, New York, and Cleveland, Ohio, and due north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Erie's manufacturing sector remains prominent in the local economy, though health care, higher education, technology, service industries and tourism are emerging as significant economic drivers. Over four million people visit Erie during summer months for recreation at Presque Isle State Park, as well as attractions such as Waldameer Park.

Erie is known as the "Flagship City" because of its status as the home port of Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship Niagara. The city has also been called the "Gem City" because of the sparkling lake. Erie won the All-America City Award in 1972, and in 2012 hosted the Perry 200, a commemoration, celebrating 200 years of peace between England, America and Canada following the War of 1812 and Battle of Lake Erie.

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Erie, PA Area Scholarships

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John M. and Gertrude E. Petersen Scholarship

University of Pittsburgh - College of Business Administration

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John M. and Gertrude E. Petersen Scholarship

University of Pittsburgh - College of Business Administration

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Schools in and around Erie, PA

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College
Four or more years; Public; $22,716 average out-state tuition; $14,214 average in-state tuition
Gannon University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $31,090 average out-state tuition; $31,090 average in-state tuition
Mercyhurst University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $34,050 average out-state tuition; $34,050 average in-state tuition
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Four or more years; Private not for profit
Fortis Institute-Erie
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $13,385 average out-state tuition; $13,385 average in-state tuition
Great Lakes Institute of Technology
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Erie Institute of Technology Inc
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $12,528 average out-state tuition; $12,528 average in-state tuition