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Fort Lauderdale, FL Area Scholarships

Fort Lauderdale (/ˈlɔːdərdeɪl/) is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, 28 miles (45 km) north of Miami. It is the county seat of Broward County. The city has an estimated population of 180,072 as of the 2017 census. Fort Lauderdale is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,158,824 people in 2017.

The city is a popular tourist destination, with an average year-round temperature of 75.5 °F (24.2 °C) and 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. Greater Fort Lauderdale, encompassing all of Broward County, hosted 12 million visitors in 2012, including 2.8 million international visitors. In 2012, the county collected $43.9 million from the 5% hotel tax it charges, after hotels in the area recorded an occupancy rate for the year of 72.7 percent and an average daily rate of $114.48. The district has 561 hotels and motels comprising nearly 35,000 rooms. Forty-six cruise ships sailed from Port Everglades in 2012. Greater Fort Lauderdale has over 4,000 restaurants, 63 golf courses, 12 shopping malls, 16 museums, 132 nightclubs, 278 parkland campsites, and 100 marinas housing 45,000 resident yachts.

Fort Lauderdale is named after a series of forts built by the United States during the Second Seminole War. The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale (1782–1838), younger brother of Lieutenant Colonel James Lauderdale. William Lauderdale was the commander of the detachment of soldiers who built the first fort. However, development of the city did not begin until 50 years after the forts were abandoned at the end of the conflict.

Three forts named "Fort Lauderdale" were constructed: the first was at the fork of the New River, the second was at Tarpon Bend on the New River between the present-day Colee Hammock and Rio Vista neighborhoods, and the third was near the site of the Bahia Mar Marina.

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Schools in and around Fort Lauderdale, FL

Nova Southeastern University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $28,980 average out-state tuition; $28,980 average in-state tuition
Broward College
Four or more years; Public; $1,968 average out-state tuition; $1,968 average in-state tuition
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,604 average out-state tuition; $17,604 average in-state tuition
Key College
Four or more years; Private for profit; $10,785 average out-state tuition; $10,785 average in-state tuition
City College-Fort Lauderdale
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $11,880 average out-state tuition; $11,880 average in-state tuition
ITT Technical Institute-Fort Lauderdale
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,748 average out-state tuition; $17,748 average in-state tuition
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $18,224 average out-state tuition; $18,224 average in-state tuition