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Harrisburg, PA Area Scholarships

Harrisburg (/ˈhærɪsbɜːrɡ/ HARR-iss-burg; Pennsylvania German: Harrisbarrig)[citation needed] is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. With a population of 49,192, it is the 15th largest city in the Commonwealth. It lies on the east bank of the Susquehanna River, 107 miles (172 km) west of Philadelphia. Harrisburg is the anchor of the Susquehanna Valley metropolitan area, which had a 2017 estimated population of 571,903, making it the third most populous in Pennsylvania and 96th most populous in the United States.

Harrisburg played a notable role in American history during the Westward Migration, the American Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. During part of the 19th century, the building of the Pennsylvania Canal and later the Pennsylvania Railroad allowed Harrisburg to become one of the most industrialized cities in the Northeastern United States. The U.S. Navy ship USS Harrisburg, which served from 1918 to 1919 at the end of World War I, was named in honor of the city. In the mid-to-late 20th century, the city's economic fortunes fluctuated with its major industries consisting of government, heavy manufacturing, agriculture, and food services (nearby Hershey is home of the chocolate maker, located just 10 miles (16 km) east).

The Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest free indoor agriculture exposition in the United States, was first held in Harrisburg in 1917 and has been held there every early-to-mid January since then. Harrisburg also hosts an annual outdoor sports show, the largest of its kind in North America, an auto show, which features a large static display of new as well as classic cars and is renowned nationwide, and Motorama, a two-day event consisting of a car show, motocross racing, remote control car racing, and more. Harrisburg is also known for the Three Mile Island accident, which occurred on March 28, 1979, near Middletown.

In 2010 Forbes rated Harrisburg as the second best place in the U.S. to raise a family. Despite the city's recent financial troubles, in 2010 The Daily Beast website ranked 20 metropolitan areas across the country as being recession-proof, and the Harrisburg region landed at No. 7. The financial stability of the region is in part due to the high concentration of state and federal government agencies.

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Harrisburg, PA Area Scholarships

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Allentown/Harrisburg Diocese Award

Alvernia University

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Allentown/Harrisburg Diocese Award

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Schools in and around Harrisburg, PA

Harrisburg Area Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,680 average out-state tuition; $6,330 average in-state tuition
Brightwood Career Institute-Harrisburg
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $23,900 average out-state tuition; $23,900 average in-state tuition
Widener University-Harrisburg Campus
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
ITT Technical Institute-Harrisburg
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $17,748 average out-state tuition; $17,748 average in-state tuition
Keystone Technical Institute
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit