Little Rock, AR Area Scholarships

Little Rock is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arkansas. It is also the county seat of Pulaski County. It was incorporated on November 7, 1831, on the south bank of the Arkansas River close to the state's geographic center. The city derives its name from a rock formation along the river, named the "Little Rock" (French: La Petite Roche) by the French explorer Jean-Baptiste BĂ©nard de la Harpe in the 1720s. The capital of the Arkansas Territory was moved to Little Rock from Arkansas Post in 1821. The city's population was 198,541 in 2016 according to the United States Census Bureau. The six-county Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is ranked 78th in terms of population in the United States with 738,344 residents according to the 2017 estimate by the United States Census Bureau.

Little Rock is a cultural, economic, government, and transportation center within Arkansas and the South. Several cultural institutions are in Little Rock, such as the Arkansas Arts Center, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, in addition to the hiking, boating, and other outdoor recreational opportunities. Little Rock's history is available through history museums, historic districts or neighborhoods like the Quapaw Quarter, and historic sites such as Little Rock Central High School. The city is the headquarters of Dillard's, Windstream Communications, Acxiom, Stephens Inc., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Heifer International, the Clinton Foundation, and the Rose Law Firm. Other large corporations, such as Dassault Falcon Jet and LM Wind Power have large operations in the city. State government is a large employer, with many offices being in downtown Little Rock. Two major Interstate highways, Interstate 30 and Interstate 40, meet in Little Rock, with the Port of Little Rock serving as a shipping hub.

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Little Rock, AR Area Scholarships

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Charleen Hickey Memorial Scholarship

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas

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Charleen Hickey Memorial Scholarship

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas

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Schools in and around Little Rock, AR

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Four or more years; Public; $18,750 average out-state tuition; $6,495 average in-state tuition
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Four or more years; Public; $14,316 average out-state tuition; $6,540 average in-state tuition
Philander Smith College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $11,804 average out-state tuition; $11,804 average in-state tuition
Arkansas Baptist College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $8,760 average out-state tuition; $8,760 average in-state tuition
Baptist Health College-Little Rock
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit; $8,427 average out-state tuition; $8,427 average in-state tuition
ITT Technical Institute-Little Rock
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,748 average out-state tuition; $17,748 average in-state tuition
University of Phoenix-Little Rock Campus
Four or more years; Private for profit; $9,485 average out-state tuition; $9,485 average in-state tuition