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Michigan (/ˈmɪʃɪɡən/ (listen)) is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States. The state's name, Michigan, originates from the Ojibwe word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake". Michigan is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area, and is the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi River.[b] Michigan has a population of about 10 million. Its capital is Lansing and its largest city is Detroit. Metro Detroit is among the nation's most populous and largest metropolitan economies.

Michigan is the only state to consist of two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula, to which the name Michigan was originally applied, is often noted as shaped like a mitten. The Upper Peninsula (often called "the U.P.") is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile (8 km) channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. The Mackinac Bridge connects the peninsulas. The state has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world, being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair. As a result, it is one of the leading U.S. states for recreational boating. Michigan also has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds. A person in the state is never more than six miles (9.7 km) from a natural water source or more than 85 miles (137 km) from a Great Lakes shoreline.

The area was first settled by Native American tribes, whose successive cultures occupied the territory for thousands of years. Colonized by French explorers in the 17th century, it was claimed as part of New France. After France's defeat in the French and Indian War in 1762, the region came under British rule. Britain ceded this territory to the newly independent United States after Britain's defeat in the American Revolutionary War. The area was part of the larger Northwest Territory until 1800, when western Michigan became part of the Indiana Territory. Michigan Territory was formed in 1805, but some of the northern border with Canada was not agreed upon until after the War of 1812. Michigan was admitted into the Union in 1837 as the 26th state, a free one. It soon became an important center of industry and trade in the Great Lakes region and a popular immigrant destination in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Although Michigan developed a diverse economy, it is widely known as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, which developed as a major economic force in the early 20th century. It is home to the country's three major automobile companies (whose headquarters are all within the Detroit metropolitan area). While sparsely populated, the Upper Peninsula is important for tourism thanks to its abundance of natural resources,[citation needed] while the Lower Peninsula is a center of manufacturing, forestry, agriculture, services, and high-tech industry.

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Michigan College Scholarships

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Community College President's Scholarship-Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University

$2,000 Varies See Details

Community College President's Scholarship-Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University

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$2,000

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Michigan Sugar Queen Scholarship

Michigan Sugar Company

Up to $2,000 April 26, 2019 See Details

Michigan Sugar Queen Scholarship

Michigan Sugar Company

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Up to $2,000

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April 26, 2019
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Utah Phillips/J. David Singer Peace Scholarship

Veterans for Peace, Chapter 93

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details

Utah Phillips/J. David Singer Peace Scholarship

Veterans for Peace, Chapter 93

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Up to $5,000

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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

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Varies

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Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

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Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

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Matching Michigan Colleges

Michigan State University
Four or more years; Public; $40,024 average out-state tuition; $15,375 average in-state tuition
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Four or more years; Public; $48,814 average out-state tuition; $15,433 average in-state tuition
Grand Valley State University
Four or more years; Public; $17,376 average out-state tuition; $12,306 average in-state tuition
Central Michigan University
Four or more years; Public; $22,881 average out-state tuition; $12,093 average in-state tuition
Wayne State University
Four or more years; Public; $28,151 average out-state tuition; $12,264 average in-state tuition
Western Michigan University
Four or more years; Public; $13,776 average out-state tuition; $11,020 average in-state tuition
Eastern Michigan University
Four or more years; Public; $29,100 average out-state tuition; $11,919 average in-state tuition