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Monterey, CA Area Scholarships

Monterey (Spanish: Monterrey) is a city located in Monterey County in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. It stands at an elevation of 26 feet (8 m) above sea level, on a land area of 8.466 sq mi (21.93 km2).The 2010 census recorded a population of 27,810.

Monterey was the capital of Alta California under both Spain and Mexico. It was the only port of entry for taxable goods in California. In 1846, the U.S. flag was raised over the Customs House, and California became part of the United States after the Mexican–American War.

The city had California's first theater, public building, public library, publicly funded school, printing press, and newspaper. The city and surrounding area have attracted artists since the late 19th century and many celebrated painters and writers have lived there. Until the 1950s, there was an abundant fishery.

Among Monterey's notable present-day attractions are the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf and the annual Monterey Jazz Festival.

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Schools in and around Monterey, CA

Monterey Peninsula College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,720 average out-state tuition; $1,104 average in-state tuition
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $39,590 average out-state tuition; $39,590 average in-state tuition
Naval Postgraduate School
Four or more years; Public