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Montgomery, AL Area Scholarships

Montgomery is the capital city of the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Montgomery County. Named for Richard Montgomery, it stands beside the Alabama River, on the coastal Plain of the Gulf of Mexico. In the 2010 Census, Montgomery's population was 205,764. It is the second most populous city in Alabama, after Birmingham, and is the 118th most populous in the United States. The Montgomery Metropolitan Statistical Area's population in 2010 was estimated at 374,536; it is the fourth largest in the state and 136th among United States metropolitan areas.

The city was incorporated in 1819 as a merger of two towns situated along the Alabama River. It became the state capital in 1846, representing the shift of power to the south-central area of Alabama with the growth of cotton as a commodity crop of the Black Belt and the rise of Mobile as a mercantile port on the Gulf Coast. In February 1861, Montgomery was chosen the first capital of the Confederate States of America, which it remained until the Confederate seat of government moved to Richmond, Virginia, in May of that year. In the middle of the 20th century, Montgomery was a major center of events and protests in the Civil Rights Movement, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Selma to Montgomery marches.

In addition to housing many Alabama government agencies, Montgomery has a large military presence, due to Maxwell Air Force Base; public universities Alabama State University, Troy University (Montgomery campus), and Auburn University at Montgomery; two private post-secondary institutions, Faulkner University and Huntingdon College; high-tech manufacturing, including Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama; and many cultural attractions, such as the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

Two ships of the United States Navy have been named after the city, including USS Montgomery.

Montgomery has also been recognized nationally for its downtown revitalization and new urbanism projects. It was one of the first cities in the nation to implement Smart Code Zoning.

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Montgomery, AL Area Scholarships

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Bennie Pulliam Coates - Montgomery Music Study Club Scholarship

The University of Alabama - College of Arts and Sciences

Varies March 01, 2020 See Details

Bennie Pulliam Coates - Montgomery Music Study Club Scholarship

The University of Alabama - College of Arts and Sciences

award

Varies

deadline

March 01, 2020
See Details

Dr. James F. Vickrey Jr. Scholarship

University of Montevallo

Varies March 01, 2020 See Details

Dr. James F. Vickrey Jr. Scholarship

University of Montevallo

award

Varies

deadline

March 01, 2020
See Details

Schools in and around Montgomery, AL

Alabama State University
Four or more years; Public; $16,656 average out-state tuition; $8,328 average in-state tuition
Auburn University at Montgomery
Four or more years; Public; $16,440 average out-state tuition; $7,320 average in-state tuition
Faulkner University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $19,160 average out-state tuition; $19,160 average in-state tuition
Huntingdon College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $23,639 average out-state tuition; $23,639 average in-state tuition
H Councill Trenholm State Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,140 average out-state tuition; $3,570 average in-state tuition
South University-Montgomery
Four or more years; Private for profit; $16,920 average out-state tuition; $16,920 average in-state tuition
Community College of the Air Force
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition