Newport News, VA Area Scholarships

Newport News is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 180,719. In 2013, the population was estimated to be 183,412, making it the fifth-most populous city in Virginia.

Newport News is included in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. It is at the southeastern end of the Virginia Peninsula, on the northern shore of the James River extending southeast from Skiffe's Creek along many miles of waterfront to the river's mouth at Newport News Point on the harbor of Hampton Roads. The area now known as Newport News was once a part of Warwick County. Warwick County was one of the eight original shires of Virginia, formed by the House of Burgesses in the British Colony of Virginia by order of King Charles I, in 1634. The county was largely composed of farms and undeveloped land until almost 250 years later.[citation needed]

In 1881, 15 years of explosive development began under the leadership of Collis P. Huntington, whose new Peninsula Extension of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway from Richmond opened up transportation along the Peninsula and provided a new pathway for the railroad to bring West Virginia bituminous coal to port for coastal shipping and worldwide export. With the new railroad came a terminal and coal piers where the colliers were loaded. Within a few years, Huntington and his associates also built a large shipyard. In 1896, the new incorporated town of Newport News, which had briefly replaced Denbigh as the county seat of Warwick County, had a population of 9,000. In 1958, by mutual consent by referendum, Newport News was consolidated with the former Warwick County (itself a separate city from 1952 to 1958), rejoining the two localities to approximately their pre-1896 geographic size. The more widely known name of Newport News was selected as they formed what was then Virginia's third largest independent city in population.[citation needed]

With many residents employed at the expansive Newport News Shipbuilding, the joint U.S. Air Force-U.S. Army installation at Joint Base Langley–Eustis, and other military bases and suppliers, the city's economy is very connected to the military. The location on the harbor and along the James River facilitates a large boating industry which can take advantage of its many miles of waterfront. Newport News also serves as a junction between the rails and the sea with the Newport News Marine Terminals located at the East End of the city. Served by major east-west Interstate Highway 64, it is linked to others of the cities of Hampton Roads by the circumferential Hampton Roads Beltway, which crosses the harbor on two bridge-tunnels. Part of the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport is in the city limits.[citation needed]

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Newport News, VA Area Scholarships

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Siemens VDO Automotive Corporation Scholarship

Thomas Nelson Community College

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Siemens VDO Automotive Corporation Scholarship

Thomas Nelson Community College

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Loraine and Louis Drucker Scholarship

Thomas Nelson Community College

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Loraine and Louis Drucker Scholarship

Thomas Nelson Community College

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Up to $1,500

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Thomas Nelson Community College Educational Foundation Scholarship

Thomas Nelson Community College

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Thomas Nelson Community College Educational Foundation Scholarship

Thomas Nelson Community College

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Robert B. Smith Scholarship

Thomas Nelson Community College

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Robert B. Smith Scholarship

Thomas Nelson Community College

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Louise H. Young Memorial Scholarship

Thomas Nelson Community College

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Louise H. Young Memorial Scholarship

Thomas Nelson Community College

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Louise H. Young Memorial Scholarship

Thomas Nelson Community College

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Louise H. Young Memorial Scholarship

Thomas Nelson Community College

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J. Frank Benson Memorial Scholarship

Thomas Nelson Community College

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J. Frank Benson Memorial Scholarship

Thomas Nelson Community College

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Howmet Corporation Scholarship

Thomas Nelson Community College

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Howmet Corporation Scholarship

Thomas Nelson Community College

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Elizabeth Southall James Thompson Memorial Scholarship

Thomas Nelson Community College

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Elizabeth Southall James Thompson Memorial Scholarship

Thomas Nelson Community College

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Margaret Ann Webb Abbitt Memorial Scholarship

Christopher Newport University

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Margaret Ann Webb Abbitt Memorial Scholarship

Christopher Newport University

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Schools in and around Newport News, VA

Christopher Newport University
Four or more years; Public; $20,032 average out-state tuition; $8,236 average in-state tuition
Centura College-Newport News
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $15,750 average out-state tuition; $15,750 average in-state tuition
Riverside College of Health Careers
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit; $12,727 average out-state tuition; $12,727 average in-state tuition
Everest College-Newport News
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $11,700 average out-state tuition; $11,700 average in-state tuition
Tomorrow's Image Barber And Beauty Academy of Virginia
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit