Petoskey, MI Area Scholarships
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 5,670 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Emmet County.
Petoskey and the surrounding area are notable for being the setting of several of the Nick Adams stories by Ernest Hemingway, who spent his childhood summers on nearby Walloon Lake, as well as being the place where for Calliope, the protagonist of Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex, events take a severe and lasting turn. Petoskey was also the location where 50,000 passenger pigeon birds were killed each day in the late 19th century, prior to their complete extinction in the early 20th century. A state historical marker commemorates the events, including the last great nesting in 1878. One hunter was reputed to have personally killed "a million birds" and earned $60,000, the equivalent of $1 million dollars today.
Petoskey is also famous for a high concentration of Petoskey stones, the state stone of Michigan. Petoskey is the birthplace of information theorist Claude Shannon and Civil War historian Bruce Catton and is the boyhood home of singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens.
The name "Petoskey" is said to mean "where the light shines through the clouds" in the language of the Odawa Indians (Little Traverse Bay Band), who are the original inhabitants. The Petoskey stone and the city were named after Chief Ignatius Petosega (1787–1885), who founded the community. Petosega's father was a French Canadian fur trader and his mother was an Odawa (Ottawa) Indian.
This city was the northern terminus of the Chicago and West Michigan Railway.
Schools in and around Petoskey, MI
North Central Michigan College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,128 average out-state tuition; $3,198 average in-state tuition
Northwestern Michigan College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,000 average out-state tuition; $4,700 average in-state tuition
Kirtland Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,940 average out-state tuition; $3,570 average in-state tuition
Houghton Lake Institute of Cosmetology LLC
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Alpena Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,940 average out-state tuition; $4,620 average in-state tuition
Bay Mills Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $2,380 average out-state tuition; $2,380 average in-state tuition
Baker College of Cadillac
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $7,560 average out-state tuition; $7,560 average in-state tuition
Popular Majors in Petoskey
- General Studies
- Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Nursing - Registered Nurse Training (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
- Accounting Technician and Bookkeeper
- Physical Sciences
- Early Childhood Education
- Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
- System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management
- Business Administration and Management
- Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
- Criminal Justice/Police Science
- Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding
- Legal Assistant/Paralegal
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)
- Hospitality Administration/Management
- Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations
- Computer Systems Technician