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Philadelphia, often called Philly, is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863. Since 1854, the city has been coterminous with Philadelphia County, the most populous county in Pennsylvania and the urban core of the eighth-largest U.S. metropolitan statistical area, with over 6 million residents as of 2017[update]. Philadelphia is also the economic and cultural anchor of the greater Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis. The Delaware Valley's population of 7.2 million ranks it as the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States.

William Penn, an English Quaker, founded the city in 1682 to serve as capital of the Pennsylvania Colony. Philadelphia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 at the Second Continental Congress, and the Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. Several other key events occurred in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War including the First Continental Congress, the preservation of the Liberty Bell, the Battle of Germantown, and the Siege of Fort Mifflin. Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals during the revolution, and served as temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction. In the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center and a railroad hub. The city grew from an influx of European immigrants, most of whom came from Ireland, Italy and Germany—the three largest reported ancestry groups in the city as of 2015[update]. In the early 20th century, Philadelphia became a prime destination for African Americans during the Great Migration after the Civil War, as well as Puerto Ricans. The city's population doubled from one million to two million people between 1890 and 1950.

The Philadelphia area's many universities and colleges make it a top study destination, as the city has evolved into an educational and economic hub. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Philadelphia area had a gross domestic product of US$445 billion in 2017, the eighth-largest metropolitan economy in the United States. Philadelphia is the center of economic activity in Pennsylvania and is home to five Fortune 1000 companies. The Philadelphia skyline is expanding, with a market of almost 81,900 commercial properties in 2016, including several nationally prominent skyscrapers. Philadelphia has more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other American city. Fairmount Park, when combined with the adjacent Wissahickon Valley Park in the same watershed, is one of the largest contiguous urban park areas in the United States. The city is known for its arts, culture, cuisine, and colonial history, attracting 42 million domestic tourists in 2016 who spent US$6.8 billion, generating an estimated $11 billion in total economic impact in the city and surrounding four counties of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia has also emerged as a biotechnology hub.

Philadelphia is the birthplace of the United States Marine Corps, and is also the home of many U.S. firsts, including the first library (1731), hospital (1751), medical school (1765), national capital (1774), stock exchange (1790), zoo (1874), and business school (1881). Philadelphia contains 67 National Historic Landmarks and the World Heritage Site of Independence Hall. The city became a member of the Organization of World Heritage Cities in 2015, as the first World Heritage City in the United States. Although Philadelphia is rapidly undergoing gentrification, the city actively maintains mitigation strategies to minimize displacement of homeowners in gentrifying neighborhoods.

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Philadelphia, PA Area Scholarships

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Gucci Changemakers Scholarship Program

Gucci North America

Up to $20,000 December 31, 2019 See Details

Gucci Changemakers Scholarship Program

Gucci North America

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Up to $20,000

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December 31, 2019
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Harold E. Kohn Memorial Fund Scholarship

Community College of Philadelphia

$3,600 Varies See Details

Harold E. Kohn Memorial Fund Scholarship

Community College of Philadelphia

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$3,600

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Leaders and Achievers Scholarship

Comcast Foundation

$2,500 December 06, 2019 See Details

Leaders and Achievers Scholarship

Comcast Foundation

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$2,500

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December 06, 2019
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Philadelphia Scholar Award

Arcadia University

$2,000 Varies See Details

Philadelphia Scholar Award

Arcadia University

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$2,000

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James Hughes Memorial Scholarship

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

$1,500 Varies See Details

James Hughes Memorial Scholarship

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

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$1,500

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Harry E. Hunter Truth Scholarship

Community College of Philadelphia

Up to $1,000 Varies See Details

Harry E. Hunter Truth Scholarship

Community College of Philadelphia

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Up to $1,000

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Joel and Joan Bachman Scholarship - Penn State Abington

Pennsylvania State University, Abington

Up to $1,250 Varies See Details

Joel and Joan Bachman Scholarship - Penn State Abington

Pennsylvania State University, Abington

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Denise F. Carter-Onyirimba Memorial Fund Scholarship

Mansfield University

Up to $250 Varies See Details

Denise F. Carter-Onyirimba Memorial Fund Scholarship

Mansfield University

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Up to $250

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Sister Francesca Onley President's Scholarship

Holy Family University

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Sister Francesca Onley President's Scholarship

Holy Family University

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Robert S. King Scholarship

Community College of Philadelphia

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Robert S. King Scholarship

Community College of Philadelphia

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Schools in and around Philadelphia, PA

Temple University
Four or more years; Public; $27,528 average out-state tuition; $15,768 average in-state tuition
University of Pennsylvania
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $47,416 average out-state tuition; $47,416 average in-state tuition
Drexel University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $49,632 average out-state tuition; $49,632 average in-state tuition
Saint Joseph's University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $43,700 average out-state tuition; $43,700 average in-state tuition
La Salle University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $28,800 average out-state tuition; $28,800 average in-state tuition
Community College of Philadelphia
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $13,896 average out-state tuition; $9,264 average in-state tuition
The University of the Arts
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $43,100 average out-state tuition; $43,100 average in-state tuition