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Pontiac, MI Area Scholarships

Pontiac (/ˈpɒntiæk, ˈpɒni-/) is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, located in Metro Detroit. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 59,515. It is the county seat of Oakland County and about 12 miles (19 km) north and slightly west of the Detroit city limits.

Founded in 1818, Pontiac is notably the second European-American organized settlement in Michigan within close proximity to Detroit, second only to Dearborn. It was named after Pontiac, a war chief of the Ottawa people who had occupied the area before the European settlers. The city achieved its widest reputation for its General Motors automobile manufacturing plants of the 20th century, which were the basis of its economy and contributed to the wealth of the region. These included Fisher Body, Pontiac East Assembly (a.k.a. Truck & Coach/Bus), which manufactured GMC products, and the Pontiac Motor Division. In the city's heyday, this was the primary automobile assembly plant where the famed Pontiac cars were produced, a brand that was named after the city. (The Pontiac name was discontinued by General Motors in 2010.) The City of Pontiac also was home to Oakland Motor Car Company, which was acquired by General Motors in 1909.

In 1975, the city built the Pontiac Silverdome, the stadium that hosted the Detroit Lions of the National Football League from 1975 to 2001, when the team returned to Downtown Detroit at Ford Field. Super Bowl XVI was played at the Silverdome in 1982. After 2001, the stadium continued to be used for concerts and other events until it was demolished in 2017.

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Pontiac, MI Area Scholarships

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Pontiac Central War Memorial Scholarship

University of Michigan

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Pontiac Central War Memorial Scholarship

University of Michigan

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Isaac Jones Memorial Scholarship

Oakland University

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Isaac Jones Memorial Scholarship

Oakland University

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Pontiac Central Senior High School Endowed Scholarship

Wayne State University

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Pontiac Central Senior High School Endowed Scholarship

Wayne State University

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March 01, 2020
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Pontiac Senior High School Scholarship

Central Michigan University

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Pontiac Senior High School Scholarship

Central Michigan University

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Schools in and around Pontiac, MI

Dorsey Business Schools-Waterford Pontiac
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit; $19,872 average out-state tuition; $19,872 average in-state tuition