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Reading, PA Area Scholarships

Reading (/ˈrɛdɪŋ/ RED-ing; Pennsylvania German: Reddin) is a city in and the county seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. With a population of 87,575, it is the fifth-largest city in Pennsylvania. Located in the southeastern part of the state, it is the principal city of the Greater Reading Area, and is furthermore included in the Philadelphia-Reading-Camden PA-NJ-DE-MD Combined Statistical Area.

The city, which is approximately halfway between the state's most populous city, Philadelphia, and the state capital, Harrisburg (as well as about halfway between Allentown and Lancaster) is strategically situated along a major transportation route from Central to Eastern Pennsylvania, and lent its name to the now-defunct Reading Railroad, which transported anthracite coal from the Pennsylvania Coal Region to the eastern United States via the Port of Philadelphia. Reading Railroad is one of the four railroad properties in the classic United States version of the Monopoly board game.

Reading was one of the first localities where outlet shopping became a tourist industry. It has been known as "The Pretzel City", because of numerous local pretzel bakeries. Currently, Bachman, Dieffenbach, Tom Sturgis, and Unique Pretzel bakeries call the Reading area home.

According to the 2010 census, Reading has the highest share of citizens living in poverty in the nation.

In recent years, the Reading area has become a destination for cyclists. With more than 125 miles of trails in five major preserves, it is an International Mountain Bicycling Association Ride Center and held the Reading Radsport Festival on September 8–9, 2017.

In April 2017, it was announced that an indoor velodrome, or cycling track, will be built in Reading as the first of its kind on the East Coast and only the second in the entire country. Albright College and the World Cycling League formally announced plans April 6, 2017, to build the $20 million, 2,500-seat facility, which will be called the National Velodrome and Events Center at Albright College. It will also serve as the Cycling League's world headquarters.

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Reading, PA Area Scholarships

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Schools in and around Reading, PA

Albright College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $42,404 average out-state tuition; $42,404 average in-state tuition
Alvernia University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $32,840 average out-state tuition; $32,840 average in-state tuition
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks
Four or more years; Public; $22,716 average out-state tuition; $14,214 average in-state tuition
Reading Area Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,700 average out-state tuition; $7,740 average in-state tuition
Pace Institute
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $6,840 average out-state tuition; $6,840 average in-state tuition
Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit; $10,178 average out-state tuition; $10,178 average in-state tuition
Empire Beauty School-Reading
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit