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Salt Lake City, UT Area Scholarships

Salt Lake City (often shortened to Salt Lake and abbreviated as SLC) is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah. With an estimated population of 190,884 in 2014, the city is the core of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which has a population of 1,153,340 (2014 estimate). Salt Lake City is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City–Ogden–Provo Combined Statistical Area. This region is a corridor of contiguous urban and suburban development stretched along an approximately 120-mile (190 km) segment of the Wasatch Front, comprising a population of 2,423,912 as of 2014[update]. It is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin (the other is Reno, Nevada).

The world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) is located in Salt Lake City. The city was originally founded in 1847 by Brigham Young, and other followers of the church, who were seeking to escape religious persecution in the mid-western United States. The Pioneers, as they would come to be known, at first encountered an arid, inhospitable valley that they then extensively irrigated and cultivated, thereby establishing the foundation to sustain the area's large population of today. Salt Lake City's street grid system is based on the north-south east-west grid plan developed by early church leaders, with the Salt Lake Temple constructed at the city's center.

Due to its proximity to the Great Salt Lake, the city was originally named "Great Salt Lake City"; however, the word "great" was dropped from the official name in 1868 by the 17th Utah Territorial Legislature.

Immigration of international members of the church, mining booms, and the construction of the first transcontinental railroad initially brought economic growth, and the city was nicknamed the Crossroads of the West. It was traversed by the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental highway, in 1913. Two major cross-country freeways, I-15 and I-80, now intersect in the city. Salt Lake City has developed a strong outdoor recreation tourist industry based primarily on skiing, and hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. It is the industrial banking center of the United States.

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Schools in and around Salt Lake City, UT

University of Utah
Four or more years; Public; $26,940 average out-state tuition; $7,697 average in-state tuition
Salt Lake Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $11,558 average out-state tuition; $3,319 average in-state tuition
Western Governors University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $5,780 average out-state tuition; $5,780 average in-state tuition
Westminster College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $33,040 average out-state tuition; $33,040 average in-state tuition
Neumont College of Computer Science
Four or more years; Private for profit; $22,950 average out-state tuition; $22,950 average in-state tuition
LDS Business College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit; $3,340 average out-state tuition; $3,340 average in-state tuition
Eagle Gate College-Salt Lake City
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $13,568 average out-state tuition; $13,568 average in-state tuition