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Scranton, PA Area Scholarships

Scranton is the sixth-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is the county seat of Lackawanna County in Northeastern Pennsylvania's Wyoming Valley and hosts a federal court building. With a population of 77,291, it is the largest city in the Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a population of about 570,000.

Scranton is the geographic and cultural center of the Lackawanna River valley, and the largest of the former anthracite coal mining communities in a contiguous quilt-work that also includes Wilkes-Barre, Nanticoke, Pittston, and Carbondale. Scranton was incorporated on February 14, 1856, as a borough in Luzerne County and as a city on April 23, 1866. It became a major industrial city, a center of mining and railroads, and attracted thousands of new immigrants. It was the site of the Scranton General Strike in 1877.

People in northern Luzerne County sought a new county in 1839 but the Wilkes-Barre area resisted losing its assets. Lackawanna County did not gain independent status until 1878. Under legislation allowing the issue to be voted by residents of the proposed territory, voters favored the new county by a proportion of 6 to 1, with Scranton residents providing the major support. The city was designated as the county seat when Lackawanna County was established in 1878, and a judicial district was authorized in 1879.

The city "took its first step toward earning its reputation as the Electric City" when electric lights were introduced in 1880 at Dickson Locomotive Works. Six years later, the nation's first streetcars powered exclusively by electricity began operating in the city.[dubious – discuss] Rev. David Spencer, a local Baptist minister, later proclaimed Scranton as the "Electric City".

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Scranton, PA Area Scholarships

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Pauline Peck Memorial Scholarship

Keystone College

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Pauline Peck Memorial Scholarship

Keystone College

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John and Lucille Guzey Scholarship

Keystone College

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John and Lucille Guzey Scholarship

Keystone College

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Jack Donis '37 Academic Leadership Award

Keystone College

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Jack Donis '37 Academic Leadership Award

Keystone College

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Minnie McLean Scholarship

Marywood University

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Minnie McLean Scholarship

Marywood University

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Michael J. and Gwen Calabro Delfino Scholarship

Marywood University

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Michael J. and Gwen Calabro Delfino Scholarship

Marywood University

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Mary Moyles Ruddy and John J. Ruddy Scholarship

Marywood University

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Mary Moyles Ruddy and John J. Ruddy Scholarship

Marywood University

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Laura A. Davis Memorial Scholarship

Marywood University

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Laura A. Davis Memorial Scholarship

Marywood University

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Charles and Loretta Mulrooney Reilly Scholarship

Marywood University

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Charles and Loretta Mulrooney Reilly Scholarship

Marywood University

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Alice Marie and Anne Clare Ruddy Scholarship

Marywood University

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Alice Marie and Anne Clare Ruddy Scholarship

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Schools in and around Scranton, PA

University of Scranton
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $42,910 average out-state tuition; $42,910 average in-state tuition
Marywood University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $32,190 average out-state tuition; $32,190 average in-state tuition
Lackawanna College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $14,350 average out-state tuition; $14,350 average in-state tuition
Johnson College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit; $16,942 average out-state tuition; $16,942 average in-state tuition
Fortis Institute-Scranton
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $24,371 average out-state tuition; $24,371 average in-state tuition
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Four or more years; Private not for profit
Yeshivath Beth Moshe
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $9,000 average out-state tuition; $9,000 average in-state tuition