Topeka, KS Area Scholarships

Topeka (/toʊˈpiːkə/; Kansa: Tó Pee Kuh) is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. It is situated along the Kansas River in the central part of Shawnee County, in northeast Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 127,473. The Topeka Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Shawnee, Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, and Wabaunsee counties, had a population of 233,870 in the 2010 census.

The name Topeka is a Kansa-Osage sentence that means "place where we dug potatoes", or "a good place to dig potatoes". As a placename, Topeka was first recorded in 1826 as the Kansa name for what is now called the Kansas River. Topeka's founders chose the name in 1855 because it "was novel, of Indian origin and euphonious of sound." The mixed-blood Kansa Native American, Joseph James, called Jojim, is credited with suggesting the name of Topeka. The city, laid out in 1854, was one of the Free-State towns founded by Eastern antislavery men immediately after the passage of the Kansas–Nebraska Bill. In 1857, Topeka was chartered as a city.

The city is well known for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which overturned Plessy vs. Ferguson and declared racial segregation in public schools to be unconstitutional. Three ships of the U.S. Navy have been named USS Topeka after the city.

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Topeka, KS Area Scholarships

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Wiseman Scholarship

Washburn University

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Wiseman Scholarship

Washburn University

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Schools in and around Topeka, KS

Washburn University
Four or more years; Public; $17,808 average out-state tuition; $7,868 average in-state tuition
Washburn Institute of Technology
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public; $6,048 average out-state tuition; $6,048 average in-state tuition
Rasmussen College-Kansas
Four or more years; Private for profit; $9,360 average out-state tuition; $9,360 average in-state tuition
Regency Beauty Institute-Topeka
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
B Street Design School of International Hair Styling-Topeka
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Bryan University
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $13,810 average out-state tuition; $13,810 average in-state tuition