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Williamsport, PA Area Scholarships

Williamsport is a city in, and the county seat of, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, United States. In 2016, the population was estimated at 28,834. It is the principal city of the Williamsport, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a population of about 117,000.

The city is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Central Pennsylvania. It is 131 miles (211 km) from Philadelphia, 166 miles (267 km) from Pittsburgh and 85 miles (137 km) from state capital Harrisburg. The city is renowned for its sports, arts scene and food.

Williamsport was settled by Americans late in the 18th century, and the town began to prosper due to its lumber industry. By the early 20th century, the town reached the height of its prosperity and the population has since declined by about a third from its peak of around 45,000 in 1950.

Williamsport is the birthplace of Little League Baseball. South Williamsport, a town nearby, is the headquarters of Little League Baseball and annually hosts the Little League World Series in late summer.

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Schools in and around Williamsport, PA

Pennsylvania College of Technology
Four or more years; Public; $20,790 average out-state tuition; $13,860 average in-state tuition
Lycoming College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $37,888 average out-state tuition; $37,888 average in-state tuition
Newport Business Institute-Williamsport
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $10,725 average out-state tuition; $10,725 average in-state tuition
Empire Beauty School-Williamsport
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Barone Beauty Academy
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit