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Arlington County is a county and census-designated place in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The land that became Arlington was originally donated by Virginia to the United States government to form part of the new federal capital district. On February 27, 1801, the United States Congress organized the area as a subdivision of the District of Columbia named Alexandria County. In 1846, Congress returned the land donated by Virginia due to issues involving Congressional representation and the abolition of slavery. The General Assembly of Virginia changed the county's name to Arlington in 1920 to avoid confusion with the adjacent City of Alexandria. Arlington County shares with a portion of the independent City of Alexandria (including the former town of Potomac) the distinction of being once in Virginia, then ceded to the U.S. government to form the District of Columbia, and later retroceded to Virginia.

The county is situated in Northern Virginia on the south bank of the Potomac River directly across from Washington, D.C. Arlington is also bordered by Fairfax County and the City of Falls Church to the southwest, and the City of Alexandria to the southeast. With a land area of 26 square miles (67 km2), Arlington is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States and has no other incorporated towns within its borders. Given these unique characteristics, for statistical purposes the county is included as a municipality within the Washington Metropolitan Area by the United States Census Bureau. As of 2012, Arlington County had a population of 220,565 residents. It would be the fourth-largest city in the state if it were incorporated as such.

Due to the county's proximity to Washington, D.C., Arlington is headquarters to many departments and agencies of the federal government of the United States, including the Department of Defense, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The many federal agencies, government contractors, and service industries contribute to Arlington's stable economy, which has made it one of the highest-income counties in the United States. Arlington is also the location of national memorials and museums, including Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial, and the United States Air Force Memorial.

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Schools in and around Arlington, VA

Name
Marymount University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $23,700 average out-state tuition; $23,700 average in-state tuition
The Art Institute of Washington
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,496 average out-state tuition; $17,496 average in-state tuition
Argosy University-Washington D.C.
Four or more years; Private for profit; $12,240 average out-state tuition; $12,240 average in-state tuition
DeVry University-Virginia
Four or more years; Private for profit; $15,294 average out-state tuition; $15,294 average in-state tuition
Everest College-Arlington
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $14,688 average out-state tuition; $14,688 average in-state tuition
Strayer University-Virginia
Four or more years; Private for profit; $14,670 average out-state tuition; $14,670 average in-state tuition
ACT College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit

Arlington, VA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Mary Macon McGuire Scholarship $2,500 March 15, 2017
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016