Bowling Green, KY Colleges

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Bowling Green is the third-most populous city in the state of Kentucky after Louisville and Lexington, with a population of 58,894 as of 2011. It is the county seat of Warren County and the principal city of the Bowling Green, Kentucky Metropolitan Statistical Area with an estimated population of 162,231 as of 2012. Bowling Green anchors the Bowling Green-Glasgow combined statistical area which as of 2012 had an estimated population of 214,831. Bowling Green was founded in 1798 after Robert and George Moore donated an additional 30 acres (120,000 m2) to 40 acres (160,000 m2) to the Warren County trustees. The land surrounded the 2-acre (8,100 m2) plot they had donated for the construction of public buildings. Bowling Green was the provisional capital of the Confederate government of Kentucky.

General Motors has an assembly plant in Bowling Green in which all Chevrolet Corvettes have been constructed since 1981 and Cadillac XLRs were being built there until production ended in the spring of 2009. Other significant businesses in Bowling Green include Fruit of the Loom, Houchens Industries, Holley Performance Products, and Camping World. The second largest Kentucky public university, Western Kentucky University, is situated upon a hill in central Bowling Green. Its athletic teams are called Hilltoppers, and its mascot is Big Red who has been featured in several ESPN commercials. The city is famous for the eponymous 1967 song, "Bowling Green", by The Everly Brothers.

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Schools in and around Bowling Green, KY

Name
Western Kentucky University
Four or more years; Public; $20,016 average out-state tuition; $8,084 average in-state tuition
PJ's College of Cosmetology-Bowling Green
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Bowling Green Technical College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $11,160 average out-state tuition; $3,240 average in-state tuition
Daymar College-Bowling Green
Four or more years; Private for profit; $15,600 average out-state tuition; $15,600 average in-state tuition
Lindsey Institute of Cosmetology
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Daymar College-Scottsville
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $15,600 average out-state tuition; $15,600 average in-state tuition
PJ's College of Cosmetology-Glasgow
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit

Bowling Green, KY Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Alden Scholarship Up to $4,000 March 15, 2017
Marian A. Smith Scholarship Award $2,000 January 21, 2017
Hazel and Walter T. Bales Scholarship $2,000 January 31, 2017
SETC Secondary School Scholarship $1,000 January 15, 2017
Polly Holliday Award $1,000 January 28, 2017
Mason Family Foundation Scholarship Varies March 15, 2017
Kute Family Scholarship Varies March 15, 2017
Marvin D. Mills Scholarship Varies January 15, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017