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Cedar Rapids (pron.: /?si?d?r ?ræp?dz/) is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. The city lies on both banks of the Cedar River, 20 miles (32 km) north of Iowa City and 100 miles (160 km) east of Des Moines, the state's capital and largest city. Until massive flooding in 2008, the city's government was headquartered in the Veterans Memorial Building, near the Linn County Courthouse and jail on Mays Island in the Cedar River; Cedar Rapids was one of few cities in the world with governmental offices on a municipal island.

A flourishing center for arts and culture in Eastern Iowa, the city is home to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, the Paramount Theatre, Theatre Cedar Rapids, and the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance. Cedar Rapids is an economic hub of the state, located in the core of the Interstate 380 Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Technology Corridor of Linn, Benton, Jones, Johnson, and Washington counties. The estimated population of the three-county Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the nearby cities of Marion and Hiawatha, was 255,452 in 2008. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city population was to 126,326. Cedar Rapids has been residence to famous figures for the United States, including American Gothic painter Grant Wood, journalist and historian William L. Shirer, writer and photographer Carl Van Vechten, and aerodynamics pioneer Dr. Alexander Lippisch. In the 1990s and 2000s, Hollywood would feature several Cedar Rapidians including actors Bobby Driscoll, Ashton Kutcher, Elijah Wood and Ron Livingston. The area has also produced a number of professional athletes such as Landon Cassill, Ryan Sweeney, Trent Green, Zach Johnson, and Kurt Warner. The city is also the setting for a musical, The Pajama Game and the comedy film Cedar Rapids.

Cedar Rapids is nicknamed the "City of Five Seasons", for the "fifth season", which is time to enjoy the other four. The symbol of the five seasons is the Tree of Five Seasons sculpture in downtown along the north river bank. The name "Five Seasons" and representations of the sculpture appear throughout the city in many forms.

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Schools in and around Cedar Rapids, IA

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Kirkwood Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,590 average out-state tuition; $3,840 average in-state tuition
Coe College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $32,060 average out-state tuition; $32,060 average in-state tuition
Mount Mercy University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $24,360 average out-state tuition; $24,360 average in-state tuition
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus
Four or more years; Private for profit; $15,327 average out-state tuition; $15,327 average in-state tuition
Capri College-Cedar Rapids
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
ITT Technical Institute–Cedar Rapids
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,748 average out-state tuition; $17,748 average in-state tuition
Mercy/St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit; $3,300 average out-state tuition; $3,300 average in-state tuition

Cedar Rapids, IA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant Up to $1,200 July 01, 2017
Paul and Helen L. Grauer Scholarship $1,000 January 31, 2017
Robert K. and Evelyn M. Reiste Memorial Scholarship $1,000 February 10, 2017
David Arver Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 01, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
Woodward Scholarship Varies February 10, 2017
INF Scholarship Varies February 10, 2017