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Detroit (pron.: /di?tr??t/) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Michigan, and is the seat of Wayne County. It is the major city among the primary cultural, financial, and transportation centers in the Metro Detroit area, a region of 5.2 million people, and serves as a major port on the Detroit River connecting the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. It was founded on July 24, 1701, by the French explorer and adventurer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac.

The Detroit area emerged as a metropolitan region with construction of an extensive freeway system in the 1950s and 1960s. The name Detroit sometimes refers to the Metro Detroit area with a population of 4,296,250 for the six-county Metropolitan Statistical Area, the United States' 13th-largest, and a population of 5,218,852 for the nine-county Combined Statistical Area as of the 2010 Census. The Detroit–Windsor area, a commercial link straddling the Canada–U.S. border, has a total population of about 5,700,000. The Detroit metropolitan region currently holds roughly one-half of the state's population.

Known as the world's traditional automotive center, "Detroit" is a metonym for the American automobile industry and an important source of popular music legacies celebrated by the city's two familiar nicknames, the Motor City and Motown. Other nicknames arose in the 20th century, including City of Champions beginning in the 1930s for its successes in individual and team sport,The D, D-Town, Hockeytown (a trademark owned by the city's NHL club, the Red Wings), Rock City (after the Kiss song "Detroit Rock City"), and The 313 (its telephone area code) Detroit's auto industry was an important element of the American "Arsenal of Democracy" supporting the Allied powers during World War II.

Between 2000 and 2010, the city's population fell by 25%, from the nation's 10th largest city to 18th. In 2010, the city had a population of 713,777, more than a 60% drop down from a peak population of over 1.8 million at the 1950 census, indicating a serious and long-running decline of Detroit's economic strength. Commensurate with the shift of population and jobs to its suburbs or other states, the city has had to adjust its role within the larger metropolitan area. Downtown Detroit has seen an increased role as an entertainment hub in the 21st century, with the opening of three casinos, new stadiums, and a riverfront revitalization project. However, many neighborhoods remain distressed. The state governor declared a financial emergency in March 2013, appointing an emergency manager.

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Schools in and around Detroit, MI

Name
Wayne State University
Four or more years; Public; $21,533 average out-state tuition; $9,381 average in-state tuition
University of Detroit Mercy
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $32,500 average out-state tuition; $32,500 average in-state tuition
Wayne County Community College District
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,360 average out-state tuition; $2,640 average in-state tuition
College for Creative Studies
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $31,440 average out-state tuition; $31,440 average in-state tuition
Marygrove College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $17,640 average out-state tuition; $17,640 average in-state tuition
Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $15,927 average out-state tuition; $15,927 average in-state tuition
Ecumenical Theological Seminary
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition

Detroit, MI Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Sue Walicki Nursing Scholarship Up to $5,000 March 01, 2017
Dorothy and Dick Burgess Scholarship Up to $4,000 March 01, 2017
Antonia Dellas Memorial Scholarship Up to $2,000 March 01, 2017
Earl I. Anderson Scholarship $1,250 January 31, 2017
David Arver Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 01, 2017
Jon and Kay Simpson Scholarship Varies March 15, 2017
Pessetti Family Scholarship Varies March 24, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
Edward L. and Joanne M. Drewno Scholarship Varies March 24, 2017
Calhoun County Medical Society Alliance Nursing Scholarship Varies March 24, 2017