Dunbar, WV Colleges

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Dunbar is a city in Kanawha County, West Virginia, along the Kanawha River. The population was 7,907 at the 2010 census estimate. Dunbar was incorporated on April 19, 1921, by an Act of the West Virginia Legislature. Dunbar is on land that was originally occupied by Native Americans with 11 mounds identified in the residential areas. The land was granted to George Washington for his military service and was named for Mary Dunbar after she inherited the land from Washington. Dunbar was a farming community until industries began to evolve in the City with the opening of glass and bottling plants in 1912. The Gravely Plow was invented in Dunbar in 1916. Although other sources say it was named for Dunbar Baines, a prominent area banker.

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Schools in and around Dunbar, WV

Name
Ben Franklin Career Center
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $2,970 average out-state tuition; $2,970 average in-state tuition
West Virginia State University
Four or more years; Public; $4,918 average out-state tuition; $4,918 average in-state tuition
Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,764 average out-state tuition; $3,082 average in-state tuition
Everest Institute-Cross Lanes
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Mountaineer Beauty College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Charleston School of Beauty Culture
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $12,625 average out-state tuition; $12,625 average in-state tuition

Dunbar, WV Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Marian A. Smith Scholarship Award $2,000 January 21, 2017
SETC Secondary School Scholarship $1,000 January 15, 2017
Polly Holliday Award $1,000 January 28, 2017
L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017