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Fort Myers

Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. Its population was 62,298 in the 2010 census, a 29.23 percent increase over the 2000 figure.

The city is one of two major cities that make up the Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metropolitan Statistical Area, the other being Cape Coral. The 2010 population for the metropolitan area was 618,754.

Established in 1886, Fort Myers is the historical and governmental hub of Lee County. It is the gateway to the Southwest Florida region, which is a major tourist destination in Florida. The winter homes of Thomas Edison (Seminole Lodge) and Henry Ford (The Mangoes), which are both primary tourist attractions in the region, are located on McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers.

On August 13, 2004, Fort Myers was struck by Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall north of the area. In 2005, Hurricane Wilma struck south of Naples, but caused extensive damage nonetheless in Fort Myers and its southern suburbs.

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) is located southeast of the city in South Fort Myers, near Gateway and Lehigh Acres.

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Schools in and around Fort Myers, FL

Name
Florida Gulf Coast University
Four or more years; Public; $20,536 average out-state tuition; $3,742 average in-state tuition
Florida SouthWestern State College
Four or more years; Public; $9,324 average out-state tuition; $2,508 average in-state tuition
Southwest Florida College
Four or more years; Private for profit; $12,600 average out-state tuition; $12,600 average in-state tuition
Heritage Institute-Ft Myers
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Fort Myers Institute of Technology
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public
Sunstate Academy
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Florida Academy
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit

Fort Myers, FL Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016
NEWH South Florida Chapter Scholarship Varies October 13, 2016