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Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. With a population of 86,209 in 2010, it is the principal city of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area, a region of 298,592 residents which encompasses the Arkansas counties of Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian, and the Oklahoma counties Le Flore and Sequoyah.

Fort Smith has a sister city relationship with Cisterna, Italy, site of the World War II Battle of Cisterna fought by the United States Army Rangers commanded by Fort Smith native William O. Darby.

Fort Smith lies on the Arkansas-Oklahoma state border, situated at the junction of the Arkansas and Poteau Rivers, also known as Belle Point. The city began as a western frontier military post in 1817 and would later become well known for its role in the settling of the "Wild West" and its law enforcement heritage.

In 2007, Fort Smith was selected by the United States Department of the Interior to be the location of the new United States Marshals Service National Museum.

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Schools in and around Fort Smith, AR

Name
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Four or more years; Public; $8,184 average out-state tuition; $3,024 average in-state tuition
Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Fort Smith
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Academy of Salon and Spa
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Kiamichi Technology Center-Spiro
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
Indian Capital Technology Center-Sallisaw
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
Carl Albert State College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $1,497 average out-state tuition; $1,497 average in-state tuition
Kiamichi Technology Center-Poteau
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public

Fort Smith, AR Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Fred R. McDaniel Memorial Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017