Ft. Wayne, IN Colleges

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Coordinates: 41°04?49.62?N 85°08?20.94?W? / ?41.0804500°N 85.1391500°W? / 41.0804500; -85.1391500

Fort Wayne is a city in the U.S. state of Indiana and the county seat of Allen County. The population was 255,824 as of the July 1, 2011 Census estimate making it the 74th largest city in the United States and the second largest in Indiana after Indianapolis. The municipality is located in northeastern Indiana, approximately 18 miles (29 km) west of the Ohio border and 50 miles (80 km) south of the Michigan border. Fort Wayne is the principal city of the Fort Wayne metropolitan area, consisting of Allen, Wells, and Whitley counties, for an estimated population of 419,453. In addition to those three core counties, the combined statistical area includes Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, and Steuben counties, for a population of about 615,077.

Under the direction of American Revolutionary War statesman General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, the United States Army built Fort Wayne last in a series of forts near the Miami Indian village of Kekionga in 1794. Named in Wayne's honor, Fort Wayne established itself at the confluence of the St. Joseph River, St. Marys River, and Maumee River as a trading post for European settlers. The village was platted in 1823 and experienced tremendous growth after completion of the Wabash and Erie Canal and advent of the railroad. Once a booming industrial town located in the Rust Belt, Fort Wayne's economy has diversified in recent times, now relying on distribution, transportation, and logistics, health care, manufacturing, professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and financial services. The city is also a center for the defense contractor industry which employs thousands in the city.

As Northeast Indiana's cultural hub, Fort Wayne is home to 15 museums and art galleries, two daily newspapers, philharmonic orchestra, children's zoo, three minor league sports franchises and an NCAA Division I team, and 86 parks and playgrounds. The city is home to the fifth largest public university in Indiana,Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), and the private universities of Concordia Theological Seminary, Indiana Institute of Technology, and University of Saint Francis. The city is also widely recognized as the final resting place of American folklore legend Johnny Appleseed.

The city has been an All-America City Award recipient in 1982, 1998, and 2009.

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Schools in and around Ft. Wayne, IN

Indiana Institute of Technology
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $23,050 average out-state tuition; $23,050 average in-state tuition
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $23,100 average out-state tuition; $23,100 average in-state tuition
Masters of Cosmetology College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Ross Medical Education Center-Fort Wayne
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,906 average out-state tuition; $3,234 average in-state tuition
Brown Mackie College-Fort Wayne
Four or more years; Private for profit; $10,568 average out-state tuition; $10,568 average in-state tuition
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne
Four or more years; Public; $15,259 average out-state tuition; $5,855 average in-state tuition

Ft. Wayne, IN Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Regions Riding Forward® Scholarship Essay Contest Up to $5,000 February 28, 2017
Hazel and Walter T. Bales Scholarship $2,000 January 31, 2017
Earl I. Anderson Scholarship $1,250 January 31, 2017
Enterprise Zone Scholarship Up to $1,000 March 10, 2017
Jerome P. Merkel Scholarship Up to $2,000 March 31, 2017
David Arver Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 01, 2017
Noble County Retired Teachers' Association Scholarship $500 January 18, 2017
Carol Ann Tieman Scholarship $500 January 18, 2017
Edmond A. Metzger Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Kute Family Scholarship Varies March 15, 2017