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Gaithersburg is a city located in Montgomery County, Maryland. At the time of the 2010 United States Census, Gaithersburg had a population of 59,933, making it the fourth largest incorporated city in the state, behind Baltimore, Frederick, and Rockville. Gaithersburg is located to the northwest of Washington, D.C., and is considered a suburb and a primary city within the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gaithersburg was incorporated in 1878.

Gaithersburg is divided into east and west sections, separated by Interstate 270. The eastern section of the city is older and is the original portion of the town before more recent growth. Landmarks and buildings from that time can still be seen in many places but especially in the historic central business district of Gaithersburg called "Olde Town". The east side also includes Lakeforest Mall, City Hall, and the Montgomery County Fair grounds. The west side of the city has many wealthier neighborhoods that were designed with smart growth techniques and embrace New Urbanism. These include the award-winning Kentlands community, the Lakelands community, and the Washingtonian Center (better known as The Rio), a popular shopping/business district. Three New Urbanism communities are under construction, including Crown Farm, Watkins Mill Town Center (Casey East and West), and the massive "Science City". The state has a bus rapid transit line, Corridor Cities Transitway or "CCT", planned for the western portion of the city starting at Shady Grove Metro Station and connecting all the high density western Gaithersburg neighborhoods with a total of eight stops planned in the city.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is headquartered in Gaithersburg directly west of I-270. Other major employers in the city include IBM, Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services business area headquarters, MedImmune (recently purchased by AstraZeneca), and the French multinational corporation, Sodexo.

Gaithersburg is also the location of the garrison of the United States Army Reserve's 220th Military Police Brigade.

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Schools in and around Gaithersburg, MD

Name
Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
L'Academie de Cuisine
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Montgomery College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $9,240 average out-state tuition; $6,750 average in-state tuition
Omega Studios' School of Applied Recording Arts & Sciences
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Hair Expressions Academy
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
American Career Institute-Wheaton
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
American Beauty Academy
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit

Gaithersburg, MD Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016