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Georgetown is a city in and the county seat of suburban Williamson County, Texas, United States, with a population of 47,400 at the 2010 census. Southwestern University, founded in 1840, the oldest university in Texas, is located in Georgetown, about one-half mile from the historic square. Sun City Texas (formerly called Sun City Georgetown) is a large retirement-oriented and age-restricted development which constitutes more than one-third of the Georgetown population.

Georgetown has a notable range of Victorian commercial and residential architecture. In 1976, a local historic ordinance was passed to recognize and protect the significance of the historic central business district and in 1977 the Williamson County Courthouse Historic District, containing some 46 contributing structures, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Georgetown is called the "Red Poppy" Capital of Texas for the many red poppy (Papaver rhoeas) wildflowers planted throughout the city and in many residents' front yards, which bloom each Spring. Georgetown also holds a Red Poppy Festival in April each year. The festival attracts up to 30,000 visitors annually.

Geographically, Georgetown lies across the Balcones Escarpment, a fault line that divides Georgetown into areas roughly east of Interstate 35 in the Blackland Prairie which is flat farmland characterized by having black, fertile soils, where cotton is the primary crop; and the west side of the Escarpment which consists of hilly, karst-like terrain pocketed with vugular limestone openings that allow water to percolate through the limestone and into the Edwards Aquifer below. The area typically has little topsoil and has higher elevations, and is considered part of the Texas Hill Country.

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Schools in and around Georgetown, TX

Name
Southwestern University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $33,440 average out-state tuition; $33,440 average in-state tuition
Central Texas Beauty College-Round Rock
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Regency Beauty Institute-Round Rock
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
The Art Institute of Austin
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,568 average out-state tuition; $17,568 average in-state tuition
Paul Mitchell The school-Austin
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
National American University-Austin
Four or more years; Private for profit; $12,353 average out-state tuition; $12,353 average in-state tuition
Sanford-Brown Institute-Austin
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit

Georgetown, TX Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Youth Livestock Scholarship $1,500 February 15, 2017
Ivory Moore Undergraduate Scholarship $1,000 February 08, 2017
Ivory Moore Graduate Scholarship $1,000 February 08, 2017
Dick Laursen Memorial Scholarship $1,000 March 01, 2017
Fred R. McDaniel Memorial Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Austin C. Millspaugh Scholarship Varies March 01, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
Sara Haynes Endowed Scholarship Varies December 15, 2016
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017