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Houston (pron.: /?hju?st?n/) is the fourth most populous city in the United States of America, and the most populous city in the state of Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 2.1 million people within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2). Houston is the seat of Harris County and the economic center of Houston–The Woodlands-Sugar Land, the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with over 6 million people.

Houston was founded in 1836 on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou, now known as Allen's Landing. and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, has induced continual surges in the city's population. In the mid-twentieth century, Houston became the home of the Texas Medical Center—the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions—and NASA's Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located.

Rated as a global city, Houston's economy has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation. It is also leading in health care sectors and building oilfield equipment; only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters. The Port of Houston ranks first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage handled. In 2011, the city was voted "The Coolest City In the US". In 2012, the city was ranked No.1 for paycheck worth by Forbes. The city has a population from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large and growing international community. It is home to many cultural institutions and exhibits, which attract more than 7 million visitors a year to the Museum District. Houston has an active visual and performing arts scene in the Theater District and offers year-round resident companies in all major performing arts.

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Schools in and around Houston, TX

Name
University of Houston
Four or more years; Public; $12,685 average out-state tuition; $5,173 average in-state tuition
Rice University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $34,900 average out-state tuition; $34,900 average in-state tuition
Texas Southern University
Four or more years; Public; $9,814 average out-state tuition; $1,376 average in-state tuition
University of Houston-Downtown
Four or more years; Public; $11,232 average out-state tuition; $3,720 average in-state tuition
Houston Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $2,160 average out-state tuition; $2,160 average in-state tuition
Baylor College of Medicine
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
Houston Baptist University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $24,145 average out-state tuition; $24,145 average in-state tuition

Houston, 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