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The City of Lincoln is the capital and the second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Nebraska, after Omaha. Lincoln is also the county seat of Lancaster County and the home of the University of Nebraska. Lincoln's 2010 Census population was 258,379.

Lincoln was founded in 1856 as the village of Lancaster, and became the county seat of the newly created Lancaster County in 1859. The capital of Nebraska Territory had been Omaha since the creation of the territory in 1854; however, most of the territory's population lived south of the Platte River. After much of the territory south of the Platte considered annexation to Kansas, the legislature voted to move the capital south of the river and as far west as possible. The village of Lancaster was chosen, in part due to the salt flats and marshes.

Omaha interests attempted to derail the move by having Lancaster renamed after the recently assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. Many of the people south of the river had been sympathetic to the Confederate cause in the recently concluded Civil War, and it was assumed that the legislature would not pass the measure if the future capital were named after Abraham Lincoln. The ploy did not work, as Lancaster was renamed Lincoln and became the state capital upon Nebraska's admission to the Union on March 1, 1867.[citation needed] The choice to name the capital city "Lincoln" caused quite a stir among the constituents, whose sentiments were mixed regarding who should have won the Civil War.

In 2008 Lincoln topped the CDC list of healthiest U.S. cities.

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Schools in and around Lincoln, NE

Name
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Four or more years; Public; $18,533 average out-state tuition; $6,248 average in-state tuition
Union College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $18,120 average out-state tuition; $18,120 average in-state tuition
Southeast Community College Area
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $2,835 average out-state tuition; $2,295 average in-state tuition
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $24,256 average out-state tuition; $24,256 average in-state tuition
Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus
Four or more years; Private for profit; $15,327 average out-state tuition; $15,327 average in-state tuition
Doane College-Lincoln Grand Island and Master
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $8,120 average out-state tuition; $8,120 average in-state tuition
BryanLGH College of Health Sciences
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $11,076 average out-state tuition; $11,076 average in-state tuition

Lincoln, NE Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Paul and Helen L. Grauer Scholarship $1,000 January 31, 2017
David Arver Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 01, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017