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Missoula i/m??zu?l?/ is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. It is located along the Clark Fork and Bitterroot rivers in Western Montana and at the convergence of five mountain ranges, thus is often described as being the "Hub of Five Valleys". The 2010 Census put the population of Missoula at 66,788 and the Missoula Metropolitan Area at 109,299. As of July 1, 2011 the city grew to 67,290. As of July 1, 2012 the Missoula metropolitan area is estimated at 110,977. Since 2000, Missoula has been the second largest city in Montana.

Missoula was founded in 1860 and named Hellgate Trading Post while still part of Washington Territory. By 1866, the settlement had moved five miles upstream and renamed Missoula Mills before being shortened to Missoula. The mills provided supplies to western settlers traveling along the Mullan Road with Fort Missoula, set up in 1877 to protect the settlers, further stabilizing the economy. The arrival of the Northern Pacific Railway in 1883 was coupled with rapid growth and the maturation of the local lumber industry. An element of prestige could be claimed ten years later when what was already called the City of Missoula was chosen by the Montana Legislature as the site for the new state's first university. Along with the U.S. Forest Service headquarters founded in 1908, lumber and the university would remain staples of the local economy for the next hundred years.

By the 1990s, Missoula's lumber industry had gradually disappeared, and today the city's largest employers are the University of Montana and Missoula's two hospitals. The city is governed by a mayor-council government with twelve city council members, two from each of the six wards. In and around Missoula are 400 acres (160 ha) of parkland, 22 miles (35 km) of trails, and nearly 5,000 acres (2,000 ha) of open-space conservation land with adjacent Mount Jumbo home to grazing elk and mule deer during the winter months. The city is also home to both Montana's largest and its oldest active breweries as well as the Montana Grizzlies, one of the strongest college football programs in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Notable residents include the first woman in Congress, Jeannette Rankin and the United States' longest-serving Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield.

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Schools in and around Missoula, MT

Name
The University of Montana
Four or more years; Public; $19,164 average out-state tuition; $4,384 average in-state tuition
Modern Beauty School Inc
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Bitterroot School of Cosmetology
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Salish Kootenai College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $10,044 average out-state tuition; $4,968 average in-state tuition
Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Four or more years; Public; $18,096 average out-state tuition; $6,420 average in-state tuition
Butte Academy of Beauty Culture
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Carroll College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $24,648 average out-state tuition; $24,648 average in-state tuition

Missoula, MT Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
NATAS Northwest Scholarship $2,500 February 15, 2017
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship - MSUB $1,000 February 01, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017