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Provo /?pro?vo?/ is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of Utah, located about 43 miles (69 km) south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. Provo is the county seat of Utah County and is the largest city in Utah County. It lies between the cities of Orem to the north and Springville to the south. With a population at the 2010 census of 112,488, Provo is the principal city in the Provo-Orem metropolitan area, which had a population of 526,810 residents at the 2010 census. It is the third-largest metro area in the state behind Salt Lake City and Ogden-Clearfield.

The city is home to Brigham Young University, one of the largest private higher education institutions in the United States, which is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Provo is also home to the largest Missionary Training Center for the LDS Church. The city is a key operational center for Novell and has been a focus area for technology development in Utah. The city is also home to the Peaks Ice Arena, which served as a venue for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002. Sundance Resort is located 13 miles (21 km) northeast at Provo Canyon.

In 2009, Provo was listed in Where to Retire magazine as an "enticing city for new careers." Provo was also listed in National Geographic Adventure magazine's "where to live and play" as a cultural hub. In 2010 Forbes rated Provo one of the top 10 places to raise a family.

On April 17, 2013 Provo announced that it will be the third metropolitan area in the United States to have Google Fiber, by purchasing an existing city-owned fiber-optic network.

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Schools in and around Provo, UT

Name
Brigham Young University-Provo
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $4,560 average out-state tuition; $4,560 average in-state tuition
Provo College-Provo
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $14,346 average out-state tuition; $14,346 average in-state tuition
AmeriTech College-Provo
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Aveda Institute-Provo
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Renaissance Academie
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Marinello Schools of Beauty-Provo
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Acaydia School of Aesthetics
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit

Provo, UT Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017