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Santa Cruz (pron.: /?sænt? ?kru?z/, Spanish: Holy Cross) is the county seat and largest city of Santa Cruz County, California in the US. It is located in Northern California As of the 2011 U.S. Census, Santa Cruz had a total population of 60,049.

Santa Cruz is best known to Californians and others for the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, since 1907 a popular seaside amusement park, the Coconut Grove ballroom ("The Grove"), and seafood restaurants and cafes. Santa Cruz is located on the northern edge of the Monterey Bay, about 72 mi (116 km) south of San Francisco. The city is part of the U.S. Census-designated 11-county San Francisco Bay Area Combined Statistical Area but not within the traditional 9-county definition of the San Francisco Bay Area, as it is not in a county that touches the San Francisco Bay. Primarily, Santa Cruz is counted as part of the Monterey Bay region.

The present-day site of Santa Cruz was the location of Spanish settlement beginning in 1791, including Mission Santa Cruz and the pueblo of Branciforte. Following the Mexican–American War of 1846–48, California became the 31st state in 1850. The City of Santa Cruz was chartered in 1866. Important early industries included lumber, gunpowder, lime and agriculture. Late in the 19th century, Santa Cruz established itself as a beach resort community. Santa Cruz is now known for its moderate climate, the natural beauty of its coastline and redwood forests, alternative community lifestyles, and socially liberal leanings. It is also home to the University of California, Santa Cruz, a premier research institution and educational hub, as well as the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, an oceanfront amusement park.

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Schools in and around Santa Cruz, CA

Name
University of California-Santa Cruz
Four or more years; Public; $34,098 average out-state tuition; $11,220 average in-state tuition
Five Branches University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
Cabrillo College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,956 average out-state tuition; $1,008 average in-state tuition
CET-Watsonville
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private not for profit
West Valley College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,776 average out-state tuition; $864 average in-state tuition
De Anza College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,075 average out-state tuition; $1,080 average in-state tuition
Everest College-San Jose
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit

Santa Cruz, CA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Ronald D. Lunceford Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
Clinton E. Phillips Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016