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Springfield is the third and current capital of the US state of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County with a population of 116,250 (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2010), making it the sixth most populated city in the state and the second most populated Illinois city outside of the Chicago Metropolitan Area. It is the largest city in central Illinois. Just over 208,000 residents live in the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Sangamon County and adjacent Menard County. Present-day Springfield was first settled by European Americans in the late 1810s, around the time Illinois became a state. The most famous past resident is Abraham Lincoln, who lived in Springfield from 1837 until 1861, when he went to the White House as President. Major tourist attractions include a multitude of historic sites connected with Lincoln. In 1908 a large race riot erupted in the city, which resulted in the lynching of two African-American men and deaths of four whites killed by defenders of black areas; it led to the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

The city lies on a mostly flat plain which encompasses much of the surrounding countryside. Hilly terrain lies near the Sangamon River. Lake Springfield, a large artificial lake owned by City Water, Light & Power company called CWLP, supplies the city with recreation and drinking water. Weather is fairly typical for middle latitude locations, with hot summers and cold winters. Spring and summer weather is like that of most midwestern cities; severe thunderstorms are common. Tornadoes hit Springfield in 1957 and 2006.

The city is governed by a mayor-council form of government. The city proper is also the "Capital Township" governmental entity. In addition, the government of the state of Illinois is also based in Springfield. State government entities located in the city include the Illinois General Assembly, the Illinois Supreme Court and the Office of the Governor of Illinois. There are three public and two private high schools in Springfield. Public schools in Springfield are operated by District No. 186. The economy of Springfield is marked by government jobs, which account for a large percentage of the work force in the city.

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Schools in and around Springfield, IL

Name
University of Illinois at Springfield
Four or more years; Public; $10,536 average out-state tuition; $6,432 average in-state tuition
Lincoln Land Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,444 average out-state tuition; $4,296 average in-state tuition
Springfield College in Illinois
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
St Johns College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $14,004 average out-state tuition; $14,004 average in-state tuition
Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
St Johns Hospital School of Clinical Lab Science
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private not for profit; $1,500 average out-state tuition; $1,500 average in-state tuition
Capital Area School of Practical Nursing
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public

Springfield, IL Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016