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Topeka (/t??pi?k?/; Kansa: Tó Pee Kuh) is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the county seat of Shawnee County. It is situated along the Kansas River in the central part of Shawnee County, located in northeast Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 127,473. The Topeka Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Shawnee, Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, and Wabaunsee counties, had an population of 233,870 in the 2010 census. The city is well known for the landmark United States Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which overturned Plessy vs. Ferguson and declared segregation in public schools on account of race to be unconstitutional. Three ships of the US Navy have been named USS Topeka in honor of the city.

Topeka means "to dig good potatoes" in the languages of the Kansa and the Ioway. The potato referred to is the prairie potato (Psoralea esculenta), a perennial herb which is an important food for many Native Americans. As a placename, Topeka was first recorded in 1826 as the Kansa name for what is now called the Kansas River. Topeka's founders chose the name in 1855 because it "was novel, of Indian origin and euphonious of sound." The mixed-blood Kansa Indian, Joseph James, called Jojim, is credited with suggesting the name of Topeka. The city, laid out in 1854, was one of the Free-State towns founded by Eastern antislavery men immediately after the passage of the Kansas–Nebraska Bill. In 1857, Topeka was chartered as a city.

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Schools in and around Topeka, KS

Name
Washburn University
Four or more years; Public; $11,736 average out-state tuition; $5,184 average in-state tuition
B Street Design School of International Hair Styling-Topeka
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Washburn Institute of Technology
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
Regency Beauty Institute-Topeka
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Z Hair Academy
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
University of Kansas
Four or more years; Public; $19,500 average out-state tuition; $7,611 average in-state tuition
WellSpring School of Allied Health
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit

Topeka, KS 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