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Wilmington is a port city in and is the county seat of New Hanover County in coastal southeastern North Carolina, United States. The population is 106,476; according to the 2010 Census it is the eighth most populous city in the state. Wilmington is the principal city of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan area that includes New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties in southeastern North Carolina, which has a population of 362,315 as of the 2010 Census.

Wilmington was settled by European Americans along the Cape Fear River. Its historic downtown has a one-mile-long Riverwalk, developed as a tourist attraction. It is minutes away from nearby beaches. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Wilmington, North Carolina, one of its 2008 Dozen Distinctive Destinations. City residents live between the river and the ocean, with three nearby beach communities: Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, and Kure Beach all within half-hour drives from downtown Wilmington.

In 2003 the city was designated by the US Congress, as "A Coast Guard City". It is home port for the USCGC Diligence (WMEC-616), a United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter.

The World War II battleship USS North Carolina (BB-55) is held as a war memorial; located across from the downtown port area, the ship is open to public tours. Other attractions include the Cape Fear Museum, the Wilmington Hammerheads United Soccer Leagues soccer team, and the training camp site for the Charlotte Bobcats. The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) provides a wide variety of programs for undergraduates, graduate students, and adult learners, in addition to cultural and sports events open to the community.

Wilmington is the home of EUE Screen Gems Studios, the largest domestic television and movie production facility outside of California. "Dream Stage 10," the facility's newest sound stage, is the third-largest in the US. It houses the largest special-effects water tank in North America. Since the studio's opening in 1984, Wilmington has become a major center of American film and television production. Numerous movies in a range of genres and several television series have been produced there.

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Schools in and around Wilmington, NC

Name
Cape Fear Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,272 average out-state tuition; $2,128 average in-state tuition
College of Wilmington
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Miller-Motte College-Wilmington
Four or more years; Private for profit; $9,540 average out-state tuition; $9,540 average in-state tuition
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Four or more years; Public; $15,046 average out-state tuition; $3,225 average in-state tuition
Brunswick Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,272 average out-state tuition; $2,128 average in-state tuition
Miller-Motte College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $9,180 average out-state tuition; $9,180 average in-state tuition
Southeastern Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,272 average out-state tuition; $2,128 average in-state tuition

Wilmington, NC Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
North Carolina Schweitzer Fellows Program $3,000 February 01, 2017
Marian A. Smith Scholarship Award $2,000 January 21, 2017
SETC Secondary School Scholarship $1,000 January 15, 2017
Harry W. Clarke Memorial Scholarship $1,000 January 17, 2017
Polly Holliday Award $1,000 January 28, 2017
Charlie R. and Charles J. Silver Family Scholarship $1,000 March 15, 2017
L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017