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The Commonwealth of Virginia (i/vərˈdʒɪnjə/) is a U.S. state on the Atlantic Coast of the Southern United States. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" and sometimes the "Mother of Presidents" after the eight U.S. presidents born there. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city and Fairfax County the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's population is over eight million.

The area's history begins with several indigenous groups, including the Powhatan. In 1607 the London Company established the Colony of Virginia as the first permanent New World English colony. Slave labor and the land acquired from displaced Native American tribes each played a significant role in the colony's early politics and plantation economy. Virginia was one of the 13 Colonies in the American Revolution and joined the Confederacy in the American Civil War, during which Richmond was made the Confederate capital and Virginia's northwestern counties separated to form the state of West Virginia. Although the Commonwealth was conservative under white supremacy rule for nearly a century following Reconstruction and was historically part of the South, today both major national parties are competitive in modern Virginia.

The Virginia General Assembly is the oldest legislature in the Americas. The state government has been repeatedly ranked most effective by the Pew Center on the States. It is unique in how it treats cities and counties equally, manages local roads, and prohibits its governors from serving consecutive terms. Virginia's economy has many sectors: agriculture in the Shenandoah Valley; federal agencies in Northern Virginia, including the headquarters of the Department of Defense and CIA; and military facilities in Hampton Roads, the site of the region's main seaport. Virginia's public schools and many colleges and universities have contributed to growing media and technology sectors. As a result, computer chips have become the state's leading export.

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Matching Virginia Colleges

Name
University of Virginia-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $33,562 average out-state tuition; $9,240 average in-state tuition
Virginia Commonwealth University
Four or more years; Public; $20,456 average out-state tuition; $7,600 average in-state tuition
Liberty University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $17,806 average out-state tuition; $17,806 average in-state tuition
George Mason University
Four or more years; Public; $24,230 average out-state tuition; $6,752 average in-state tuition
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Four or more years; Public; $22,254 average out-state tuition; $8,852 average in-state tuition
Old Dominion University
Four or more years; Public; $15,139 average out-state tuition; $4,027 average in-state tuition
James Madison University
Four or more years; Public; $17,422 average out-state tuition; $4,642 average in-state tuition

Virginia College Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Dr. Frank Santamour Scholarship $1250 September 05, 2014
Albert James (Bert) Shoosmith Scholarship Fund $1500 April 01, 2015
Ernest Morgan Memorial Scholarship Varies March 15, 2015
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