The Alton Museum of History and Art has established a scholarship named after trumpeter Miles Davis, who was born in the Southern Illinois river town. According to an article by Jill Moon published in Monday's Alton Telegraph, the museum is now accepting applications for the scholarship, which is an award of $250 for a graduating high school senior who wants to pursue any post-secondary degree — not just music or art — from a two- or four-year educational institution.
Applications are available at the museum, 2809 College Ave. in Alton, and must be completed and returned by July 1, marked to the attention of the Miles Davis Jazz Committee. The committee will select a winner to be announced at the fifth annual Miles Davis Festival on Saturday, August 14 at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey. For more about the scholarship and the festival, read Moon's complete article here.