Alton, IL Colleges

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Alton is a city on the Mississippi River in Madison County, Illinois, United States, about 15 miles (24 km) north of St. Louis, Missouri. The population was 27,865 at the 2010 census. It is a part of the Metro-East region of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area in Southern Illinois. It is famous for its limestone bluffs along the river north of the city, for its role preceding and during the American Civil War, and as the hometown of jazz musician Miles Davis and Robert Wadlow, the tallest known man in history. It was the site of the last Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas debate in October 1858. The former state penitentiary here was used during the war to hold up to 12,000 Confederate prisoners of war.

The city has been labeled "The most haunted city in America" by paranormal enthusiasts, due to its claimed haunted hot spots, such as McPike Mansion and other structures. Most were built on foundations of stone taken from the former Civil War prison after it was abandoned. Confederate prisoners had suffered severe overcrowding, and many died during a smallpox epidemic. The city holds regular "ghost tours" and has been visited by television crews hoping to film proof of the paranormal.

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Schools in and around Alton, IL

Name
CALC Institute of Technology
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-Godfrey
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Lewis and Clark Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $11,160 average out-state tuition; $8,370 average in-state tuition
Applied Technology Services
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
Principia College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $25,200 average out-state tuition; $25,200 average in-state tuition
Missouri School of Barbering & Hairstyling-St. Louis
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit; $7,000 average out-state tuition; $7,000 average in-state tuition
Saint Louis Christian College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $14,400 average out-state tuition; $14,400 average in-state tuition

Alton, IL Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Earl I. Anderson Scholarship $1,250 January 31, 2017
David Arver Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 01, 2017
Six Meter Club of Chicago Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Edmond A. Metzger Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
Woodward Scholarship Varies February 10, 2017
Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship Varies March 01, 2017
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017