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    Welcome to the Ballard Family Site. This site has been established to promote the Ida Ballard Simon Memorial Scholarship Fund for graduating seniors in the Memphis City School District in Memphis, TN. The siblings of Ida Ballard Simon requests your support with our mission to keep Ida's love for and influence in academia and her love to reach students needing scholarships and financial assistance to attend college, we have collaborated to send graduating senior(s) from City of Memphis, Tennessee public high schools to Ida's under-graduate college alma mater.
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FYI:  
Weather and Golf Course Conditions for
Saturday - April 30, 2016 are Not Great  - Playable - but, Challenging!

We apologize for any inconvenience, but - due to current weather conditions,the rain forecast for tomorrow and potential
golf course conditions (soggy grounds) the  Ida Ballard Simon Memorial Golf Tournament 
has been rescheduled for Saturday - May 14, 2016.

Please check your schedules and let me know (via email or phone) if you'll be able to play on May 14, 2016 by Thursday - May 12, 2016!


As usual, walk-on's are welcome!

Cheryl Ballard   901.292.7630

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Untitled Document Sponsorship Opportunities
  *  Deadline (April 17, 2016)

Patron/ Advertisement Form
  *  Deadline (April 17, 2016)

Team Signup Golf Teams and Individual Golfers
 *  Deadline (April 17, 2016)

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    This fund has been established by siblings and friends of Ida Ballard Simon. We realize
    that these are trying economic times and with your support funds raised by this event
    will be used to assist eligible graduating seniors of Memphis City Public Schools to
    pursue a higher education by: 
        1)  Increasing the Ida Ballard Simon Memorial Scholarship Fund's endowed
             account with Lincoln University Foundation in Jefferson City, MO (Ida's
             Undergraduate Alma Mater),
        2)  Awarding multiple 1st year Book / Travel scholarships to students that are
             enrolled or accepted into planned career programs – e.g., other Historical
             Black College or University (HBCU), any junior college or trade school.

     

    Ida Ballard Simon Memorial Scholarship Awardees

    2016

    Two to Six Book Scholarship(s) will be awarded to eligible 2016 graduating seniors.

    Link to 2016 Book Scholarship Application   Application Deadline:  April 10, 2016

     

    • 2015
    • Awarded Kashuna Wright (2015 graduate of East High School -Memphis, TN) a $500 book scholarship toward freshmen year book expenses to attend Lane College – Jackson, TN to pursue a career in Journalism Magazine.

       

      Awarded Alexia Leavy (2015 graduate of Bolton High School -Memphis, TN) a $500 book scholarship toward freshmen year book expenses to attend Mississippi State University–Starkville, TN to pursue a career in Music. 

    • 2014    

    Awarded Addison Tucker (2014 graduate of Kirby High School- Memphis, TN) a 4 year scholarship to Lincoln University – Jefferson City, Mo.

     

    2013

    Awarded Nicholas Thomas (2013 graduate of Overton High School- Memphis, TN) a $500 book scholarship toward freshmen year book expenses at The Art Institute in Nashville

     

    Awarded Caylon Pettis (2013 graduate of Whitehaven High School– Memphis, TN) a $500 book scholarship toward freshmen year book expenses at Rhodes College

     

    • 2012 

    Awarded Ashante Pollard(2012 graduate of East High School – Memphis, TN) a 4-year scholarship to Lincoln University – Jefferson City, Mo.

     

    Awarded Raquel Barrett (2012 graduate of George Washington Carver High School – Memphis, TN) $100 to assist with travel expenses to Lincoln University–Jefferson City, Mo 

     

    Awarded Maggie Jones (2012 graduate of George Washington Carver High School – Memphis, TN) $100 to assist with travel expenses to Lincoln University– Jefferson City, Mo

     

    2011

    Awarded Brittney Clark (2011 graduate of Frayser High School – Memphis, TN) a 4-year scholarship to Lincoln University – Jefferson City, Mo.

     

    • 2010

    Awarded Glenise Davis (2010 Graduate of Hamilton High School – Memphis, TN) a $500 book scholarship toward her freshmen year book expenses at Clark University

     

    • 2009

    Awarded Jasmine Green (2009 Graduate of Central High School – Memphis, TN) a $500 book scholarship toward her freshmen year book expenses at Howard University.

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