Join us Saturday, May 16th, 2020 for the 12th Ida Ballard-Simon Memorial Golf Tournament!


Our Mission

Why our fund matters

This site has been established to promote the Ida Ballard Simon Memorial Scholarship Fund for graduating seniors in the Memphis, TN and Shelby County (SCS) School District.

The siblings of Ida Ballard Simon request your support with our mission to maintain Ida’s love for and influence in academia and her love to reach students needing scholarships and financial assistance to attend college.  With your support, our collaborative efforts will continue to send graduating senior(s) from Memphis and Shelby County, TN public high schools to Ida’s under-graduate college alma mater –Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri.

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Join our Memorial Golf Tournament

Please join us for the 12th Ida Ballard Simon (IBS) Memorial Golf Tournament! Enjoy a continental breakfast, 9-hole snack, tournament awards luncheon, gifts, raffles, prizes, and more!


North Creek Golf Club
8770 N. Creek Blvd.
Southaven, Mississippi 38671

Link to Website

Date & Time

Saturday, May 16th, 2020
8:00 AM

Please return team registration forms & sponsorship applications by April 22, 2020 to: Ida Ballard Simon (IBS) Memorial Golf Tournament PO Box 770113 Memphis, TN 38177

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About the Fund

How your support helps

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:

1Increasing the Ida Ballard Simon Memorial Scholarship Fund’s endowed account with Lincoln University Foundation in Jefferson City, MO (Ida’s Undergraduate Alma Mater)
2Awarding multiple 1st year Book / Travel Scholarships to students who are enrolled or accepted into planned career programs – e.g., other Historical Black College or University (HBCU), any junior college or trade school

Celebrating our Scholarship Awardees

2018 Scholarships

Greg Odom, Jr
Platinum Plus Scholarship

2017 Scholarships

Tynia O’Neal
Book Scholarship

2016 Scholarships

Brandon Price
Book Scholarship

Mildred Goings
Book Scholarship

2015 Scholarships

Kashuna Wright
Book Scholarship

Alexia Leavy
Book Scholarship

2014 Scholarships

Addison Tucker
4-Yr Scholarship to Lincoln University

2013 Scholarships

Nicholas Thomas
Book Scholarship

Caylon Pettis
Book Scholarship

2012 Scholarships

Ashante Pollard
4-Yr Scholarship to Lincoln University

Raquel Barrett
Travel Scholarship

Maggie Jones
Travel Scholarship

2011 Scholarships

Brittney Clark
4-Yr Scholarship to Lincoln University

2010 Scholarships

Glenise Davis
Book Scholarship

2009 Scholarships

Jasmine Green
Book Scholarship

Apply for the 2019 Scholarships

Two to six book scholarships will be awarded to eligible Class of 2019 High School Graduates from Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee Public High Schools. All book scholarship requests must be received by April 13, 2019. Interviews will be held April 22 – 24, 2019.


Apply Now

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