After a two-year hiatus (due to Covid-19 Pandemic), the 12th Ida Ballard Simon Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday – May 20th, 2022 8:00 am


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Our Mission

Why our fund matters

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

Siblings and Friends 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.

Over the past 13 years, with your help, the Ida Ballard Simon Scholarship Fund awarded 17 scholarships that assisted students in meeting their initial educational / career goals:
3 Full Ride Scholarships, 3 Platinum Scholarships, and 11 Book /Travel Scholarships.

Save the Date

Join our Memorial Golf Tournament

Please join us for the 12th Ida Ballard Simon (IBS) Memorial Golf Tournament! Enjoy a Continental Breakfast, Golf, Golf cart, 9-Hole Snack, Outdoor Tournament Awards Luncheon, Gifts, Raffles, Prizes, and More!


4 Player Scramble


Hole In One
Straight Drive


Friday, May 20, 2022
Registration: 7:00 a.m.
Shotgun: 8:00 a.m.
Rain Date: To Be Announced


Individual: $ 100.00
Team: $ 400.00


3 Flights: 3 places per Flight


Mirimichi Golf Course
6195 Woodstock Cuba Road
Millington, TN 38053


Ida Ballard Simon (IBS)
Memorial Golf Tournament
PO Box 770113
Memphis, TN 38177


* Receive up to 20% Off Entry Fees paid between February 1st and April 1st

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February 1st
* 15% Off
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March 1st
* 10% Off
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Individual Fee$ 100.00$ 80.00$ 85.00$ 90.00
Team Fee$ 400.00$ 320.00$ 340.00$ 360.00


** Each Team that completes Registration by May 6, 2022 will be
featured as BRONZE Sponsors in the 2022 Souvenir Ad Book


Each sponsor that completes Sponsorship Level opportunity(s)
by May 6, 2022 will be included in the 2022 Souvenir Ad Book

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Please note: Please check back here for current event updates!

After a two-year hiatus (due to Covid-19 Pandemic), the 12th Ida Ballard Simon Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday – May 20th, 2022 8:00 am

Mirimichi Golf Course
6195 Woodstock Cuba Rd
Millington, TN 38053

Millington, TN, US
5:10 pm, June 30, 2022
moderate rain
Wind: 8 mph
Pressure: 1016 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:47 am
Sunset: 8:18 pm

About the Fund

How your support helps

We realize that these are unprecedented 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:

1Awarding 4 Year Ida Ballard Simon Memorial Scholarships to Lincoln University 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
3Awarding Perseverance Scholarships to students currently enrolled into planned career programs.

Celebrating Scholarship Awardees

2021 Scholarship

Mikala Hess
Platinum Perseverance Award

2019 Scholarship

Rachel Summerall (MBCC)
Platinum Scholarship

2018 Scholarship

Greg Odom, Jr
Platinum Plus Scholarship

2017 Scholarship

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 Scholarship

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 Scholarship

Brittney Clark
4-Yr Scholarship to Lincoln University

2010 Scholarship

Glenise Davis
Book Scholarship

2009 Scholarship

Jasmine Green
Book Scholarship

Apply for the 2022 Scholarships

Two to six book scholarships will be awarded to eligible Class of 2022 Graduates from Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee Public High Schools.

Completed scholarship applications must be received by Friday - April 22, 2022. Interviews will be held May 2nd – 10th, 2022.


Apply Now

The Ida Ballard Simon (IBS) Memorial Golf Tournament RETURNS on Friday – May 20th, 2022!

For 11 years, the IBS Memorial Golf Tournament has brought smiles, fun and support to sponsors with a love of philanthropy, sponsors and golfers with the love of camaraderie, golf and good times and to students that persevere with a love to further their education! Each event not only brings the community together for a great time on a scenic, exclusive golf course, but also joins all in the purpose of helping others to achieve life impacting goals.


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