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



The purpose of the Ida Ballard Simon Memorial Scholarship Fund is to support graduating seniors from Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee High Schools to meet Lincoln University financial requirements.

Funds for the scholarships are generated by charitable, tax-deductible donations received from businesses and individuals designated for this scholarship.

The scholarship is administered by the 62nd and 65th Regiments Legacy Foundation, Inc. – Jefferson City, MO (formerly referred to as the Lincoln University Foundation Scholarship). Scholarship recipients are selected by committee members from the 62nd and 65th Regiments Legacy Foundation, Inc. and Friends of Ida that currently reside in Memphis, Tennessee.

Additionally, committee members of the 62nd and 65th Regiments Legacy Foundation will collaborate with the Student Financial Aid Office of Lincoln University to identify qualified candidates from the list of students presented.

Awardees must be graduating seniors of the Shelby County School District with a desire to be enrolled full time at Lincoln University.  Scholarship amounts will be determined each semester.

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In order to express the appreciation of the University to the Ida Ballard Simon Memorial Scholarship and to help attract gifts for similar purposes, it is understood that appropriate publicity in the form of announcements to news media, internal and external publications, and other suitable recognition, may be made by Lincoln University and Lincoln University Foundation, Inc.

Annually, the Foundation shall furnish on request by any donor, a record of disbursement of scholarship funds by recipients complete with addresses. All donors shall be furnished documents of donation appropriate to the United States Internal Revenue Service code by January 31 of the year following a gift to the Fund and Endowment.