2023 Scholarship Application:

One “4 Year Scholarship” to Lincoln University – Jefferson City, MO will be awarded to the most eligible Class of 2023 High School Graduate selected from Memphis – Shelby County Schools (MSCS) applicant.  Complete 2023 Scholarship Application packages must be received / postmarked by April 1, 2023.

Scholarship Application Interviews will be held April 10th – 15th, 2023.

Refer to the 2023 Ida Ballard Simon Scholarship Application Form for detail list of policies and procedures.

Download the 2023 Scholarship Application


About the Scholarship:

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.

All awardees must be graduating seniors of the Shelby County School District.  4 Year Scholarship Awardees must have a desire to be enrolled full time at Lincoln University.  Scholarship amounts will be determined each semester.

Over the past 13 years, with your help, the Ida Ballard Simon Scholarship Fund awarded 18 scholarships to assist students meet their initial educational / career goals:
3 Full Ride Scholarships, 4 Platinum Scholarships, and 11 Book /Travel Scholarships.

2022 Scholarship

Kierstyn Pryor
Platinum Scholarship

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



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.