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Applications open now for 2024! 

A golf scholarship

for college bound female golfers

About the Foundation


$2,500 Scholarship

In honor of Susan, the foundation will award one $2,500 scholarship to a college-bound female athlete in the spring/summer of 2024


For Higher Education

This scholarship is for female high school seniors who have been accepted to attend an accredited junior college, college or university.


For IHSA Athletes

Applicants must have participated in scheduled events/matches in an
IHSA-sanctioned golf series event in

the last 2 years.


Honoring Susan

The Susan Shigemura Memorial Golf Scholarship was founded in 2022 to honor our friend and founder of the Piper Glen Ladies Invitational in Springfield, Illinois. This tournament has sold out each year and attracts women golfers throughout the Midwest.


In December 2021, Susan lost her battle with breast cancer and the tournament was re-named in her honor with the goal of raising money for an annual award of a golf scholarship to a female high school senior in Illinois who is planning to play golf at an accredited college or university in the United States.

Susan was passionate about golf and an advocate and champion for women’s sports. In an effort to honor her desire to grow the game of golf for women, the Susan Shigemura Memorial Golf Scholarship foundation will be awarding a $2,500 golf scholarship to an eligible female student golf athlete in the spring/summer of 2024.


How to Apply

Applications are now open.

1. Review eligibility requirements 

2. Complete the application form

3. Email completed application to:

*The following documents are also required by applicants:
• Offici
al High School Transcript
• Letter of Recommendation from
 Golf Coach
• Letter of Recommendation from High School Faculty Member
• Letter of Acceptance from Collegiate Coac


Congrats to our 2023 scholarship winner!

 Grace Rector 

Meryville College

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