top of page

Congrats to our 2024 winners!  Kiley Torres and Bailie Krause

A golf scholarship

for college bound female golfers

About the Foundation


$2,500 Scholarship

In honor of Susan, the foundation will award a $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

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

Applications are closed for 2024.

2025 applications open Fall 2024

IMG_6717 (2).jpg

Congrats to our 2024 scholarship winners!

Kiley Torres

Bailey Krause 

Past Scholarship Winners


Merryville College

Grace Rector 

Contact Us

Questions about your application or the scholarship?


  • Facebook

Follow us on Facebook for foundation updates

bottom of page