Tamara Bates, Class of 2016
Current Occupation: Political Organizer, Tallahassee, FL

"Coming from my hometown of Memphis, TN, I made one of the best decisions of my life by choosing Philander Smith College for my undergraduate years. I would not trade my experiences there! Philander has truly prepared me for my new career by equipping me to be an agent of change."

Invest in the Future


1877 is a student scholarship fund for need-based scholarships for undergraduate, students. This increased financial aid will enable more students to take part in the Philander experiences that build lifelong skills and help them to achieve their potential. The need-based scholarships created through the 1877 scholarships also help fund the payment of tuition and fees for academically-qualified students.