As an annul fundraiser, the President's Scholarship Gala brings awareness and support for under-represented students by helping Philander Smith College to provide them with scholarships. A top level sponsorship package will create internships, mentoring, enrichment programs, enhanced curriculum as well as other much needed resources for our students. When you support Philander FORWARD at this event, you help deserving scholars achieve their big dreams of a college education and the promise of a fulfilling career.

The Second Annual President's Scholarship Gala: A Night of Big Dreams & Scholarship was held Friday, September 23, 2016 in the Wally Allen Ballroom at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock. Featuring student testimonials, scholarship award presentations, and a featured musical performance by Grammy-nominated R&B songress Chante Moore, the 2016 Gala raised more than $320,000 for student scholarship support.  

For Gala sponsorship information, please contact Sericia Cole, Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement & External Relations, at (501) 370-5378 or