President's Scholarship Gala

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 140th Anniversary President's Scholarship Gala: Looking Back to Go Forward took place on September 29, 2017 in the Wally Allen Ballroom at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock. The pinnacle event in the celebration of the institution's watershed anniversary raised more than $400,000 to benefit the College's deserving scholars! 

Featuring highlights of our storied past and even brighter future, the 3rd Annual President's Scholarship Gala was a memorable evening of scholarship, history and accolades. 


For 2018 Gala sponsorship information, please contact Sericia Cole, Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement & External Relations, at (501) 370-5378 or