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 will take place on Friday, September 29, 2017 in the Wally Allen Ballroom at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock. This year's Gala will serve as the pinnacle event in the celebration of the institution's watershed anniversary. Featuring highlights of our storied past and even brighter future, President's Scholarship Gala will be a night of both scholarship and history as we raise funds for deserving college students.

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Help us celebrate in historic fashion by wearing your vintage formal attire for the evening!


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