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As an annual 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.

Sponsorship packages range from $5,000 - $100,000 with a number of benefits that provide prime opportunities for your business organization.

For questions regarding sponsorships or table purchases, please contact Ms. Valerie Melton at or call 501.370.5392.

2017 Sponsors

Trustee and Mrs. Robert and Carolyn Blue
PSC National Alumni Association
Mr. And Ms. Rush and Linda Harding
Dr. Darnell Williams
Trustee Emeritus Lottie Shackelford
PSC Executive Cabinet

Tate & Associates
Dr. Frank James
Dr. and Mrs. Carl and Patricia Johnson
Trustee Jess M. Trice, M.D.
Trustee Sherece West-Scantlebury, Ph.D.
President Roderick L. Smothers, Sr., Ph. D.