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.

The 4th Annual President’s Scholarship Gala took place on September 29, 3018. We thank each and every donor for their support and contribution to this pinnacle fundraiser.

For questions regarding sponsorships or how your can make a contribution toward scholarships, please contact Ms. Valerie Melton at or call 501.370.5392.


2018 Sponsors

Dr. William Pickard (in honor of Dr. Harry Roberson)

PSC National Alumni Association

Trustee and Mrs. Robert and Carolyn Blue

Mr. Thomas Tucker

Mr. And Ms. Rush and Linda Harding

Mr. Harry Roberson

Bretwood Capital Partners, LLC

Massey Family Charitable Foundation

Dr. Sherece West-Scantlebury

Dr. and Mrs. Elder and Linda Granger

President Roderick L. Smothers, Sr.

Mrs. Lillie Paddio

Dr. Etta Carter

Dr. Jesse Trice

Dr. Darnell Williams