Prepare for a night of celebration and decadence at the third annual President's Scholarship Gala. In honor of the college’s 140th anniversary, this year’s event theme will be "Looking Back to Go Forward" as they usher in a new era. 

Philander Smith College will celebrate its milestone anniversary during the third annual President’s Scholarship Gala on Friday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Wally Allen Ballroom of the Statehouse Convention Center.

Over the past two years, the President’s Scholarship Gala has raised more than $600,000 in scholarship funds. Event organizers are anticipating attendance of more than 750, including alumni from across the country. The evening’s musical entertainment will include the Philander Smith Collegiate Choir, as well as a surprise visit from a national R&B recording artist.

Tickets for the Scholarship Gala are $250 per person and can be purchased online by clicking here

You can learn more about the school and its mission at the Philander Smith College website, and follow its progress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.