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GSK Opportunity Scholarships

Provided by GSK in Research Triangle Park and administered by Triangle Community Foundation, this program offers Triangle residents who have overcome significant adversity the opportunity to improve their lives through further education. The GSK Opportunity Scholarships is administered by the Triangle Community Foundation.

Eligibility: Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements
  • Reside in Durham, Orange or Wake County for a minimum of one year
  • Be eligible to receive North Carolina resident tuition costs
  • Be a US citizen for a minimum of one year
  • Demonstrate the potential to succeed despite adversity
  • Have an exceptional desire to improve himself/herself through further education or training
There are no limitations on age, income level, previous education, course of study or training program the applicant is planning to pursue. The scholarship may be used to begin a program or continue a program in which the applicant is already enrolled. It may be used for state universities in North Carolina or community colleges. GlaxoSmithKline Inc. and Triangle Community Foundation employees and their family members are not eligible.

Up to $5,000 per year for a maximum of four years. On average, between four and six awards are made annually. Scholarship may be applied to expenses for tuition, required fees, and required books. The scholarship is automatically renewable, provided the recipient maintains at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) in the program he or she has chosen and submits a short report at the conclusion of each semester.

Application Procedure
Applications may be obtained online at

Application materials must be postmarked on or before March 15.

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