GlaxoSmithKline Opportunity Scholarship Awards

GlaxoSmithKline Opportunity Scholarship Awards

The GlaxoSmithKline Opportunity Scholarship Awards are awarded each year to college students who have overcome difficult circumstances. They are changing their lives through higher education and their stories are truly inspirational.

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2013 GSK Opportunity Scholars Speak from the Heart
Recently, I had the privilege of honoring four students in North Carolina who demonstrated a strong commitment to education while overcoming significant adversities. Together with five other recipients from Philadelphia, these nine winners make up the...
Sep 16, 2013 10:00 AM ET
These Scholars Teach Us a Thing or Two About Resilience
This week, GSK honored Philadelphia and Research Triangle residents with GSK Opportunity Scholarships to attend college or universities. Each of these individuals were dealt a difficult hand of cards in life--some developed serious medical conditions, others suffered from abuse or poverty, and one young woman was...
Aug 1, 2013 2:00 PM ET
Meet Kimberly, GSK Opportunity Scholar
Meet Kimberly Robertson, GSK Opportunity Scholar Kimberly Robertson faced adversity much of her life.  She was born with partial facial paralysis and suffered abuse at the hands of a family friend.  She was beaten often while her mother slept.  Once when her mother was out, he held her hands under hot water, resulting in third degree burns.  Her suffering went unnoticed...
Oct 16, 2012 3:00 AM ET
Meet Dawn Sanders-Jordan, GSK Opportunity Scholar
Meet Dawn Sanders-Jordan, GSK Opportunity Scholar Dawn Sanders Jordan’s childhood was anything but easy. She grew up with a mentally ill mother.  Dawn would face the constant challenge of obtaining a proper education in a traditional school setting as afforded other children. During her formative years, Dawn’s older brother taught her to read before he was...
Oct 9, 2012 7:00 AM ET
Blazing a Trail: Palestine Small, GlaxoSmithKline Opportunity Scholar
Blazing a Trail: Palestine Small, GSK Opportunity Scholar Palestine suffered neglect at the hands of her severely dysfunctional family. She was placed adopted by a relative who beat her and shot birds to show what would happen to Palestine if she told anyone of the abuse. At nine years old she was given alcohol to help her tolerate the beatings. At 12, she moved in with...
Oct 3, 2012 11:00 AM ET