Scholarships of county 'Durham' within North Carolina
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GlaxoSmithKline Opportunity Scholarships
Established in 1988, this scholarship offers residents of Durham, Orange, or Wake County, who have overcome significant adversity, the opportunity to pursue their dreams and improve their lives through education or training. The GlaxoSmithKline Opportunity Scholarship is administered by the Triangle Community Foundation.EligibilityEligibility: Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements * Have been a permanent resident of Durham, Orange or Wake County for a minimum of one year * Be a US citizen and/or legal resident of the US * Demonstrate the potential to succeed despite adversity * Have an exceptional desire to improve himself/herself through further education or trainingThere 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.ValueUp to $5,000 per year for a maximum of four years. 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 remains in good standing in the program he or she has chosen.