US community partnerships
Much of what influences our health happens outside the doctor’s office – in our communities. Community factors, such as education, safety, access to healthy foods and recreational spaces, and the support of families and social networks, undeniably contribute to our health.
Where we are born and raised, live, and work, matters to our health. That’s why GSK partners with local nonprofit partners to build healthier communities. We have several signature programs in the US: our charitable grants, our IMPACT Awards and Grants, Opportunity Scholarships, and Science in the Summer.
At GSK, we are guided by our mission of helping people do more, feel better, and live longer. To achieve this mission, we must go beyond discovering, developing, and delivering new medicines, vaccines, and healthcare products. That’s why we are committed to supporting innovative STEM education and community health programs that foster healthy communities across the United States.
GSK Opportunity Scholarships
Since 1988, we have sponsored the GSK Opportunity Scholarship program, which recognizes individuals in Philadelphia and North Carolina’s Research Triangle who have overcome serious adversity, yet have pursued an education as a means of changing their lives.
Science in the Summer™
We want children to discover the wonders of science and consider a career in science one day. That's why we offer Science in the Summer™, a free science education program that helps elementary school children grow to love science. Through classes held in public libraries and other community-based organizations, the program gets kids excited about learning science with hands-on experiments.