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The Shire 2013 ADHD Scholarship Program

2013 US ADHD Scholarship Program

In 2011, Shire launched its first US ADHD Scholarship Program. The scholarship is for individuals in the United States diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are pursuing higher education at a college, vocational school, or technical school.

The US ADHD Scholarship includes a $2,000 monetary award and offers a prepaid year of ADHD coaching services provided by the Edge Foundation to assist with the transition to higher education.

Award recipients will be offered ADHD coaching from the Edge Foundation, which includes weekly sessions with specially trained ADHD coaches. The students set weekly goals and action plans to meet those goals and have e-mail and phone support from their coaches to help keep them on track. This support may be important for students transitioning to the higher education environment because they have more free time and less adult supervision.

Shire will award up to Fifty (50) Scholarships to recipients meeting the criteria designated in the rules and regulations. Shire will also award up to five (5) Scholarships to its employees (or their immediate family members as defined in the rules and regulations) who have been diagnosed with ADHD.