We are pleased to announce that today Shire has named the first recipients of its new ADHD Scholarship program. Twenty-five individuals diagnosed with Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are going on to higher education were selected from more than 800 applications across the United States. They were recognized for their involvement in school and community activities, work experience, honors and awards, and their personal essays.
The Shire 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.
“We applaud Shire for recognizing the need for coaching and making it available proactively for students entering higher education. No student should have to fail in order to receive support,” said Robert Tudisco, our Executive Director. “Edge coaches will help provide these students with structure, support and accountability as they leave home and continue their education.”
The Edge coaching model has been proven effective in helping students with ADHD regulate their own behavior, problem solve, prioritize, organize and otherwise bring balance into their lives. Last year, Edge concluded a two year study into the effectiveness of ADHD coaching on students in 10 colleges nationwide. The study results showed that students who were coached showed dramatic increases in self regulation and an overall improvement in their approach to learning.
As you know our mission as a nonprofit is to help every child, adolescent and young adult with ADHD to fully realize their own potential, personal vision and passion through personal coaching. This scholarship will help 25 more students keep their Edge!
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