Students who have been putting off applying for the ADHD coaching and academic scholarship offered by Shire still have a few days to complete the application. Applications must be postmarked by or received no later than 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time on Friday, March 30, 2012 and are not based on financial need.
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. Fifty one-time scholarships will be awarded on June 12, 2012
Shire makes it easy to register on line. Simply register at http://www.shireadhdscholarship.com/ and open an account. Students will be asked for the names of the schools they’ve attended, their parent’s contact information, contact information for one reference and a listing of extra-curricular activities. The application includes two essays about ADHD. Applications will be judged on the essays (65%), letter of recommendation (20%) and community, volunteer and extra curricular activities (15%).
To be eligible for a Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be accepted to or enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, accredited trade, technical or vocational school or other “eligible educational institution,” as this term is defined in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time (a “Qualifying Institution”).
- Be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia.
- At the time of submitting this application, each applicant must be diagnosed with ADHD and under the care of a licensed health care provider for ADHD, although no specific future or ongoing plan of management or treatment for applicant’s ADHD is required in order for applicant to be eligible for the Program.
- Prior Scholarship recipients may apply for subsequent Scholarships provided that they otherwise meet these eligibility requirements; however, a prior recipient will not receive any special consideration.
Will you be applying? Don’t stop to tell us about it. Get busy right now!!!