Everything you need to know and do to get your ADHD application in on time, stress free

The 2013-2014 Shire ADHD Scholarship Application is up and ready for you to apply! Each recipient receives a $2,000 award and 1 year of ADHD coaching services.

While the March 27, 2013 deadline seems a long way off, we know there were a lot of people last year who put of getting started and missed the deadline.  Are you one of those people? Then this worksheet is for you.

Important things to know!

When is the application due?
Completed applications must be received, in their entirety, by 8:00 PM Eastern Time (11 PM Pacific) on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

Who is eligible?
This Scholarship is intended for US citizens who are accepted to or attending an approved college, university, vocational school, or technical school as an undergraduate student who has been diagnosed with ADHD and is under the care of a licensed health care professional for ADHD.

How to apply:
Shire makes it easy to work on your application over time. To begin applying you register for an account. You can then work on your application a little bit at a time and save it to come back to.

  • Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Handwritten applications, letters & essays will not be accepted.

We strongly suggest completing your application is on-line. The second speediest way to submit it is via fax: 410-810-8863.

More important things to know:

  • Register here: http://www.shireadhdscholarship.com/
  • National Scholarship Questions: call 1-855-474-4732 (note: this is a pre-recorded menu)
  • The application includes a letter of reference and a verified ADHD diagnosis. ALLOW ENOUGH TIME TO GET THESE BACK FROM YOUR CONTACTS! (We’ve included some suggested self-imposed deadlines for this step in the milestone calendar, below)
  • Allow yourself enough time to write your best essays.
  • If, under the laws of the state where you live, you are considered a minor (“Minor”), then you must obtain permission from your parent or legal guardian prior to submitting your application
  • Applications will not be accepted without completed reference and confirmation of diagnosis.
  • 500 words is approximately 2 pages typed double spaced.

Shire Scholarship Application Milestones & Checklist

  • Register to open a Shire application
  • Shire application read through
  • Start thinking about personal essay for Shire application
  • Do I have enough information to answer the ADHD coach essay question?
Feb 1
  • Draft Shire reference email
  • Print out confirmation of diagnosis form for Shire Scholarship
Feb 15
  • Ask for reference for Shire application
  • Give diagnosis confirmation form for Shire Scholarship to doctor
  • Complete Shire authorization for release of health information, liability release, extracurricular activites
March 1
  • Add reference to Shire application
  • Add completed diagnosis form to Shire application
  • Sketch draft for Shire personal essay & ADHD Coach essay
March 15
  • Edit Shire personal essay & ADHD Coach essay draft
March 22
  • Proof & upload essays into Shire application
March 27
  • Shire Application Due

Good Luck!

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