Financial scholarships for college students are wonderful, but they don’t ensure successful completion and graduation. That’s why we provide Edge Coaches to support scholarship recipients as a form of scholarship insurance.

EDGE SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT HELPS STUDENTS REALIZE THEIR POTENTIAL

  • —Parent of a scholarship recipient
    “My son had an Edge coach through the Shire scholarship. It made a huge difference in his college success. After working with an Edge coach he completed his classes and got his first “A” ever of his college career. Thank you!”
  • —Rachel, a scholarship recipient of Edge coaching
    “I would have never achieved as much without my Edge Coach. My coach was my true partner. She taught me time management and helped me prioritize my tasks. The process gave me a new way to look at college.”
    "My coach made me ask questions and get my own answers. I loved the support and direction coaching gives me.
  • —From a scholarship recipient to his Edge Coach
    “Thank you for your genuine guidance in helping me through everything. You’ve truly empowered me and helped me find my strengths and to believe that I even had any in the first place.”
  • —From Jason Froats, Edge Coach
    “Our scholarship partner not only recognizes the value of coaching, but also ‘walks the walk’ by having implemented their scholarship coaching program with Edge, and as a result is helping so many students become their very best they can be. ”

Financial scholarships for college students are wonderful, but they don’t ensure successful completion and graduation. The transition to college can be difficult for students with ADHD. In fact, the drop out rate for first year college students with ADHD has been estimated at 50%. The problem is not with intelligence. Rather, it has to do with executive functioning skills: organizing, planning, prioritizing, staying on task, and adapting to change. That’s why we provide Edge Coaches to support scholarship recipients as a form of scholarship insurance.

Since 2011, the Edge Foundation has partnered with corporations who provides scholarships for college students with ADHD. These companies fund scholarship programs for students who are under the care of a licensed health care professional for ADHD and have been accepted to or enrolled in undergraduate programs at accredited colleges, universities, trade schools, technical schools, or vocational schools.

Note: The Shire Scholarship program is currently not being offered. Since 2011, the Edge Foundation has partnered with Shire PLC to provide Edge coaches for college students with ADHD who have received scholarships through the Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship program. During that time, the program has awarded over 340 Edge coaches to scholarship recipients. However, Shire was recently acquired and the new ownership is placing this and other programs like it on hold for review starting with the 2019 / 2020 academic year.

If you have questions, please contact:

Denise von Pressentin
206.632.9497
888.718.8886
dvonpressentin@edgefoundation.org

If you are an organization, institution or individual who provides financial  scholarships to college students, and are interested in providing funds for Edge Coaches to support those students, please contact us. We have helped hundreds of students since the program began in 2011.

If you have questions, please contact:

Neil Peterson
Founder, Chairman, and CEO
206.910.7515
888.718.8886
npeterson@edgefoundation.org