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Expanded College Scholarship Program for Students with ADHD

Shire Expands Scholarship Program for Individuals with ADHD:  The second year of the Shire ADHD Scholarship Program will award 50 scholarships to individuals with ADHD

PHILADELPHIA, Oct 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, has expanded its ADHD Scholarship Program. The program 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. Fifty winners will be selected in 2012, twice as many as in the first year.

Scholarship includes a prepaid year of ADHD coaching services

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. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2012. For information, including eligibility requirements and scholarship application, visit www.ShireADHDScholarship.com .

“The response to the Shire ADHD Scholarship Program in 2011 was tremendous, with hundreds of applications from inspiring students across the nation,” said Michael Yasick, Senior Vice President of Shire’s ADHD business. “There are thousands of high school seniors, college students, and adults going on to higher education who suffer from ADHD. We want to recognize the brave individuals who work hard to overcome the challenges of this life-altering condition, and help them continue their educational pursuits.”

Award recipients offered ADHD coaching from the Edge Foundation

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’s ADHD Scholarship Program is part of Shire’s patient centric approach that offers support to patients, parents, advocates and others while providing care for people diagnosed with ADHD.

 

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