Money for College

Whether you're an adult going back to school or a teen heading off for the first time, the Shire ADHD Scholarship Program can help you pay for your higher education.
The Experts | posted by Wayne Kalyn

There's never a wrong time to get a good education. ADHD adults who put off college and are finally getting around to pursuing a degree later in life, or ADHD teens who are enrolled in a university, vocational, or technical school, now have extra motivation to push forward.

Shire, a pharmaceutical company that makes medications for the treatment of ADHD, is awarding fifty $2,000 monetary awards to individuals diagnosed with ADHD, along with a prepaid year of coaching from the Edge Foundation to assist in the transition to higher education.

To win a scholarship individuals, who can be of any age, have to be:

>> U.S. citizens;

>> accepted by or attending an approved college, university, vocational, or technical school as an undergraduate student for the academic year 2013-2014; and

>> under the care of a licensed health-care professional for ADHD.

Fifty recipients will be selected in 2013, based on community service, volunteer and extracurricular activities, and a personal essay describing how ADHD has impacted their lives. Paper applications should be postmarked by March 27, 2013; online applications must be submitted by the same date.

For information on the Shire ADHD Scholarship Program, including the full rules and regulations, please visit

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