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Deadline Alert: College Scholarship for Students with ADHD

The 2018 Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship, funded by Shire, will award $2,000 of tuition assistance and ADHD coaching to 20 college students in the United States.

April 5, 2018

Shire pharmaceutical company is currently accepting college scholarship applications from students with ADHD pursuing higher education. The deadline to apply for the Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship is May 31, 2018, at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Twenty scholarship applicants will receive a one-time payment of $2,000 each for tuition at any accredited 2-year, 4-year, vocational, or graduate program in the United States. Each will also receive one year of ADHD coaching services, valued at approximately $4,400. Applicants must be formally diagnosed with ADHD, and must be currently receiving treatment from a qualified health care professional.

The added coaching element is designed to help students with ADHD meet the unique challenges associated with higher education, the company said. Coaches from the Edge Foundation, a nonprofit specializing in ADHD support, will meet with winners weekly — either in person, over the phone, or through video conference — to implement time-management strategies, organizing systems, and other executive-function supports.

The scholarship is named for the late Michael Yasick, a Shire executive who wanted “to recognize the brave individuals who work hard to overcome the challenges of this life-altering condition, and help them continue their educational pursuits,” according to a company press release. The scholarship was established in 2011, and has been awarded to more than 300 students with ADHD since its inception.

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