Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire

March 9, 2016
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High school and college students (see comments)
High school seniors and college students

For students dealing with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) their time in school can be a difficult and challenging period. The Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire (formerly known as the Shire ADHD Scholarship Program) offers those students a $2,000 scholarship and one year of coaching services for their ADHD.

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Shire US, Inc. a biopharmaceutical company is sponsoring the scholarship that will go to 50 students. To apply the applicant must write a personal essay addressing how has ADHD impacted their lives.


  • Personal Essay – 50%
  • Letter of Recommendation – 20%
  • Edge Foundation Question – 15%
  • Community, Volunteer and Extra Curricular Activities - 15%


  • Be accepted to or enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, accredited trade, technical or vocational school or other “eligible educational institution,” as this term is defined in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time (a "Qualifying Institution").
  • Be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia.
  • At the time of submitting this application, each applicant must be diagnosed with ADHD and under the care of a licensed health care provider for ADHD, although no specific future or ongoing plan of management or treatment for applicant’s ADHD is required in order for applicant to be eligible for the Program.