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Michael Yasick

The Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire recognizes and supports individuals diagnosed with ADHD in the US who are pursuing higher education. The Scholarship includes a $2,000 tuition payment and a prepaid year of ADHD coaching from the Edge Foundation to assist in meeting the challenges of higher education. Twenty-five recipients will be selected in 2018. Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, sponsors the Scholarship as part of its work to support patients with ADHD, their families, and the professionals who help them.

The Shire 2018 ADHD Scholarship is named in memory of Mike Yasick, a Senior Executive at Shire whose vision made the Shire ADHD Scholarship Program possible. Mike was inspired by the “thousands of high school seniors, college students, and adults going on to higher education who are diagnosed with ADHD” and envisioned the Scholarship as a way “to recognize the brave individuals who work hard to overcome the challenges of this life-altering condition, and help them continue their educational pursuits.” Mike put patients at the center of his leadership philosophy, an approach that earned him numerous awards and distinguished his 22-year career in the pharmaceutical industry, including his 9 years at Shire.

Scholarship Now Open to Graduate Students - In 2017, the Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire was opened to eligible students who are accepted to or enrolled in graduate programs in the United States (US), in addition to undergraduate students.


Press Kit – Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire

To get the facts about the Shire ADHD Scholarship program, view the 2018 press kit. Find the company background, testimonials from award recipients, Frequently Asked Questions, and a recent press release.

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ADHD Scholarship Recipients*

2017 Recipient List

Ellis Vogt
Marywood University
Jessia Sushansky
Tulane University
Aneka Voth
University of Kansas
Emma Parrish
Samford University
Quinn Shaffer
Marquette University
Matthew Paolucci
Fitchburg State University
Margaret Cunningham
Southern Illinois University
Dana Hodde
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Alexis Ariola
Grand Canyon University
Katharine Rhoten
Gustavus Adolphus College
Ilya Rake
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Charles Cochran
Centre College
Haley King
George Mason University
Morgan Wilson
Kent State University
Alexandra Gianakopoulos
Texas Christian University
Camryn Shiroma
Reed College
Breana East
Jacksonville State
Gabe Jasper
Hampshire College

* Award recipients who chose to opt out of publicity are not listed above.

"Most of my life I have been battling ADHD on my own. College would prove difficult for me, but when I got this scholarship, I felt like I finally had some help."

Jeremy Waldron
Closter, NJ

Olivia Langerhans
Rowan University

Isaac Thompson
University of Arkansas

Callie Lack
Bradley University

Zachary Elvove
Northwestern University

Rachel Best
Gonzaga University