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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. Fifty recipients will be selected in 2017. 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 2017 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 - Beginning in 2017, the Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire is now open 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 2017 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*

2016 Recipient List

Gina Abraczinskas
Temple University
Allison Cohen
University of Pittsburgh
Christina Condict
Marantha Baptist University
Karina Conner
Youngstown State University
Tianna Crippen
Coastal Carolina University
Emma Draper
Elon University
Sydney Jane Gagnon
Virginia Tech University
Jacob Hellman
West Chester University
Dana Hodde
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Megan Holzmeister
University of Kansas
Emily Jones Savannah
College of Art and Design
Hunter Kennedy
Columbia College Chicago
Aaron Kurkowski
Georgian Court University
Miranda Lightfoot
Crowder College
Monica Medrano
University of Central Florida
Rachel Moretti
Oklahoma State University
Victoria Noto
University of California Davis
Joshua Otto
University of Alabama
Jay Oxman
University at Albany
Sean Padgett
Northern Virginia Community College
Emma J. Parrish
Samford University
Christine Pittenger
Oakland University
Kathryn Poe
Capital University
Chelsea Polidoro
Neumann University
Kendra Rowell
Louisiana Tech University
Eric Rupinski
Rutgers University
Thomas Lander Ryan
University of Kentucky
Lauren Schnepf
University of Vermont
Elizabeth Grace Scott
Rhodes College
Nathanael Stauffer
University of Akron
Hannah Steiss
Miami University
Emma Stotts
DePaul University
Jessica Sushansky
Tulane University
Tyrique Townsend
Ohio University
Abigail Ann Weber
Santa Barbara City College
Hannah Zacharias
Radford University
Kathryn Bandru
DePaul University
Jillian Blackhall
Kansas State University
Emalee Cantlin
Seton Hill University
Hayley Cottle
Berry College
Courtney Dotson
Arkansas Tech University
Roxanna Fridman
Loyola University New Orleans
Patrick Gant
University of Montevallo
Sarah Gibson
Duquesne University
Jonathan Glennon
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
Kirsten Green
Florida State University
Dan Grossman
American University
Macie-Grace Guthrie
Brigham Young University - Idaho
Shelbey Hagen
University of Wisconsin - Lacrosse
Mackinzie Hamilton
Brigham Young University
Ali Kanan
Augsburg College
Janna Koffman
Columbus State University
Nathan Kueshner
Indiana University Southeast
David Lester
University of Kansas
Mark McCorkle
University of California Irvine
Sarah McCune
University of Illinois
Matthew Mcketty
University of Florida
Madeline Moeller
Saint Mary's College
Jonah Morin
Indiana State University
Jeremy Nowell
George Mason University
Mitchell Pliska
Pensacola Christian College
Erin Przybyla
Towson University
Lane Quick
Baylor University
Celestia Randolph
Wingate University
Dante Ricks
University of Miami
Catharine Riddle
Carteret Community College
Lisa Rueger
Florida State University
Thomas Ryan
University of Kentucky
Megan Schilling
Auburn University
Kailey Snead
Texas Tech University
Emma Stotts
DePaul University
Catherine Sumner
Georgia Southwestern State University
Jennifer Trevorrow
Baker College of Flint
Emma Vasil
Oklahoma State University
Kara Vrooman
University of Kentucky
Adon Wade-Currie
Washington University in St. Louis
Brittani Waltenburg
Santa Clara University
Walter Yang
Brandeis University
Broderick Allan
Brown University
Eve Atkins
Muhlenberg College
Randall Back
Southeast Community College
Kathyrn Bandru
DePaul University
Morgan Beck
College of Charleston
Eric Bell
The Evergreen State College
Hannah Birch
Lawrence University
Jake Bova
Montana State University
Megan Bowen
Belmont Abbey College
Julia Brodie
Western Washington University
Justin Corr
University of Maryland College Park
John Cotti
University of Southern California
Zachary Cross
Anderson University
Patrick Gaddis
Samford University
Courtney Hale
James Madison University
Nile Iverson
University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
Alexa Jakusovszky
Lewis and Clark College
Colbee Jones
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Daniela Kapusta
Illinois State University
Robert Keene
Georgia College and State University
Michael Kent
Red Rocks Community College
Elizabeth Lelonek
Messiah College
Emily Lord
Seattle University
Cristina Maddock
Auburn University
James Maibuecher
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bridgid Maloney
University of Nebraska–Omaha
Austin Norwood
Marquette University
Mason Nye
Butler Community College
Austin Otto
University of
St. Thomas
Melanie Palacios
Bentley University
Brandon Paul
Appalachian State University
Tyler Rakar
Ohio Northern University
Bayley Ray-Smith
Colby College
Isabel Reid
University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
Anna Silva
Transylvania University
McKenzie Smith
Western Carolina University
Noah Tatko
St. Louis University
Lindsey Thomas
UC Santa Cruz
Zachary Ticktin
Arizona State University
Patrick Todd
Unity College
Ryan Visanska-Hartwick
Hofstra University
Eliana von Krusenstiern
Haverford College
Caroline White
University of Mississippi
Jamie Zinkgraf
Eastern Washington University
Emily Erwin
Iowa Western Community College
Christian Bowman
The University of Pittsburgh
Zachary Gilliam
The University of Texas at Austin
Ryan Silva
Louisiana State University
Mallory Hansen
West Virginia University
Austin Lewis
Columbus State University
Jordan Sanders
Berklee College of Music
Lewis Copeland
Hampden-Sydney College
Jacqueline Martin
Tuskegee University
Gabriel French
Indiana University Bloomington
Stuart Shelton
East Tennessee State University
Christopher Lukas
Oakland University
Christopher VandeLune
Baylor University
Connor Kriz
University of Louisville
Zachary Larkin
University of Southern California
Enamarie Butler
Temple University
Haley Stickney
University of Central Florida
Katherine Wesler
University of Cincinnati
Mariah Carray
Macalester College
Joshua Luberda
Washington University in St. Louis
Jessica Ruiz
Ashford University
Kristen Moses
College of Lake County
Jessica Jirsa
St. Louis Community College
Joshua Craft
The University of Alabama
Ryan Peterson
University of Rochester
Lauren Meek
Savannah College of Art & Design
Joseph Kuebbing
University of Dayton
Meagan Bates
University of Delaware
Jake Bailey
Hennepin Technical College
Brad Bauman
Medaille College
Rachel Best
Gonzaga University
Mariah Carray
Macalester College
Michael Dannis
Florida Gulf Coast University
Zachary Elvove
Northwestern University
Cole Goodman
Elizabethtown College
Andrew Hawkins
Georgia Southern University
Brett Incollingo
Stevens Institute of Technology
James Kinsey
University of Wyoming-Laramie
Michael Knapp
Houghton College
Callie Lack
Bradley University
Tiffany Lamb
Brigham Young University-Idaho
Olivia Langerhans
Rowan University
Dominic Lese
American University
Emily Lord
Seattle University
Dustin Martin
Limestone College
Jacob McClellan
Kent State University
Dominee McNerney
Bridgewater College
Timothy Millison
Furman University
Matthew Moore
Coastal Carolina University
Meredith Morrow
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Tess Mulrean
The George Washington University
Jenna Murray
Oklahoma State University
Joseph O'Hara
Stony Brook State University of New York
Emily Parker
Ivy Tech Community College
Kelsey Peterson
Coastal Carolina University
Molly Pfordresher
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Adam Redleaf
University of California, San Diego
Charles Schneider
Tiffin University
Benjamin Schreiber
Swarthmore College
Katelyn Simmons
Austin Community College
Bradley Szmurlo
St. Ambrose University
Daniel Tache
University of South Carolina
Hannah Thomas
Western Kentucky University
Isaac Thompson
University of Arkansas
Geena White
DePaul University
Stephanie Williams
Western Illinois University
Meredith Wright
Samford University
Adam Wruck
King's College
Gregory Bayliss
University of Virginia
Jessica Breske
Northeastern State University
Corine Casey
Occidental College
Michael Dannis
Florida Gulf Coast University
Kelly Gibbons
Villanova University
Joshua Goralski
Rockhurst University
Ryan Hoffman
University of Montana
Thomas Kline
Oswego State University of New York
Annalaura Linder
Lafayette College
Charles Merchant
Coastal Carolina University
Bron Mitchell
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Hannah Overberg
James Madison University
Stephanie Rivero
Lehigh University
Michael Sullivan
Binghamton University
Jeremy Waldron
Tulane University
Floyd Watkins
Eastern Michigan University
Katherine Wesler
University of Cincinnati

* 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