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
University of Kansas
Fitchburg State University
Southern Illinois University
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Grand Canyon University
Gustavus Adolphus College
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
George Mason University
Kent State University
Texas Christian University
* Award recipients who chose to opt out of publicity are not listed above.
University of Arkansas