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Rules & Regulations

Shire US Inc. (the "Scholarship Sponsor") is sponsoring an ADHD Scholarship. The scholarship program ("Program") is for legal residents of the United States diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ("ADHD") who are accepted to or enrolled in a 2- or 4-year Undergraduate Program (as defined below) or a 1+ year Graduate Program (as defined below) at an accredited college, university, trade school, technical school, or vocational school located in the United States for the academic year 2017-2018.

FAXED or ELECTRONIC Applications (as defined below) are subject to the below Rules and Regulations and must be RECEIVED by March, 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time and PAPER Applications must be postmarked and mailed by March 8, 2017.

Agreement to Rules and Regulations

By submitting an Application for a Scholarship (as defined below), you are unconditionally agreeing to be bound by these Rules and Regulations.

A complete Application (collectively, the “Application”) includes seven (7) parts:

  • Part 1: Contact Information (2 pages)
  • Part 2: Parent Information (required for minors)
  • Part 3: Liability and Publicity Release
  • Part 4: Letter of Recommendation
  • Part 5: Personal Essay
  • Part 6: ADHD Coaching Essay
  • Part 7: Activities

Prior to submission, each applicant must sign his/her Application, unconditionally agreeing to be bound by these Rules and Regulations. If, under the laws of the state where you live, you are considered a minor ("Minor") then your parent or legal guardian must sign your Application, unconditionally agreeing to be bound by these Rules and Regulations. Generally a person who has attained the age of eighteen (18) is not considered a Minor; however, the age of majority in some states, including, but not limited to, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin, may be greater than eighteen (18). Please check the laws of the state where you live to confirm the age of majority. It is your obligation, or if you are a Minor, the obligation of your parent or legal guardian, to sign your Application. Unsigned Applications will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted.

Scholarship Details

Each Scholarship Recipient will receive a one-time, $2,000 tuition payment with one (1) year of ADHD coaching services by the Edge Foundation (the ADHD coaching service has an approximate value of $4,400) (collectively, the "Scholarship"). A total of fifty-five (55) Scholarships will be awarded to recipients meeting the criteria designated in the Rules and Regulations below. Of the fifty-five (55) Scholarships, five (5) Scholarships shall be awarded only to recipients who are employees of the Scholarship Sponsor, a qualified Immediate Family member (as defined below), or qualified individual with whom the employee lives, who in each instance must provide a valid Shire Employee Number (each an "Employee Scholarship"). The five (5) Employee Scholarships shall be awarded to employees (or qualified Immediate Family members or those with whom they live) who are enrolled in, or accepted to, an eligible Undergraduate Program or Graduate Program at a Qualifying Institution. Employees of the Scholarship Sponsor (or their qualified Immediate Family members) are not eligible for the remaining fifty (50) Scholarships (each a "National Scholarship"). Of the remaining fifty (50) Scholarships, all of which are National Scholarships, ten (10) National Scholarships shall be awarded to recipients who are accepted to, or enrolled in, an eligible Graduate Program at a Qualifying Institution (as defined below). The remaining forty (40) National Scholarships shall be awarded to recipients who are accepted to, or enrolled in, an eligible Undergraduate Program at a Qualifying Institution.

Limit one (1) Scholarship award per eligible award recipient.

The likelihood of an applicant being selected as a Scholarship Recipient will depend on the number and caliber of Applications received over the duration of the Program.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a National Scholarship or an Employee Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be accepted to, or enrolled in a 2- or 4-year Undergraduate Program or a Graduate Program (of one or more years in length) at an accredited college, university, trade school, technical school, or vocational school located in the United States as defined by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (as amended from time to time) (a "Qualifying Institution"). Please visit http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx to confirm Qualifying Institutions. For purposes of eligibility requirements of this Scholarship, an Undergraduate Program consists of a 2-year associate's degree program or a 4-year bachelor’s degree program; whereas, a Graduate Program consists of an advanced, graduate academic degree program of one (1) or more years duration (undertaken or to be undertaken by an applicant who has already obtained a bachelor’s degree) including but not limited to, a master’s degree program or a PhD or doctorate degree program. To be eligible for a National Scholarship or an Employee Scholarship, the applicant must be enrolled or accepted to an Undergraduate Program or a Graduate Program at a Qualifying Institution.
  • Be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia.
  • At the time of submitting the 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 to receive a Scholarship.
  • Each potential award recipient must provide proof of age (a notarized, legible copy of a birth certificate, driver’s license, passport, military identification card, or other identification card issued by the state or federal governments containing your date of birth) with the Acceptance Package (as defined below).
  • All applicants selected as potential award recipients must have a licensed health care professional confirm their ADHD diagnosis by completing a Confirmation of Diagnosis and submitting it to Shire. Shire will mail potential award recipients the Confirmation of Diagnosis form. Potential award recipients who fail to provide a Confirmation of Diagnosis by a licensed health care professional will not receive an award.

Consultants, vendors, agents, and representatives of Scholarship Sponsor (the “Scholarship Partners”) and their respective parents, children, siblings (including step, foster, legal guardians, and wards), and spouses (“Immediate Family”) and those with whom they live are not eligible for the National Scholarship.

All information contained in the Application, Application Package, and Acceptance Package must be complete, true, and verifiable and otherwise meet all eligibility requirements set forth in these Rules and Regulations. Any Application containing false or intentionally or materially misleading information shall be disqualified.

Each essay must be the original authored work of the applicant. Furthermore, the essay cannot defame or invade the publicity rights or the privacy of any person, living or dead, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or proprietary rights. The essay may not be offensive or inappropriate, as determined by the judges in their sole and absolute discretion.

Prior Scholarship award recipients may apply for subsequent Scholarships provided that they otherwise meet these eligibility requirements; however, a prior Scholarship award recipient may not submit the same essay or an essay that, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Initial Judges (as defined below), is substantially similar to an essay the prior Scholarship award recipient previously submitted. Prior Scholarship award recipients will not receive any special consideration.

Scholarships are not based on financial need.

The Scholarship Sponsor reserves the right, at any time and without advance notice, to modify, suspend, or terminate the Scholarship, these Rules and Regulations, or the application, review, judging, award qualification, or award process applicable to the Scholarship (the “Process”), in whole or in part.

How to Apply

You may apply by:

1)
Submitting an Application online at www.ShireADHDscholarship.com; or
2)
Downloading, completing, mailing, or faxing a paper Application and supporting documents as one package to:

P.O. Box 562
Chestertown, MD 21620
or 1-855-882-6405

Incomplete or handwritten applications will NOT be accepted.

If the applicant is an Employee, in order to be properly identified as an Employee applicant, the Employee must submit a valid Shire Employee Number to be considered for the Employee Scholarship.

Each applicant may submit only one Application. In the event an applicant submits more than one application, only the last Application received will be accepted; all previously submitted applications shall be deemed to have been withdrawn. All information must be legible and sent in a single package. Incomplete Applications will not be accepted. Applications must either be submitted 100% online or 100% paper/hard copy. Mixed Applications will NOT be accepted.

Carefully review your Application before submission. All pages must be completed and entered in the format required. Once the Application is submitted, no further additions or revisions may be made.

Please note that in previous years the volume of applications sent via fax has been extremely heavy during the final week/days to submit an Application. As a result, the fax line may experience interruptions in service and the Scholarship Sponsor and Scholarship Partners cannot guarantee that all faxes will be received prior to the cut-off deadline.

No extensions will be granted for any delays relating to such heavy volume or any problems with, or technical malfunction of, any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, or software.

Contacting Customer Service or Tech Support

All questions regarding a Scholarship should be addressed to:
Shire ADHD Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 562
Chestertown, MD 21620
.

National Scholarship Questions: call 1-855-474-4732
Employee Scholarship Questions: call 1-800-828-2088

Live agents are available Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Technical Support hours are limited to Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time only. Live agents are unavailable on national holidays. Please note Customer Service and Tech Support are only provided when the Application process is open.

Please note that in previous years the volume of calls to the Customer Service Hotline and Tech Support has been extremely heavy during the final week/days to submit an Application (whether electronically or in hard copy). As a result, the Scholarship Sponsor and Scholarship Partners cannot guarantee that you will be able to speak with a Customer Service or Tech Support agent if you call during this time.

No extensions will be granted for any delays relating to such heavy volume or any problems with, or technical malfunction of, any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, or software.

The Scholarship Sponsor recommends that you complete and submit your Application as soon as possible so that you may contact the Customer Service Hotline or Tech Support in a timely manner should you have any difficulty submitting your Application.

Timeline/Deadline

The following dates apply to the submission of ALL applications and the award of ALL Scholarships:

  • October 24, 2016 to March 8, 2017: Enrollment Period, Applications will be accepted.
  • March 8, 2017: Deadline by which all paper Applications must be postmarked. (Shire ADHD Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 562, Chestertown, MD 21620).
  • March 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time): Deadline by which all FAXED (1-855-882-6405) paper Applications must be RECEIVED.
  • March 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time): Deadline by which all ELECTRONIC Applications must be submitted.
  • May 2017: Approximate date by which potential award recipients will be notified.

All Applications (as defined above), including the Letter of Recommendation, must be postmarked by March 8, 2017, and all electronic or faxed Applications must be received by 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on March 8, 2017. There are NO EXCEPTIONS; late Applications will not be considered. The Scholarship Partners are not responsible for and will not consider any late, lost, misdirected, illegible, or incomplete Applications.

Judging/Judges

The National Scholarship and Employee Scholarship Applications will be judged separately. The Graduate Program and the Undergraduate Program submissions for National Scholarships will be judged together as a group.

All Applications will be initially reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of representatives from the Scholarship Sponsor’s Scholarship administrators ("Initial Judges").

Initial Judging

The Initial Judges will first review each Application to ensure the submission is complete and the applicant meets all of the eligibility requirements contained in these Rules and Regulations. All incomplete submissions and Applications submitted by ineligible applicants shall be disqualified.

The Initial Judges will consider the remaining eligible entries based on the following criteria:

  • Personal Essay — 45%
  • Letter of Recommendation — 15%
  • ADHD Coaching Essay — 30%
  • Community, Volunteer and Extracurricular Activities — 10%

The Personal Essay will be scored according to the applicant’s story (how he or she faced challenges in living with ADHD and met them) and insight about the applicant (interests, hobbies, community work, and career aspirations), in consideration of what it means to be brave and the Shire values of BRAVE—Bold, Resilient, Accountable, Visionary, and Ethical. Scoring includes whether the applicant answered the question thoroughly and provided examples to clarify his or her points, and the number of grammatical or spelling mistakes the Personal Essay contains.

The ADHD Coaching Essay will be scored according to the degree to which the applicant understands the value of coaching and how it can assist him or her in successfully meeting the challenges of higher education and the number of grammatical or spelling mistakes the ADHD Coaching Essay contains.

The Initial Judges will forward ninety (90) of the Applications submitted for a National Scholarship and twenty (20) of the Applications submitted for an Employee Scholarship with the highest scores to a panel of Finalist Judges selected by the Scholarship Sponsor consisting of representatives of the Scholarship Sponsor and individuals who are recognized in the ADHD community as either advocates or experts (the “Finalist Judges”). All information that may identify an applicant will be removed from all Applications by the Initial Judges prior to such Applications being forwarded to the Finalist Judges.

In the event the Scholarship Sponsor does not receive ninety (90) Applications for a National Scholarship, or twenty (20) Applications for an Employee Scholarship, that meet the minimum judging criteria, as determined by the Initial Judges in their sole and absolute discretion, the Initial Judges reserve the right to submit the number of such Applications that meet the minimum judging criteria, as determined by the Initial Judges in their sole and absolute discretion, to the Finalist Judges for consideration for a National Scholarship or an Employee Scholarship.

In the event that the Initial Judges determine that two (2) or more Applications are tied for the ninetieth (90th) Application to be submitted to the Finalist Judges for consideration for a National Scholarship or the twentieth (20th) Application to be submitted to the Finalist Judges for consideration for an Employee Scholarship, then only those Applications with the same scores will be reevaluated by the Initial Judges to determine which such Application shall be submitted to the Finalist Judges for consideration for a National Scholarship or an Employee Scholarship. In no event shall the Initial Judges submit more than ninety (90) Applications for a National Scholarship or twenty (20) Applications for an Employee Scholarship to the Finalist Judges for consideration.

Final Judging

The panel of Finalist Judges shall evaluate such Applications based on the same criteria as the Initial Judges, as listed above.

The Finalist Judges shall select a total of fifty-five (55) Applications to receive Scholarship awards from those Applications received from the Initial Judges. Fifty (50) Applications shall be awarded National Scholarships; ten (10) of which shall be Graduate Program submissions and the remaining forty (40) shall be Undergraduate Program submissions. Five (5) Applications from the Employee Scholarship Applications received from the Initial Judges shall be awarded Employee Scholarships.

In the event that the Finalist Judges determine that two (2) or more Applications received from the Initial Judges for the fiftieth (50th) National Scholarship, the fifth (5th) Employee Scholarship, or any alternates have the same score, then only those Applications with the same score will be reevaluated by the Finalist Judges to determine which of such Applications shall receive the fiftieth (50th) National Scholarship, the fifth (5th) Employee Scholarship, or be named as an alternate. In no event shall more than fifty (50) National Scholarships or more than five (5) Employee Scholarships be awarded.

Selection of Alternates

The Finalist Judges shall also select ten (10) alternate potential award recipients for each of the National Scholarships and the Employee Scholarships, based on their final scores, and they shall be ranked 51–55 and 6–10 accordingly. In the event that up to five (5) of the potential award recipients of a National Scholarship or five (5) of the potential award recipients of an Employee Scholarship shall reject the Scholarship or fail to timely return a completed Acceptance Package (as defined below), the National Scholarship(s) or Employee Scholarship(s) shall be awarded to an alternate potential award recipient in descending order.

Right to Award Less Than 50 National Scholarships or Less Than 5 Employee Scholarships

In the event the Finalist Judges receive an insufficient number of Applications that meet the minimum judging criteria, more than five (5) potential award recipients of each Scholarship reject the Scholarship or fail to timely return a completed Acceptance Package (as defined below), or the five (5) alternates reject the Scholarship or fail to return the Acceptance Package, the Scholarship Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right not to award all Scholarships.

Notification of Potential Award Recipients

Potential award recipients will be notified by telephone and certified mail in May of 2017. The Scholarship Sponsor is not responsible for lost, misdirected, or returned notifications or undeliverable telephone messages. Return of any notification sent to a Scholarship Recipient via certified mail marked as “refused,” “undeliverable,” “no such address,” or any similar mark may result in the disqualification of a potential award recipient and the selection of an alternate potential award recipient as provided for above.

Qualification of Award Recipients

Potential award recipients must sign and timely return all of the following documents: Verification of Enrollment, Proof of Age, Liability and Publicity Release, Authorization for Release of Health Information, Confirmation of Diagnosis, Date of ADHD Coaching Intake Call (the “Acceptance Package”) within twenty-one (21) days of the date notification is mailed to the potential award recipient. If a potential award recipient is a Minor, then the Minor’s parent or legal guardian must sign and timely return a completed Acceptance Package. A potential award recipient MUST complete the intake consultation with the Edge Foundation within twenty-one (21) days of the date notification is e-mailed to the potential award recipient.

The Scholarship Sponsor recommends returning the completed Scholarship Acceptance Package with a delivery confirmation (ie, via overnight mail, 2nd day delivery, or certified mail return receipt requested).

If a potential award recipient fails to return a fully signed and notarized (where required) Acceptance Package within the required timeframe, the potential award recipient shall be disqualified and the Scholarship may be awarded to a potential award recipient selected as an alternate as described above. The alternate potential award recipient will have 10 days, commencing from the date of receipt, to complete and return the Award Recipient Package. In the event that such an alternate rejects the Scholarship or fails to return the Acceptance Package, the Scholarship Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right not to award all Scholarships.

Notifications of Scholarship Recipients

Upon a timely return of a complete Acceptance Package and the completion of the intake consultation with the Edge Foundation, a potential award recipient shall be deemed a "Scholarship Recipient" for purposes of awarding a Scholarship. The Scholarship Sponsor shall notify VIA E-MAIL the Scholarship Recipient that it has received the completed Acceptance Package and that the Scholarship Recipient has been awarded a Scholarship.

Restrictions

  • Scholarship funds and coaching services must be used during the 2017-2018 academic year, which generally begins in August/September 2017 and ends in May/June 2018.
  • Scholarship funds may not be transferred to another educational institution nor deferred beyond the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • ADHD coaching services may not be extended nor deferred beyond the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Scholarship funds may NOT be used for online courses or distance learning programs UNLESS the online course or distance learning program is offered by an educational institution that also maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled student body that attends classes at a physical location where the educational institution habitually engages in education activities.
  • Scholarship funds must be used only for tuition and fees.
  • Scholarship funds will be paid in one installment directly to the Qualifying Institution in August of 2017. Scholarship Recipient MUST complete the intake consultation with the Edge Foundation before the Scholarship will be paid to the Qualifying Institution.
  • Failure to execute and return all required documents within twenty-one (21) days of issuance may result in disqualification and selection of alternate award recipient.

General Terms and Conditions

  • In the event that any portion of the Scholarship becomes unavailable for any reason, the Scholarship Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash for such unavailable portion.
  • The decisions of the judges are final and without appeal.
  • The Application for, and award of, all Scholarships is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
  • All taxes, fees, and surcharges of any kind relating to a Scholarship (including, without limitation, the coaching services) are the sole responsibility of each Scholarship Recipient.
  • Return of any notification sent to a potential Scholarship Recipient via certified mail marked as “refused,” “undeliverable,” “no such address,” or any similar mark may result in the disqualification of the potential Scholarship Recipient and the selection of an alternate potential Scholarship Recipient.
  • By submitting an Application, each applicant (or if the applicant is a Minor, then the Minor’s parent or legal guardian) agrees to release and hold harmless the Scholarship Partners from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising from or in connection with the submission of an Application or the award of any Scholarship hereunder.
  • The Scholarship Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify (i) any applicant that it finds or believes to have tampered with the Process or otherwise violated these Rules and Regulations, and (ii) any Application it deems to be inappropriate, offensive, or not in keeping with the Scholarship Sponsor’s image.

ANY ATTEMPT BY AN APPLICANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE PROCESS WILL BE TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY BY THE SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR, AND THE SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL DAMAGES AVAILABLE TO IT UNDER THE LAW.

Ownership

Upon submission, all Applications become the property of the Scholarship Sponsor and will not be returned to the applicant.

By submitting an Application, the applicant (or, if the applicant is a Minor, then the Minor’s parent or legal guardian) acknowledges and agrees that the Scholarship Sponsor shall own the submitted Application (and all information contained in the Application) and any and all rights relating thereto.

The Scholarship Sponsor shall have the right to use the Application (or any portion of the Application, including, without limitation, the names, ADHD diagnosis, and likenesses of the applicant, or the content of the essay), at its sole and absolute discretion, including as part of Scholarship publicity campaigns.

A recipient may request to have his/her identity withheld from any Scholarship publicity campaign related to being awarded a Scholarship; in such a case, the recipient’s city and state will be used to identify the recipient. However, such a request shall have no effect on the Scholarship Sponsor’s ownership of the Applications as otherwise provided for in these Rules and Regulations.

The Scholarship Sponsor may use the Application in any manner and in any medium or form, whether now known or not currently known, throughout the world in perpetuity without compensation, permission, or notification to the applicant or any third party.

Any Application that attempts to restrict or otherwise limit the Scholarship Sponsor’s right to use the application or any portion of the Application shall be deemed to have been withdrawn.

Privacy Policy

The Application collects personally identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as the applicant’s full name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and so on) and personal health information (diagnosis with ADHD and any other personal health information that the applicant may include in the Application). All personally identifiable information and personal health information will be used to screen the Application, as otherwise specified in these Rules and Regulations and the Scholarship Sponsor’s privacy policy, which is available at https://www.shire.com/legal-notice/privacy-policy. (“Privacy Policy”). The Scholarship Sponsor reserves the right to use and disclose an applicant’s personal information in a manner consistent with these Rules and Regulations and its Privacy Policy.

The personal information contained in the Application and in the Acceptance Package will be used and disclosed by Shire, the Program judges, and/or Shire’s consultants strictly for purposes of screening the applicant for Program eligibility and award qualification; notifying the applicant of his/her selection as a potential or actual award recipient; providing e-mail updates (if elected by the applicant through Shire’s Program Website); publicity (but only to the extent of the applicant’s consent above and confirmation of consent); communicating with the applicant, his/her parent or guardian (if applicable), or the Qualifying Institution identified by the applicant; and as otherwise necessary to the operation of the Program or Shire’s compliance with law. Examples of the latter are using the applicant’s social security number for distribution of scholarship funds and posting the applicant’s name on one or more lists of winners in the event that the applicant is determined an award recipient.

The applicant’s personal information shall be stored and secured by Shire or its designated contractor for a period of up to forty-two (42) calendar months. Be aware that personal health information that the applicant’s physician discloses may no longer be protected by law once it is provided in the Acceptance Package.

Disclaimer/Limitations of Liability/Reservation of Rights

Neither the Scholarship Sponsor nor any of the Scholarship Partners shall be liable for any: (i) incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by an applicant or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in/by the Process, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of Applications submitted to the Scholarship Sponsor; (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission in connection with the Process, or communications line failure, theft, or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any Application; or (iii) problems with, or technical malfunction of, any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, or failure of e-mail, which may occur for any reason whatsoever, including technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to applicant’s (or to any other person’s) computer related to or resulting from downloading/submitting materials to, or otherwise participating in, the Process. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Scholarship Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, without advance notice, to modify, terminate or suspend the Process, in whole or in part, for any reason, including but not limited to any event or occurrence which corrupts, or affects the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Process, or causes the online application process to be incapable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, security breaches, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Scholarship Partners. In no event will the Scholarship Sponsor or any of the Scholarship Partners be liable for any incidental, consequential, special, or indirect damages even if the Scholarship Partners have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Dispute

Except where prohibited by law, each applicant (or, if an applicant is a Minor, then the Minor’s parent or legal guardian) agrees that:

  • Any controversy or dispute, claim, and cause of action arising out of or connected with the Process or any Scholarship awarded (including, without limitation, the Coaching Services) that cannot be resolved in good faith by the parties shall be settled by arbitration. Such arbitration shall be conducted by an arbitrator selected by the Scholarship Sponsor in its discretion and shall take place in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on all parties to the arbitration without any party reserving the right to appeal to a court of competent jurisdiction, all such rights of appeal being hereby expressly waived. Each party shall pay its own costs, fees, and expenses relating to the arbitration and any joint costs, fees, and expenses relating to the arbitration shall be shared equally among the parties.
  • In the event that any party shall file suit contrary to the terms of the previous paragraph, the applicant consents to the jurisdiction and venue of a court of competent jurisdiction in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, or the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
    • ALL PARTIES TO SUCH LITIGATION HEREBY WAIVE THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY.
    • Any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in submitting an Application to the Scholarship Sponsor, but in no event shall any claim, judgment, or award include attorneys’ fees.
    • APPLICANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND. FURTHERMORE, IN NO EVENT WILL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY EXCEED THE VALUE OF THE POTENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD AT ISSUE.
    • All questions concerning the construction, validity, and interpretation of these Rules and Regulations and the performance of the obligations imposed by these Rules and Regulations shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws.

List of Award Recipients

To obtain a list of Scholarship Recipients after the official announcement of the Scholarship award recipients, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Shire ADHD Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 562, Chestertown, MD 21620, or visit http://www.ShireADHDscholarship.com

Scholarship Sponsor Information

Sponsor: Shire US Inc.
300 Shire Way
Lexington, MA 02421
1-800-828-2088


"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