Friday, March 15th, 2013

Shire Canada Offers Scholarship to Students with ADHD

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ShireShire Canada is offering students with ADHD a scholarship to help with tuition and coaching services to help with their studies.

The Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship includes $1,500 towards tuition, as well as one-years’ worth of ADHD coaching provided by the Edge Foundation, a non-profit organization that specializes in ADHD coaching for students.

“Individuals with ADHD may be as smart as anyone else. However, they typically have difficulties with such things as planning, time management and organizational skills,” said Dr. Lily Hechtman, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at McGill University.

“We hope this Program will help these young adults manage the additional challenges that come with having ADHD and allow them to be even more successful in school and their other daily activities.”

The scholarship is open to residents of Alberta, Ontario, and Québec. A total of 5 recipients will be selected, with a minimum of one winner per province. The deadline for submitting applications is March 27, 2013. Final winners will be announced on June 17, 2013.

“We are proud to support young adults with ADHD, especially as they transition from high school to yet another level of education, which constitutes a new and challenging chapter of their life,” said Claude Perron, Vice President and General Manager at Shire Canada.

“We also hope the Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program will help raise awareness about adult ADHD.”

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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