Mike Yasick, for whom the scholarship program is now named, was inspired by the thousands of high school seniors, college students, and adults going on to higher education who suffer from ADHD. He envisioned the scholarship as a way to recognize the brave individuals who work hard to overcome the challenges of this condition, and help them continue their educational pursuits.
The panel of distinguished judges who will be reviewing the scholarship applications consists of:
- Carol Caruso, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness, PA Montgomery County
- Evelyn Polk Green, President, the Attention Deficit Disorder Association
- Lawrence Gross, Member of the Board of Directors, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry
- Barbara S. Hawkins, Retired educator and CHADD board member
- James Nininger, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Cornell University Medical College
- Sheri Stump, Senior Director, Consumer Marketing ADHD, Shire
Since the start of the program in 2011, Shire has announced 191 national scholarship award recipients and 12 employee scholarship award recipients. To see a full list of scholarship recipients, visit shireadhdscholarship.com.
The Edge Foundation is a Seattle-based non-profit organization that offers support for students with ADHD. The Edge Foundation provides access to qualified, professional coaches for students with ADHD as part of their multimodal treatment program. For more information about the Edge Foundation, visit edgefoundation.org.
The Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire is part of Shire’s patient-centric approach that provides support to ADHD patients and their caregivers.