Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program: 2015 winners announced

MONTREAL, Sept. 17, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Shire Pharma Canada ULC (Shire Canada) is pleased to announce that the 2015 winners of the Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program are confirmed and the Program's third edition is now complete. A total of five scholarships were awarded. The deserving recipients, one per participating province, were nominated following the review and evaluation of scholarship applications by an independent panel of judges comprised of six Canadian ADHD experts. 

The 2015 winners of the Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program include Seth Daniel Claussen, University of Calgary, Alberta and Agata Correia da Silva, Université de Montréal, Québec. The 2015 scholarship recipients for the provinces of Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia requested anonymity.

Each winner receives a monetary prize of $1,500 to help with tuition fees, in addition to being entitled to one year's worth of ADHD coaching services provided by Canadian coaches affiliated to the Edge Foundation. Since the launch of the Program in 2013, an average of more than 300 candidates applied to the Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program.

"Three years after launch, the Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program continues to generate hundreds of applications from Canadian adults with ADHD who want to pursue a post-secondary education" says Eric Tse, General Manager of Shire Canada. "We're pleased with the Program's success – it seems like to we are answering a real need while enabling adults diagnosed with ADHD reach their full academic potential."

A fourth edition (2016) of the Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program will launch later this fall. Canadians interested in learning more can visit and sign-up for the newsletter to receive important updates regarding the Program.

About the Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program

The Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program was developed to support Canadian adults diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) who are pursuing a post-secondary education. Each scholarship consists of 1) a monetary prize of $1,500 to help with tuition fees in a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada and 2) personalized ADHD coaching services provided during the school year by the Edge Foundation, a non-profit organization that specializes in ADHD coaching for students. The coaching services offered within the scope of the Program are worth an estimated $4,400 per person. Applicants to the Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program are asked to submit a personal essay describing the impact ADHD has on their lives as well as share their thoughts about ADHD coaching. Winners are then selected by an independent panel of judges comprised of established Canadian ADHD advocates or experts.

About Shire
Shire enables people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives.

Our strategy is to focus on developing and marketing innovative specialty medicines to meet significant unmet patient needs.

We provide treatments in Rare Diseases, Neuroscience, Gastrointestinal and Internal Medicine and we are developing treatments for symptomatic conditions treated by specialist physicians in other targeted therapeutic areas, such as Ophthalmics.

About Shire Pharma Canada ULC
Shire Pharma Canada ULC is a subsidiary of Shire with headquarters located in Montréal (Saint-Laurent), Québec. For more information, please visit:



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