MONTREAL, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Shire Canada Inc. is pleased to announce the winners of the second edition of the Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program. The five deserving recipients were nominated following the review and evaluation of scholarship applications by an independent panel of judges comprised of six Canadian ADHD experts.
The 2014 winners of the Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program are:
- Shelby Running Rabbit (Alberta);
- Jenna Vandal (Manitoba);
- Danica Thomsen (Ontario); and
- Ashley Aucoin (Nova Scotia).
*The 2014 Québec recipient requested anonymity.
Each winner will receive 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. More than 350 candidates applied to the 2014 edition of the Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program.
"On behalf of our team, I wish to congratulate the winners of the 2014 edition of the Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program." said Eric Tse, General Manager, Shire Canada Inc. "The goal of the Program is to help adults diagnosed with ADHD reach their full academic potential. We hope the winners will leverage the ADHD coaching and that the scholarship will help them succeed."
A third edition (2015) of the Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program will launch later this fall. Canadians interested in learning more can visit www.shireadhdscholarship.com 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.
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