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Shire Announces Award Recipients For 2013 US ADHD Scholarship Program

PHILADELPHIA, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, has named the recipients of its 2013 US ADHD Scholarship Program. The program is for individuals in the United States diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are pursuing higher education at a college, vocational school, or technical school. Fifty award recipients have been selected from [2030] applicants across the United States. The recipients were selected on the basis of an essay explaining how ADHD has impacted their lives, letters of recommendation, community service, and volunteer and extracurricular activities.

In 2011, Shire introduced the ADHD Scholarship Program and awarded 25 scholarships. Due to the tremendous response, Shire doubled the number of scholarships to 50 in 2012. Shire will offer 50 scholarships in 2013. The scholarship program is part of Shire's patient-centric approach that offers support to patients with ADHD and their caregivers.

The Shire ADHD Scholarship includes a $2,000 monetary award and a prepaid year of ADHD coaching services. The coaching services are intended to assist the recipients in their pursuit of higher education and are provided by the Edge Foundation. For more information on the program, please visit http://www.ShireADHDscholarship.com.

The 2013 winners are: Bates, Meagan, Delaware; Bowman, Christian, Maryland; Butler, Enamarie, Maryland; Carray, Mariah, California; Copeland, Lewis, Virginia; Craft, Joshua, Mississippi; Erwin, Emily, Nebraska; French, Gabriel, Kentucky; Gilliam, Zachary, Texas; Hansen, Mallory, New Jersey; Jirsa, Jessica, Missouri; Kriz, Connor, Kentucky; Kuebbing, Joseph, Kentucky; Larkin, Zachary, California; Lewis, Austin, Georgia; Luberda, Joshua, Virginia; Lukas, Christopher, Mississippi; Martin, Jacqueline, Alabama; Meek, Lauren, Washington, DC; Moses, Kristen, Illinois; Peterson, Ryan, New Hampshire; Ruiz, Jessica, California; Sanders, Jordan, Florida; Scalisi, David, California; Shelton, Stuart, Tennessee; Silva, Ryan; Louisiana; Stickney, Haley, Florida; VandeLune, Christopher, Illinois; Wesler, Katherine, Alabama.

The remainder of the 2013 recipients requested that their names not be publicized.

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