Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Student sets aside ADHD to succeed

Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, recently awarded Meredith Morrow, a graduate of Ardrey Kell High, with the 2012 ADHD Scholarship.

Fifty individuals diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) going on to higher education were selected from 1,437 applicants across the United States.

Morrow was selected based on her community service and extracurricular activities, as well as a personal essay explaining how ADHD has impacted her life.

In her essay, she explained the challenges she faces and how she is managing her ADHD. The Scholarship includes $2,000 and a prepaid year of ADHD coaching services. The Edge Foundation provides the ADHD coaching services.

The ADHD coaching services are intended to assist the recipients with their pursuit of higher education. Services are weekly sessions with specially-trained ADHD coaches. The students set weekly goals and action plans and also have e-mail and phone support from their coaches.

For more information about the scholarship, visit


educator said...

Congratulations Meredith.