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ADHD Scholarships

If you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) there are lots of scholarships that can help you pay your tuition. Attending college can be expensive, but by applying for scholarships you can decrease your out-of-pocket expenses.

Shire ADHD Scholarship Program

This scholarship program offers student financial aid and a one-year membership to the Edge Foundation for ADHD coaching. Shire is a biopharmaceutical company that believes higher education is important.

The Shire ADHD Scholarship awards $2,000 to 50 students. Each of these students will also receive a free year of ADHD coaching. The application will require a personal essay, letter of recommendation, a coaching question essay and a list of any volunteer, extracurricular and community activities you have been involved in.

You can apply on the scholarship’s website or you may print out and mail an application to P.O. Box 562, Chestertown, MD 21620. You can also fax your application to 410-810-8863. All applications must be complete and typed. Deadline dates for each year can be found on the scholarship’s website.

disABLEDperson Scholarship

The disABLEDperson Scholarship is a national scholarship that is awarded on an annual basis. The amount awarded is $1,000

When you apply for this scholarship you will be asked to write an essay and fill out an application form. To win this scholarship you must already be enrolled in an accredited college or university.

Application forms are submitted through the website and details about each year’s deadlines can be found there.

Anne & Matt Harbison Scholarship

This scholarship was named after the Buckley Moss Society’s first president and treasurer, Anne Harbison and her husband Matt Harbison. To apply for this scholarship you must be nominated by a member of the society. You can call 540-932-1728 for more information.

The scholarship awards $1,500 to one high school senior each year. This scholarship is renewable for up to three years, so if you are awarded the scholarship you could receive additional funds.

The application can be downloaded on the website and the deadline for submission is March 31. Applications must be mailed to the P. Buckley Moss Foundation at 152 P. Buckley Moss Drive, Wayesboro, Virginia, 222980.

Novotni Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) each year. The scholarship amount you could be awarded will be anywhere between $1,000 and $5,000.

To apply for this scholarship you must be accepted to or attending college and include reference letters in your application, among other requirements.

The application can be downloaded from the scholarship’s website. Your completed application can be mailed to ADDA at P.O. Box 7557, Wilmington, Delaware, 19803-9997. Annual deadlines are posted on the website. You can contact ADDA at 1-800-939-1019 or

California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability Scholarships

The CAPED offers several scholarships for students with learning disabilities. The scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $1,500. For a full list of qualifications, visit the program’s website.

The application form for these scholarships can be downloaded from the CAPED website. Your completed application and all other materials must be mailed to Kathi Pryor, Director of Disabled Student Programs & Services at San Bernardino Valley College, 701 South Mt. Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, California, 92410. You can visit the website, call 909-384-8663 or email with any questions.

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