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Eli Lily funds US ADHD scholarship program

by Pete Quily on June 8, 2005 · 10 comments

UPDATE: 5 years ago they offered this scholarship I don’t know if they still do.

Contact Eli Lilly directly to see if they still offer scholarships.

Eli Lilly makers of Strattera, announced a $100,000 scholarship program for adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. 20 scholarships up to $5,000 each for US citizen by an independent panel of experts for the 2005 fall semester for post secondary education or General Education Development (GED) courses. Application deadline is July 15, 2005

To apply for the scholarship, adults 25 years or older must be:

– diagnosed with ADHD by a physician and currently undergoing treatment;
– enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college, university,
vocational/technical school or GED program on a full-time basis;
– able to provide examples of significant drive and passion that will
enable them to capitalize on their talents through education.

It’s a good start, but why just in the US? Hint, hint Lily Canada.

There’s no doubt many, though not all, adults with ADD have problems with post secondary education, so this is a needed thing. What about the other drug companies making money from sales of medications for adults with ADD?

If you want to encourage them to follow suit and take advantage of this good PR by matching or increasing the scholarship amount (wonder what percentage of Lilly’s sales of Strattera to adults this represents?), here’s some website of the main manufacturers of ADD medications from my ADHD medication company websites.

McNeil Pharmaceuticals makers of Concerta

Lilly’s Canadian Website

Glaxosmith Kline makers of Dexedrine and Wellbutrin.American Website Canadian Website

Norvartis makers of Ritalin. American Website Canadian Website

Shire makers of Adderall

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