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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

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Elaine November 7, 2007 at

Are there any scholarships for hs students who have adhd/ld and who have been takng adderall for 10+years?

Thanks

Pete Quily November 7, 2007 at

Not sure Elaine. have you googled it?

Jennifer January 3, 2008 at

Is there a scholarship/grant for high school graduates under the age of 25?

Jennifer January 3, 2008 at

Is there a scholarship/grant for high school graduates under the age of 25, who have A.D.D. but are no longer taking the medicine?

Pete Quily January 3, 2008 at

you’d have to contact the pharmaceutical companies to find out Jennifer

murianki October 14, 2008 at

Is this scholarship limited to American citizens only.I am a 25 year old Kenyan and i have been diagnosed with ADHD AM I ELIGIBLE.

THANK YOU.

REGARDS,

FRANKLIN

Pete Quily October 14, 2008 at

Hi Franklin,

you’d have to check with them, but I think it’s probably just for Americans.

Gloria Woodard February 9, 2009 at

I was wondering if this scholarship is still available. I have a high school senior with ADHD who experienced some academic problems due to her condition, she is back on the right track and is generally an honor roll student. Unfortunately due to GPA as a result of a problematic period she has been found ineligible for most scholarships.

Can you please email me any current information regarding the scholarship fund, the application and any other pertinent data?

P.S. She is on a cocktail of Strattera and Concerta which is working very well for her.

Thank you.

Gary Butcher June 27, 2010 at

I would like to apply for the ADHD scholarship

Pete Quily June 28, 2010 at

I’m not offering a scholarship, Eli Lily did half a decade ago. I don’t know if they still have one you’d have to contact them.

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