Area Student Awarded National Scholarship
The Verdugo Glen chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) has announced Arpa Shahijanian of Burbank, a business student at Glendale Community College, is the recipient of a national $1,000 scholarship. This year’s scholarship was named in memory of Laurali Fey of Glendale, a long time ABWA member.

Shahijanian was selected by the association’s Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Trustees for her academics, extracurricular activities, work experience and future goals. At Glendale College, she is vice president of Finance for the associated students, on the dean’s honors list and in the State Honor Society. She also is employed part-time as the Internet Marketing director of Glendale’s Grid Graphics, a school tutor, college student mentor and dance studio volunteer dancer.

The Verdugo Glen chapter meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday for a dinner business meeting and professional development programs at the Glendale Elks, 120 E. Colorado, Glendale. For information, call (818) 842-8626.

Scholarship Program Announced
Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced that it has launched its 2013 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. Since the start of the program in 2011, Shire has announced 75 national scholarship award recipients and 10 employee award recipients.

The Shire ADHD Scholarship includes a $2,000 monetary award and offers a prepaid year of ADHD coaching services. The ADHD coaching services are provided by the Edge Foundation and are intended to assist the scholarship recipient with the transition to higher education. Fifty one-time scholarships will be awarded in June 2013.

The deadline to apply is March 27. For information on eligibility requirements, the scholarship application process and more, visit