Lynda J. Mazzola Memorial Scholarship Fund

Lynda Mazzola, MA, CCC-SLP was a founding member of the Autism Society of Maine. She served as Board President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer and belonged to many committees. Her career included serving as a Special Education Director and school psychological evaluator. She was best known for her far reaching work as a Speech and Language Pathologist. Lynda worked tirelessly as a leader in Maine, advocating for children’s services while never giving up on providing direct service. On December 31, 2016 Lynda passed away leaving a legacy of putting children and families first. This scholarship fund is named to honor her years of dedication to children and families and to the Autism Society of Maine.

Scholarship Award

Each year ASM will award one $2,500 scholarship to a Maine student who has completed a bachelor’s degree, or is soon to graduate and has been accepted to a master’s or doctoral degree program in speech and language pathology or occupational therapy. *Awards are based on financial need, commitment to local community, demonstrated academic accomplishment. Priority will be given to applicants who have volunteered or worked in a setting that serves children with Autism spectrum disorders.

Criteria for Selection

Applicant must write essay between 500 to 1,000 words on topic specified above*

  1. Applicant must currently be a student in good standing with evidence of acceptance to a graduate program.
  2. Applicant must show evidence of community involvement and/or extracurricular activities

Application Packet

  1. Completed Scholarship Application
  2. Essay on the topic specified above
  3. Letter of recommendation from a professor or supervisor


Fully completed application packets must be submitted to and received by the Autism Society of Maine. Incomplete packets will not be considered.

Mail To:

Autism Society of Maine
Scholarship Committee
72B Main Street
Winthrop, ME 04364

Questions? Please contact Cathy Dionne at 1-800-273-5200 or