Tasha Dunham Memorial Scholarship




(Jenny Lowell and Tasha Dunham)

The Tasha Dunham Memorial Scholarship was established in 2006 in memory of Tasha Dunham; a dedicated teacher, friend and advocate of children with special needs. Her passion for education in the face of personal struggles was an inspiration to all who witnessed it. Tasha continued to challenge herself and her students despite her long battle with cancer.

Tasha worked at the Margaret Murphy Center for Children, a private special purpose day treatment program for children with autism and developmental disabilities, with the goal of enriching each child's life. She enrolled in the University of Southern Maine School Psychology program, and excelled, while continuing to arrive at school each day with a positive outlook and desire to see every child succeed. 

The Tasha Dunham Memorial Scholarship was established as a non-profit organization for the purpose of enhancing the educational, cultural, and social opportunities of children with Autism or other developmental disabilities, as well as those wanting to pursue a post secondary level education in helping such children.

Membership is open to any individual that has an interest in improving the lives of students with Autism or other developmental disability. To become a member, individuals must make their intentions known to the Board of Directors. New members are voted into membership by a majority vote of the organization.

The Tasha Dunham Memorial Scholarship does not discriminate on race, color, creed, sex, or sexual orientation.

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