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Doula Training Scholarships Available

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Name of institution: Wholistic Birth Doula Training

Contact person name: Tamy Roloff
email: tamy@wholisticchildbirth.com
Website: www.wholisticchildbirth.com
Address: PO Box 1061|Long Beach|Washington|98631|US
Phone: (360) 783-2558
Type of scholarship: Doula Training
What is included in scholarship: 3 day (17 hour) Birth Doula Training.
Type of school is:: Seminar, workshop, certification process, or conference
If not a distance program, where is your school located:: A Wholistic Birth Doula Training is held in November and March of each year in Spord?: No
Does student buy books?  : Yes
Additional comments:: Most books can be borrowed from the library or arrangements to borrow from the instructor can be made. Room and board could be arranged as needed, if student is coming from out of town to the training.
Student Midwives from which racial group qualify for this scholarship?: All Women of Color
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Name of institution: Rocky Mountain Doula

 Contact person name: Ana M. Hill
email: rockymtndoula@gmail.com
Website: www.rockymountaindoula.com
Address: PO Box 372313|Denver|Colorado|80237|US
Phone: (720) 394-6995
Type of scholarship: Doula Training
What is included in scholarship: Scholarship of $250  toward the training cost of $475 includes 18 hour training course, CAPPA Labor Doula Manual, and Doula Starter Kit (tools for your labor bag).
Type of school is:: Seminar, workshop, certification process, or conference
If not a distance program, where is your school located:: Trainings offered in various locations in Colorado, and in Charlotte, NC at the CAPPA Conference (July 2014).  Hosting opportunities in other areas are available.
Type of Scholarship: Partial  Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Does student buy books?  : Yes
Additional comments::
Student Midwives from which racial group qualify for this scholarship?: All Women of Color

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Name of School/Training Facility/Organization: CAPPA Labor Doula Training

 Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Rená Koerner
email: doularena@integrativechildbirth.com
Website: www.integrativechildbirth.net
Phone: (562) 925-6948
Additional contact information:
Address: The Lullaby Lounge (off the 605 and 91 fwy), 9819 Palm Street|Bellflower|CA|90706|US
Type of scholarship: Doula Training
What is included in scholarship: Integrative Childbirth Services awards a limited number of scholarships per training.  The trainings are normally $400, however for WOC the cost is $100 and limited to three attendees per training date.

In order to apply for the scholarship, the following requirements must be submitted:
1. The Intake Form and Agreement online
2. A 1000 word essay detailing your plans to serve your community as a labor doula. Please also detail how you feel your training and certification will benefit your community (consider the unique qualities and circumstances of your community).

Scholarship application documents must be emailed back to Rená Koerner at doularena@integrativechildbirth.com (a scanned PDF is preferred).

By submitting your essay you agree:
That Integrative Childbirth Services awards a $300 scholarship toward training fees to women of color seeking to become labor doulas.
 I understand that the $300 scholarship is applied to the workshop fee ONLY. I understand that fee covers the training workshop and CAPPA Labor Doula Manual ONLY. Any services outside the contract, such as membership, CAPPA Academy enrollment, reading material etc. are not included in this amount.

 I understand that the Birth Workers of Color Scholarship cannot be combined with other discounts, specials, scholarships, or payment plans and is NON transferable.

 I understand that my scholarship and workshop space will not be held for me until I have paid the fee in full and submitted the registration form. I understand that a limited number of scholarships are available per training. If I do not register within 72 hours of being billed via PayPal, the scholarship may be given to another student.

 I understand that scholarships are not given retroactively or in the form of partial refund. In order to be eligible for the scholarship I must send the required documentation and register using the invoice sent to me, once I have been notified of having been awarded the scholarship. Registering using the full-fee link on the training website disqualifies me from applying for the scholarship.

CAPPA workshop fees are absolutely non-refundable. In the event of extraordinary circumstances or cancelation, workshop fees may be transferable to another workshop taught within one year by Integrative Childbirth Services upon approval of Rená Koerner, the instructor.
Type of school is:: Seminar, workshop, certification process, or conference
If not a distance program, where is your school located:: Southern CA
Type of Scholarship: Partial  Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Does student buy books?  : Yes
Additional comments:: CAPPA TRAINING TERMS & CONDITIONS:
I agree to allow CAPPA Faculty to do the following:
 Publish my name, phone number, and email address for the doula trainee class list & referral list.
 Take photographs of the training which may include me, as well as allow CAPPA Faculty and CAPPA to use these
photographs for promotional purposes online and in print.
 Use quotes from my training evaluations (which I may fill out anonymously) for promotional purposes online and in print.
I agree to the following cancellation policy:
 I understand I should not make non-refundable travel arrangements unless I have received confirmation from CAPPA Faculty that the training is confirmed.
I agree to the following policies:
 I understand that I may not record the training workshop (audio or video).
 I understand that I may not photograph any PowerPoint slides, training materials, certificates of completion, or any other
intellectual property belonging to CAPPA or CAPPA Faculty.
 I may not reproduce, publish, or distribute any materials in the training manual.
 I may not reproduce, publish, or distribute any certification materials, other than for the purpose of fulfilling my certification requirements (i.e. copying the evaluation forms for my clients to fill out).
 I may not reproduce, publish, photograph, share, email, or distribute any materials in the training hand outs or manual other than for the purpose of using them for my personal business as a labor doula.
 I may take photographs of CAPPA Faculty and the participants ONLY with the express permission of CAPPA Faculty and the participants. I may not use these photographs for any purpose other than personal use. They may not be used for any advertising purpose, nor sold or transferred to any other party without the express permission of the parties in the photograph. CAPPA encourages you to share pictures of your training, keeping in mind that if another participant is in the picture, they must give permission AND no CAPPA Proprietary information can be shared.
 Babies/children are not permitted at training. Nursing babies are welcome during lunch. Off-site childcare arrangements are the sole responsibility of the trainee.
 I understand that this course is only one step in becoming a CAPPA Certified Labor Doula. There are several other steps that must be completed by the student after the training in order to be eligible for certification by CAPPA.
 Certificate of training completion is given only if the entire training is attended, the Pre-Workshop Study Guide is completed, and training fees are paid in full.
 I understand that using the titles CLD or CAPPA Certified Labor Doula (or any variation thereof) prior to officially earning my certification from CAPPA will result in being disqualified from being certified.
I verify that all of the information given in this application is true. I agree to the terms stated above.
How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? :

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Name of School/Training Facility/Organization: WellPregnancy

Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Julie Brill, CCCE, CLD
email: Julie@WellPregnancy.com
Website: www.WellPregnancy.com
Phone:
Additional contact information:
Address:
Type of scholarship: Doula Training, Childbirth Education Training
What is included in scholarship: Partial scholarships available for WellPregnancy's New England CAPPA-approved childbirth educator (24 hour) and labor doula (16 hour) trainings. I can also help with roommate matching for out of town students. More information about the program is available at www.WellPregnancy.com. Please email me if you have questions.
Type of school is:: Seminar, workshop, certification process, or conference
If not a distance program, where is your school located:: WellPregnancy offers trainings in New England.
Type of Scholarship: Partial  Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Does student buy books?  : Yes, No
Additional comments:: Students can purchase books or obtain them through their local library system.
How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? : All women of color who can't afford full tuition are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be interested in supporting women during the childbearing year and able to attend a New England training.

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Name of School/Training Facility/Organization: Simkin Center at Bastyr University

Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Annie Kennedy
email: simkincenter@bastyr.edu
Website: http://www.bastyr.edu/simkin-center/simkin-center-scholarships
Phone: (425) 602-3361
Additional contact information:
Address: 14500 Juanita Dr NE|Kenmore|WA|98028|US
Type of scholarship: Doula Training, Childbirth Education Training, Breastfeeding educator/counselor, Conference or Seminar, Other
What is included in scholarship: Tuition support.
Type of school is:: Brick and mortar school AND Distance
If not a distance program, where is your school located:: Seattle, WA area
San Diego, CA
Type of Scholarship: Partial  Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Does student buy books?  : Yes
Additional comments::
How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? : The goal of Simkin Center Leadership Fund (SCLF) scholarship program is to provide tuition reduction support to emerging leaders in the allied birth vocations.
The SCLF is a merit scholarship with the intent to increase the number of childbirth professionals with the desire, knowledge, skill and community membership or involvement to practice successfully in underserved ethnic, cultural, socio-economic and geographic communities.
The SCLF offers a partial tuition waiver (reduction in tuition amount) for applicants who meet or exceed the criteria and show exceptional merit. Awards are made in the form of reduced tuition (not cash) and are generally in the $100 to $200 range. Funds are limited. There are normally one to three awards made per course section. Early applications are encouraged.
Criteria - First consideration is given to applicants who wish to, or already offer, birth support services in underserved communities and who display the skills and connections needed to serve women and families in those communities. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their connection with social services or other networks within the community. Financial need may also be considered.

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Name of School/Training Facility/Organization: Doula Love LLC

Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Wendy Scharp
email: wendy@doulalove.net
Website: www.doulalove.net
Phone: (541) 531-7607
Additional contact information:
Address: 2827 NE Martin Luther King Blvd.|Portland|Oregon|97212|US
Type of scholarship: Doula Training
What is included in scholarship: Attendance at a DONA doula training in the State of Oregon.

Type of school is:: Seminar, workshop, certification process, or conference

If not a distance program, where is your school located:: My class room is located in Portland Oregon
Type of Scholarship: FULL Scholarship

Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Does student buy books?  : Yes

Additional comments::

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Name of School/Training Facility/Organization: Ancient Song Doula Services

Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Chanel Porchia
email: info@ancientsongdoulaservices.com
Website: www.ancientsongdoulaservices.com
Phone: (917) 947-8933
Additional contact information: You can contact us via our website as well for additional information and scholarship application form.
Address: 375 Stuyvesant Avenue|Brooklyn|New York|11233|US
Type of scholarship: Doula Training
What is included in scholarship: We offer monthly 4 scholarships 2 Full and 2 Partial to Women of Color interested in participating in our doula training.
Type of school is:: Brick and mortar school
If not a distance program, where is your school located:: We are located in the heart of Beautiful Bedstuy Brooklyn, New York.
Type of Scholarship: FULL Scholarship, Partial  Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Does student buy books?  : Yes
Additional comments:: Student may qualify to have books donated depending on financil need.
How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? : Must be a woman of color, low income, single parent, student, in between jobs, unemployed, currently working in the field of reproductive health whether in advocacy, policy, etc. Express strong desire and commitment to address health disparties within their community.

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Name of School/Training Facility/Organization: Hearthside Perinatal Bereavement care

Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Angelique Chelton
email: angelique.chelton@yahoo.com
Website: http://hearthsidecare.com/services-for-birth-professionals/
Phone: (610) 585-0806
Additional contact information:
Address:
Type of scholarship: Midwife Training, Doula Training, Other
What is included in scholarship: Families experiencing a perinatal loss deserve respectful, compassionate, skilled care from the trusted companions invited into the birth space. To be truly educated about birth, we caregivers must be educated about how to lovingly handle the range of possible outcomes of birth. Perinatal bereavement training helps to deepen the doula/midwife/nurse’s level of compassion and to expand bereavement skills so clients experiencing a perinatal loss are served in the most compassionate, competent manner possible. The perinatal time is precious as it cannot be recreated. It is the foundation on which the family’s future healing is built and careful, empathetic care during the time of a loss can positively influence the way the family eventually heals and integrates their loss into their life.

Hearthside Perinatal Bereavement Care is dedicated to serving the families suffering loss by serving the birth professionals who work with pregnant women. We are passionate about providing perinatal bereavement education and experiences to professionals of all kinds so every family has access to a trained perinatal bereavement companion who is appropriate to their particular need.

Recognizing that black babies die at nearly 2.5 times the rate of white children in the United States, Hearthside is particularly passionate about increasing the number of companions of color available to serve these families in need. To this end, Hearthside will offer a full scholarship to our webinar series to TWO doulas/midwives of color during each training. This means there are six opportunities a year for doulas/midwives of color to receive scholarships for bereavement training with which to serve their communities.
Type of school is:: e-learning/online
If not a distance program, where is your school located::
Type of Scholarship: FULL Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Does student buy books?  : No
Additional comments::
How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? : Any self-identified doula/midwife of color may apply.

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Name of School/Training Facility/Organization: Doula Trainings International

Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Aimee Brill, Tara Brooke, Gina Giordano
email: info@doulatrainingsinternational.com
Website: www.doulatrainingsinternational.com
Phone: (917) 524-8079
Additional contact information:
Address:
Type of scholarship: Doula Training
What is included in scholarship: DTI is offering 1-2 full scholarships per Combo Training.
Our 9-month Birth and Postpartum Certification Program includes:
- all inclusive 9-month program of training, certification, and mentorship;
- certification manual;
- training binder and additional handouts;
- comprehensive 5-day doula training workshop led by DTI trainer/mentor;
-  deepened understanding of doula profession and continued education beyond the initial 5-day workshop through 9 monthly tele-classes facilitated by DTI trainer and other experts in the field;
- assistance with marketing, building a client base, interviewing skills, and managing the business side of being a doula;
- check-in calls with your trainer/mentor to share your experiences and challenges working as a new doula;
- free membership to our tribe and our online community of DTI doulas;
- lifelong certification! Once you are certified through DTI you never have to re-certify.
Type of school is:: Seminar, workshop, certification process, or conference
If not a distance program, where is your school located:: Our trainings are held all over the United States. Our ongoing trainings are located in NYC, Syracuse, NY, Ithaca, NY, San Francisco, CA, Austin, TX, Houston, TX and Miami, FL.
Type of Scholarship: FULL Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Does student buy books?  : No
Additional comments:: Doula Trainings International (DTI) is dedicated to re-imaging how doulas are mentored and trained. We are committed to offering unconditional support to our doulas in the form of our unique 9-month program.  We are also deeply committed to working toward raising awareness around the issues of infant and maternal mortality faced by women of color in the United States. We believe that doula support should be community grounded and community led. Representation matters to us and we believe in working together to improve the birth climate that women and birth workers of color are facing today.

DTI's curriculum is robust, challenging, supportive, business focused, and woman-centered.  At the end of the 9-months of study and collaboration you will be certified for life.

The 9-month program is built with the understanding that a doula's knowledge is well nourished when she can support her client from a place of intuitive wisdom and back it up with the richness of evidence-based research. You will leave this training inspired and ready to work.

By joining our DTI tribe, our program gives you the tools you need to answer your unique calling to be a birth worker with confidence and professionalism. We would be honored to have you join our amazing tribe of doulas today.
How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? : All women of color are encouraged to apply.

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Name of School/Training Facility/Organization: BirthWell Partners

Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Dalia Abrams
email: birthpower@bellsouth.net
Website: http://www.birthwellpartners.org/doula-training/scholarship-information/
Phone: (205) 614-3297
Additional contact information: Susan Petrus, Executive Director of Business Operations
info@birthwellpartners.or
205-538-3297
Address: 976 Linwood Rd.|Birmingham|AL|35222|US
Type of scholarship: Doula Training, Apprenticeships
What is included in scholarship: BirthWell Partners is a publicly supported charity that depends on scholarship recipients to serve women who could not otherwise afford doula services. Our program is based on a win-win premise. In return for extensive training, mentoring and finding your first doula clients, scholarship recipients commit to providing pro-bono services to low-income clients recruited by BirthWell Partners.  In this way, doulas attend the births required for certification and gain valuable on-the-job experience.
As a scholarship recipient, the doula services you will provide for each pregnant client include: two prenatal visits, birth support, and two postpartum visits.  This means being “on-call” 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a period of two-three weeks before the woman’s due date and until her baby is born (at most, three weeks after her due date.)  Once the baby is born you are no longer on call, but do need to remain available to provided needed postpartum services.
We Look at a Range of Applicants:  We know that some of our applicants will move on to missionary work outside the country, some will use doula training as a stepping stone to midwifery training, some are public health professionals who will use this experience to enhance their careers and create better policies for maternal and child health, some will become professional doulas in affluent communities, and some will become professional doulas and serve mothers in low-income communities.
We Look at a Range of Financial Need:  Some applicants will be offered full scholarships and others will be offered partial scholarships, based on their ability to pay some of the training costs.
This approach allows us to spread our limited scholarship money to as many applicants as possible.  As one of our goals is increasing access to doula care, the more scholarships we can provide, the further we go toward meeting that goal.
If we offer you a partial scholarship, any money you can pay helps us cover our costs, and you lower the number of births you commit to attending, while still getting all of the benefits of supplemental training and mentoring.


Scholarship Details
The BirthWell Partners FULL scholarship includes:
        •  A one year DONA membership
        •  Birth Doula Certification Packet
        •  Introduction to Childbirth Education for Doulas (8 hrs)
        •  Birth Doula Workshop (18 hrs)
        •  Breastfeeding Class (3 hr)
        •  Volunteer Doula Orientation (2 hrs)
        •  Additional Training on Topics Relevant to Community Doulas (12-16 hrs)
        •  Birth Doula Certification Application Fee
        •  Two of the required books for certification
        •  Mentoring and Support from Experienced Doulas
        •  Background Screening

Scholarship recipients agree to:
        •  Submit to background screening
        •  Attend the Introduction to Childbirth Education for Doulas course
        •  Attend the Breastfeeding Class
        •  Attend the Doula Training Workshop
        •  Attend the Volunteer Orientation
        •  Attend supplemental trainings and meetings throughout the 18 month period
        •  Follow the DONA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for Birth Doulas
        •  Provide birth doula services to BirthWell Partners clients within 18 months of attending the Birth Doula Workshop. (The number of births is dependent on the amount of the scholarship awarded; full scholarship recipients agree to provide                           services to 6 clients.) Services per doula client include a minimum of 2 prenatal visits,  attendance at the birth and 2 postpartum visits.
        •  Check and respond to messages (email, phone, or text) within a reasonable period of time, and stay in regular communication with program staff
        •  Complete and submit documentation for each client in a timely manner
        •  Attempt to follow up with clients by phone at designated intervals for 12 months
Type of school is:: Seminar, workshop, certification process, or conference
If not a distance program, where is your school located:: Birmingham, Alabama
Type of Scholarship: FULL Scholarship, Partial  Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Does student buy books?  : No
Additional comments:: Two of the five books on the required reading list are provided.  Students may borrow remaining books from our lending library or local libraries as an alternative to purchasing them.
How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? : Guidelines for Applicants
Applicants for BirthWell Partners’ birth doula scholarships must:
•  be at least 21 years of age
•  be a high school graduate
•  live within the greater Birmingham area
•  have their own transportation
•  have a valid driver’s license and automobile liability insurance
•  have financial need

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Name of School/Training Facility/Organization: Mamatoto Village, Inc.

Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Aza Nedhari
email: info@mamatotovillage.org
Website: www.mamatotovillage.org
Phone: (202) 746-7801
Additional contact information:
Address: 2437 15th St NW|Washington|DC|20009|US
Type of scholarship: Doula Training, Childbirth Education Training, Breastfeeding educator/counselor
What is included in scholarship: Full or partial scholarships offered for our 12-week Community Birthworker Training. Includes training materials, some books, access to the online portion of the course, and training supplies.
Type of school is:: Seminar, workshop, certification process, or conference
If not a distance program, where is your school located:: 2437 15th St. NW
Washington DC 20009
Type of Scholarship: FULL Scholarship, Partial  Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Does student buy books?  : Yes
Additional comments:: Some books are provided via pdf and books that students cannot afford are available for loan.
How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? : There is an application process which considers:
-financial need
-ability to complete the program
-desire and commitment to advancing oneself in the field of Maternal and Child Health

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Name of School/Training Facility/Organization: Katie Daily Doula Workshops - DONA International

Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Katie Daily
email: katiedailydoula@gmail.com
Website: www.katiedaily.com
Phone: (202) 360-2287
Type of scholarship: Doula Training
What is included in scholarship: This scholarship will cover the training costs associated with a four-day birth doula workshop, approved by DONA International.  It includes all training materials.  This four-day workshop includes basic childbirth education, doula skills training, and breastfeeding education.
Type of school is:: Seminar, workshop, certification process, or conference
If not a distance program, where is your school located:: The workshop location is at Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care, 3912 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC.  The center is next to the Petworth Metro Station.  The workshop may be held at a different location on weekdays, please contact Katie for more information.
Type of Scholarship: FULL Scholarship, Partial  Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Does student buy books?  : Yes
How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? : A qualified recipient is a woman of color who desires to become a birth doula.  Priority is given to applicants who are clients, volunteers, or staff members connected with the Family Health and Birth Center or Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care.

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Name of School/Training Facility/Organization: Uzazi Village

Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Mariah Chrans
Email: mariah@uzazivillage.com
Website: www.uzazivillage.com
Phone: (913) 486-8568
Additional contact information: Our Perinatal Doula Training course is 6 weeks long (6 consecutive Saturdays- 8 hour days) and covers birth and postpartum doula training, breastfeeding peer educator training, childbirth educator training, and reproductive health counselor training.  Our Perinatal doulas are trained to work with low income women residing in the urban core and may be considered for our Sister Doula  program which pairs women on Medicaid with our specially trained doulas.  Our doulas are expected to understand the particular challenges of low income women of color in childbirth and to assist in improving birth outcomes and increasing health equity in this population.  Culturally concordant care is a hallmark feature of the Sister Doula program.
Address: 3647 Troost Ave, Kansas City Missouri 64109, US
Type of scholarship: Doula Training, Childbirth Education Training, Breastfeeding educator/counselor, Other
What is included in scholarship: Partial fees for certification training for birth and postpartum doula training, childbirth education training, breastfeeding peer counselor training, and reproductive health counselor training.  We also have a separate scholarship (full fees) for a candidate of color sitting for the IBCLC (Lactation Consultant) exam.
Type of school is:: Seminar, workshop, certification process, or conference
If not a distance program, where is your school located: Kansas City, MO
Type of Scholarship: Partial  Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Does student buy books?  : Yes
Additional comments: Books also be checked out from our library.
How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? : Recipients must be high school graduates, and be committed to entering the perinatal fields to care for underserved communities and communities of color.  Candidates of color are given first consideration.

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Name of School/Training Facility/Organization: International Center for Traditional Childbearing-ICTC Full Circle Doula Training.

Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Kamaria Wilson, Fund Developer
email: kamaria@ictcmidwives.org
Website: www.ictcmidwives.org
Phone: (503) 460-9324
Additional contact information: ictc@ictcmidwives.org
Address: P.O.Box 11923|Portland|OR|97211|US
Type of scholarship: Doula Training, Conference or Seminar
What is included in scholarship: 29 hours of ICTC Full Circle Doula training, inter-active teaching, one manual and hand outs.
Type of school is:: Seminar, workshop, certification process, or conference
If not a distance program, where is your school located: The ICTC Full Circle Doula Training, travels nationally to meet the need, by bringing the training to various states. The scheduled training and states are listed at www.ictcmidwives.org under ICTC Doula Training Schedule.
Type of Scholarship: Partial  Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Does student buy books?  : Yes
Additional comments: How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? : Students fill out the request for scholarship application,  that asks for income level, source and special circumstances. The committee makes the final decision based on the information in the request for scholarship application.

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Name of School/Training Facility/Organization: DONA-approved Birth Doula Training

Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Nikia Lawson
Email: nlawson@thenaturalwaybp.org
Website: www.thenaturalwaybp.org
Phone: (817) 841-9291
Additional contact information: Additional contact information: (817) 231-2672
Address: 2450 Evans Avenue|Ft. Worth|TX|76104|US
Type of scholarship: Doula Training
Scholarship includes: The Natural Way Birthing Project ~Ft. Worth awards a limited number of scholarships per training.  The trainings are normally $675, however for Doula of Color Scholarship recipients; the cost is $175 and limited to one attendee per training date or 5 per year.
Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Additional comments:: In order to apply for the scholarship, the following documentation must be submitted:
1. 1 TNWBP~FW Volunteer application
2. Complete Scholarship Pretest
3.  A 1-page essay detailing your plans to serve your community as a community-based doula.  Please also detail how you feel your training and certification will benefit your community (consider the unique qualities and circumstances of your community)
4. Read Hospital-based Doula reading assignment.  Write a 1-page essay on how you will relate to and support a mother in a hospital environment, based on any case study in the reading.
Scholarship application documents may be emailed back to Nikia Lawson atnlawson@thenaturalwaybp.org(a scanned PDF or electronic submission is preferred) OR mail to The Natural Way Birthing Project~ Ft. Worth Attn: Nikia Lawson @ 2450 Evans Avenue, Ft. Worth, TX 76104.
How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? : Applicants will be reviewed on an individual basis, based on commitment level, location, and desire to volunteer in a hospital setting with optional interventions.
What is included in scholarship: Type of scholarship: Partial tuition
Type of school is:: Seminar, workshop, certification process, or conference
If not a distance program, where is your school located: 3-day training workshop, leading to DONA International Birth Doula certification
Type of Scholarship: Partial  Scholarship
Does student buy books?  : No

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Name of School/Training Facility/Organization: Katie Daily Doula Workshops - DONA International

Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Katie Daily Email: katiedailydoula@gmail.com
Website: www.katiedaily.com
Phone: (202) 360-2287
Additional contact information:
Address:
Type of scholarship: Doula Training
What is included in scholarship: This scholarship will cover the training costs associated with a four-day birth doula workshop, approved by DONA International.  It includes all training materials.  This four-day workshop includes basic childbirth education, doula skills training, and breastfeeding education.
Type of school is:: Seminar, workshop, certification process, or conference
If not a distance program, where is your school located:: The workshop location is at Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care, 3912 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC.  The center is next to the Petworth Metro Station.  The workshop may be held at a different location on weekdays, please contact Katie for more information.
Type of Scholarship: FULL Scholarship, Partial  Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Does student buy books?  : Yes
Additional comments:
How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? : A qualified recipient is a woman of color who desires to become a birth doula.  Priority is given to applicants who are clients, volunteers, or staff members connected with the Family Health and Birth Center or Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care.

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Name of School/Training Facility/Organization: Natural Beginnings... the informed parent's resource

Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Linda Worzer Email: lworzzer@yahoo.com
Website: www.naturalbeginningsonline.com
Phone: (972) 699-3921
Additional contact information:
Address: 531 Stillmeadow Dr|Richardson|TX|75081|US
Type of scholarship: Doula Training What is included in scholarship: 3 1/2 day DONA-Approved Birth Doula Training Workshop (includes 8 hr intro day, 16 hour training and 3 hour Lactation Class) all materials, breakfast each day, snacks, ongoing online mentoring, personal mentoring based on distance from recipient's location. Type of school is: Clinic or Birth Center
If not a distance program, where is your school located:: Richardson, Texas
Type of Scholarship: FULL Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Does student buy books?  : No
Additional comments: I will do my best to locate a doula with whom the recipient can stay, lowering cost of lodging and meals. Please contact me for additional information.
How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? : The recipient must attend the entire workshop and is strongly encouraged to serve mothers in "good faith" based on the recipient's own ethical perspective and clients' ability to pay for doula care. The recipient is also encouraged to provide care as a fully paid professional doula.

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Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Robin Elise Weiss

email: robin.e.weiss@gmail.com
Website: http://www.robineliseweiss.com/classes/dona-approved-birth-doula-training/birth-doula-training-faq/doula-training-scholarships/
Phone: (502) 233-1018
Additional contact information:
Address:
Type of scholarship: Doula Training
What is included in scholarship: The scholarship amount varies, but can come close to a full scholarship. It does include everything in the DONA International Birth Doula workshop led by Robin Elise Weiss, BDT(DONA).
Type of school is: Seminar, workshop, certification process, or conference
If not a distance program, where is your school located:
Type of Scholarship: Partial Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Does student buy books?  : Yes
Additional comments: The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin is a book that needs to be brought to the training. This can be found in a variety of ways, including borrowed. This scholarship is for the doula training only, it does not include membership, or certification from DONA International.
How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? : Recipients must be high school graduates, and be committed to serving as a doula for underserved communities and communities of color.  Candidates of color are given first consideration. 

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Name of School/Training Facility/Organization: Blessed ChildBirth & Doula Services

Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Terri Woods email:blessedchildbirth@gmail.com
Website: http://www.blessedchildbirth.com/cappa-labor-doula-workshops/
Additional contact information: Scholarship applicants please contact via email. Site administrator please leave voicemail at 805-610-8260 with your phone number - I am still traveling in New Zealand until Christmas but want to be back on the site as I am scheduling my CAPPA Labor Doula Trainings for 2015 in the Western States. I was the first on and happy to be back!! Blessings,Terri
Address: PO Box 1944|Paso Robles|California|93447|US
Type of scholarship: Doula Training
What is included in scholarship: CAPPA Labor Doula Workshop Tuition, $50 fee for CAPPA Labor Doula Manual.
Type of school is: Seminar, workshop, certification process, or conference
If not a distance program, where is your school located: "Home" workshops held on the Central Coast of California and travel training workshops are held as arranged in the Western States. See website or CAPPA.net for current offerings.
Type of Scholarship: FULL Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Does student buy books?  : Yes
Additional comments: This workshop is the first step toward certification, and the recipient must follow of the steps required of all workshop attendees and by CAPPA. The student understands that additional fees will be due to CAPPA for membership ($55) and CAPPA Academy ($175) in order to complete certification
How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? : All Women of Color. Please have a plan of how you want to use this doula training and communicate your ideas with the instructor, to help growing the possibilities!

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Name of School/Training Facility/Organization: Doulaing The Doula

Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Amy Gilliland email: amy@doulaingthedoula.com 
Website: www.doulaworkshop.com
Phone: (608)225-4738 
Additional contact information:
Address: 2829 Sylvan Avenue|Madison|WI|53705|US
Type of scholarship: Doula Training, Childbirth Education Training
What is included in scholarship: Three day birth doula training and one day Intro to Childbirth course from one of the top doula researchers and award winning educators in Wisconsin. Over 19 years experience with 99% of participants feeling confident and ready for doula work. Both courses meet the workshop requirements for DONA International certification. For more info, go to www.doulaworkshop.com.
Type of school is:: Seminar, workshop, certification process, or conference
If not a distance program, where is your school located::
Type of Scholarship: FULL Scholarship, Partial Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Does student buy books? : Yes
Additional comments:: I'm committed to helping people grow their own informed and confident birthing communities in their own cultures by sharing what I've learned in my own white cultural experience and from 30+ decades navigating hospitals and supporting people in labor. How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? : Interest and commitment to sharing what they've learned and attending births if possible. People are asked what they can afford to pay, which varies from a few hundred dollars to zero. I ask that scholarship recipients do the reading and preparation assignments and commit to attending the whole series, which is usually not a problem! Most people are in the Madison-Milwaukee-Chicago area, which is my preference – I'm working to create change in the worst counties of the U.S. for racial disparities in perinatal outcomes.

 

 

 

 

 

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