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Midwife Training Scholarships Available:

 

Birth Emergency Skills Training 

Contact: Andrea Dixon, CNM 

Email: miniwife@sbcglobal.net 

Website: www.birthemergency.com 

Phone: (317) 294-3972 

Facebook page: Birth Emergency Skills Training 

Address: Birth Emergency Skills Training, Family Way Ed. Services, LLC, 2772 Mule Deer Drive|Weed|CA|96094|US 

Type of scholarship: Midwife Training, Doula Training, Conference or Seminar 

What is included in scholarship: One MOC student per workshop.

May be taken by one or divided as needed 

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

If not a distance program, where is your school located: We travel per requests. See our calendar at website. 

Type of Scholarship: FULL Scholarship 

Does scholarship include room and board?: No 

Does student buy books? : No 

Additional comments:: We have been doing this for 2 years with more than 20 scholarships granted so far. 

How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? : Per student request to host

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National College of Midwifery

Name of contact person:  Marcy Andrew
Email: marcya@midwiferycollege.org
Website: www.midwiferycollege.edu
Phone: (575) 758-8914
Address: 1041 Reed St Suite C, Taos, NM 87571 

Type of Scholarship: Midwife Training

What is included in the scholarship: Scholarship amounts will be adjusted as tuition increases are implemented. Currently, scholarships will be in the amount of $2500 towards NCM Fees.  

Type of school: College without walls
Partial Scholarship
Does not include room and board
Student does buy books

Additional Comments:
Elizabeth Gilmore founded NCM as a larger expression of her conviction, "We must remove barriers to midwifery education in order to improve outcomes for mothers and babies."  Now we are more aware than ever of how maternal health outcomes in minority groups are affected by poverty, lack of services, cultural isolation and institutional racism.  The value of providing accessible midwifery education to students from underserved populations is clear; these are the students who identify with their own communities, who understand the subtleties of their own people’s unique needs and who hold the insight and the passion to effectively meet those needs.  

NCM is committed to making midwifery education as accessible as possible to students from underserved populations.

Selection Criteria:

  • Experience with and understanding of health disparities and institutional racism/discrimination as they relate to maternity care.
  • Personal experience with midwifery care and/or ambitions for midwifery work
  • Understanding of how midwifery care can help to bridge health disparities as they relate to race and socioeconomic status
  • Need of the population in which applicant hopes to practice after graduation
  • Personal connection with and ambition for serving this population
  • Ability to offer culturally sensitive care in this particular demographic
  • Solidity of plan of completion, including relationship with willing and capable preceptors
  • Strength of pre-enrollment interview/assessment
  • Financial need based on applicant’s description of her financial plan and comparison of applicant’s family income to federal poverty guidelines Strength of additional biographical information regarding applicant’s career, community involvement, academic and other relevant experiences

 

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Birthwise Midwifery School

Contact person name: Yvette McDonnell
Address: 24 S. High Street|Bridgton|ME|04009|US
Phone: (207) 647-5968
Type of scholarship: Midwife Training
What is included in scholarship: What does the Scholarship Include?
30% of the full tuition cost of each semester for the duration of the program (a 3 year program).
Type of school is:: Brick and mortar school
If not a distance program, where is your school located:: We offer a campus program and community based program.  This program consists of ten 2-week academic sessions at the Birthwise facility alternated with longer periods of clinical work with an approved preceptor chosen by the student and located in her home community. This allows students to remain in their home regions while completing the program and to travel to Birthwise for the intensive academic sessions only.
Type of Scholarship: Partial  Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Does student buy books?  : No
Additional comments:: Goal of Scholarship:  Expand midwifery into communities where access to midwives and midwifery care are non-existent or limited.  The goal of Diversifying Midwifery in our Communities Scholarship is to provide support to Birthwise Midwifery student(s) who will serve their communities and be leaders in midwifery care.
Student Midwives from which racial group qualify for this scholarship?: All Women of Color, Other

 

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Academy of Experiential Midwifery Education

 Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Sarita Bennett
email: h2oflow@yahoo.com
Website:
Phone: (434) 882-4971
Additional contact information:
Address: 1565 Old Oaks Drive|Charlottesville|VA|22901|US
Type of scholarship: Midwife Training
What is included in scholarship: Yearly tuition is $3000.  At this point, I am willing to offer a full year's tuition.  To apply for the scholarship, the student is to write an essay on the health disparities for women of color in America and how they plan to use their education to address those issues.
Type of school is:: Seminar, workshop, certification process, or conference
If not a distance program, where is your school located:: Charlottesville, VA

Type of Scholarship: FULL Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: No

Does student buy books?  : Yes
Additional comments:: School meets once weekly.

How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? : Self-defined woman of color. 

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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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Sacred Transitions Midwifery Institute

Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Kate McCall
Email: anaturalbirth@hotmail.com
Website: www.sacredtransitionsmidwifery.org/school
Phone: (603) 674-7198
Additional contact information:
Address: 211 Old Troy Rd.|Fitzwilliam|NH|03447|US
Type of scholarship: Midwife Training, Doula Training, Breastfeeding educator/counselor, Other
What is included in scholarship: All accepted students are eligible to apply for scholarships that cover up to 50% of tuition. The remaining tuition can be arranged "pay as you go," monthly, allowing for student midwives of color to customize their education to their own needs. Additionally, STMI was founded on the principle of access to education for all and solicits donations for school expenses, keeping tuition lower than most midwifery programs.
Type of school is: Brick and mortar school AND Distance
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 current or prospective student midwife of color who exhibits a desire to complete her education and shows a financial need. We give as many scholarships as are required and do not turn anyone away who truly wants to learn and has been accepted for enrollment in one of our programs. In order to see more diversity in midwifery, we must see more diversity in midwifery school
If not a distance program, where is your school located?: We are located in NH, but skills workshops are offered in 15 states around the United States.
Type of Scholarship: Partial  Scholarship
Additional comments:: We are a national, local and on-line institution with skills centers all across the United States to assist individuals with a variety of birth and health related educational needs. No matter where you are in the world, we offer a way for you to be educated the way you need and desire to be without sacrificing one on one and hands on education in a classroom setting. Our courses are media-enriched and interactive.

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Preceptor's Name: Angelita Nixon

Address: 147 Scenic Drive|Scott Depot|WV|25560|US
Phone: (304) 757-9006
Email: Anmidwife@netzero.net
Your website: http://scenicdrivemidwives.com
My qualifying preceptor status: MEAC, NARM 
If other, please explain: ACNM
Additional Information: I am a midwife who offers preceptorships, and I would like to offer a preceptorship specifically to a qualified student midwife of color.
How does your practice define a qualified recipient for a preceptorship?: Apprenticeship in Wild & Wonderful WV - Greetings! We are a CNM/CPM practice in the Charleston, WV, area currently offering a temporary live-in apprenticeship opportunity for a student of color at the level of Primary Midwife Under Supervision who has current NRP certification.  The apprenticeship includes a room and utilities for three months with possible extension. We have a practice volume of 2-5 home births a month (with the exception of November when we do not have any home birth moms due), and also the opportunity to participate in midwife-attended hospital birth.  Our highest volume is in December when we have 5 moms due, so that would be a good month to be here. Additional Contact Information: Kathryn Haines, 202-257-8007

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Birthingway College of Midwifery

Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Raeben Nolan email:raeben@birthingway.edu 
Website: http://birthingway.edu/programs/specialized-programs/labor-doula-program/scholarship-program/ 
Phone: (503) 760-3131
Additional contact information:
Address: 12113 SE Foster Rd|Portland|Oregon|97266|US
Type of scholarship: Doula Training
What is included in scholarship: This scholarship covers half of the tuition for the Labor Doula Training Workshop, and all application, enrollment, and registration fees, for the Labor Doula Certification Practicum. Recipients are required to purchase the course-packs, purchase or borrow required texts, and to pay other required fees, including the quarterly tech fee as well as any late registration fees if enrolling after the registration deadline. If the scholarship student finishes the practicum in one year or less, Birthingway will waive the certification fee.
Type of school is: Brick and mortar school
If not a distance program, where is your school located: Our college is located in Portland Oregon. Currently all of our trainings are held at our campus but the certification practicum can be completed anywhere.
Type of Scholarship: Partial Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: No
Does student buy books? : Yes, No
Additional comments:: While bilingual doulas and doulas of color are very much needed on their own, we also recognise that doula work can be a gateway into midwifery and lactation work as well. By offering doula scholarships to traditionally underserved communities we hope to plant seeds that will grow to bring midwives and lactation counselors to those communities as well.
How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? : The Labor Doula Scholarship is open to students from within communities where access to that population is difficult for someone outside that community. Students must show both enthusiasm for doula work and the ability to bring this work back to their specific communities. Scholarship recipients must complete at least 3 of the required 5 births serving women within their identified communities.

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Intentional Midwifery Training

Name of contact person for the scholarship at your school/program: Julie Pili
Jeanette: info@intentionalmidwiferytraining.com 
Website: www.intentionalmidwiferytraining.com
Phone:
Additional contact information: Contact infö for MIA Meliea Holbrook 704-258-7649 Julie Pili 704-252-1654 
Address: 7425 Saddle Trail Lane|Charlotte|NC|28269|US
Type of scholarship: Midwife Training
What is included in scholarship: No cost tuition to our weekend training intensives with possibility of apprenticeship and birth experience.
Type of school is: Brick and mortar school
If not a distance program, where is your school located: Charlotte, NC
Type of Scholarship: FULL 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 woman of color who is ready to be fully immersed and committed to midwifery education. Must be committed to attending all 3 days of the weekend intensive and offer full participation in the program.

 

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Mercy In Action College of Midwifery

Name of contact: Kristen Benoit
email: info@mercyinaction.com
Website: http://www.mercyinaction.com/college-of-midwifery/ 
Phone: (208) 258-9251 

Additional contact information:
Address: 3018 West Overland Road|Boise|ID|12809|US

Type of scholarship: Midwife Training

What is included in scholarship: One full scholarship ( including room and board on campus) is available per start-date. This scholarship is granted on a semester by semester basis; the award of this scholarship will be re-evaluated at the end of each semester according to Satisfactory Academic Progress and abiding by our Student Code of Conduct. It is our hope and expectation that each student who begins under the Grand Challenge Scholarship will complete all six semesters and graduate. Scholarships do not cover the cost of books, travel, pre-requisite courses or outside tests, or preceptor fees in the event a preceptor charges fees.

Type of school is: Brick and mortar school
If not a distance program, where is your school located:: Mercy In Action College of Midwifery begins each school year in the fall in Boise, Idaho, with a full semester of classroom academics. Each semester after that will be split between short intensive sessions on campus and clinical placement with a community midwife in the location of the student’s own choosing, in any approved location in the USA. Students will be in a cohort group over the six semesters, and attend all classroom sessions together, and graduate together. Successful completion on each semester is the requirement for going on to the next semester. After graduation, the students will have an opportunity, should they chose it, for an optional international placement to earn a post-graduate diploma in Global Midwifery.

Type of Scholarship: FULL Scholarship
Does scholarship include room and board?: Yes
Does student buy books? : Yes

Additional comments:
How does your school or program define a qualified recipient for your scholarship? : Scholarships are available for women from the African-American or Native Indian/Eskimo community planning to serve that community in the USA.

 

 

 

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