Birthwise Midwifery School is committed to expanding access to midwifery education and midwifery care in the United States. We strive to be an inclusive midwifery institution that trains midwives who are representative of the rich tapestry of communities that they come from and will serve.


Underserved Communities Scholarship

Submit by April 15, 2018.

In the United States and abroad, many distinct ethnic, religious, and cultural communities have high need for, but limited access to midwifery care. Birthwise’s Underserved Communities Midwifery Scholarship provides financial support to midwifery students from communities that include, but are not limited to: Appalachian, Cajun, Orthodox Jewish, Amish, Mennonite, Mormon, immigrant, refugee, and LGBTQ.

Read about the amazing work one of our scholarship recipients is doing in her Orthodox Jewish community.

2017 Application Form


Midwives of Color Scholarship

Submit by April 15, 2018.

Currently, American women who deliver their babies with a midwife are overwhelmingly white. In 2012, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that approximately one in 50 non-Hispanic white women had an out of hospital birth, compared to one in 125 American Indians, and one in 200 non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, or Asian women. Birthwise’s Midwives of Color Access Program aims to increase the availability of midwives in non-white communities by providing financial support to midwifery students of color.

2017 Application Form