Midwives of Color and Underserved Communities Scholarship

Campus Applicants Submit by December 6, 2019

Community Applicants Submit by February 14, 2020


Our vision at Birthwise is that every person has access to safe and empowering midwifery care that is representative of them and their community. We know that increasing the numbers of midwives of color and midwives serving other distinct and underserved communities is one way to realize this vision. Birthwise Midwifery School therefore offers two scholarships designed to reduce the financial barriers to education for these prospective midwives.

The two scholarships, Midwives of Color and Underserved Communities, consist of a tuition reduction and stipends for books and materials. The applicants’ financial needs and their award amount are determined based on information generated by the Federal Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) application. The tuition reduction is designed to eliminate out-of-pocket tuition costs above what the applicant is eligible to receive in Federal Financial Aid.

We will accept applications on two dates for the 2020/2021 year:

  • December 6, 2019 for scholarship beginning in Spring 2020
  • February 14, 2020 for scholarship beginning in Fall 2020
  • Once awarded, the scholarships apply to each subsequent semester that the student is enrolled at least half time at Birthwise.
  • **if you miss the application deadline, we will consider your application for the next cycle (for example, an application turned in by December 10, 2019 will be considered for a scholarship beginning in Fall 2020)


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