Midwives of Color and Underserved Communities Scholarships

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.

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