Midwives of Color and Underserved Communities Scholarship
Campus Applicants Submit by December 6, 2019
Community Applicants Submit by February 14, 2020
With the goal of increasing the numbers of midwives of color and midwives serving other distinct and underserved communities, Birthwise Midwifery School offers two scholarships designed to reduce the financial barriers to education for these prospective midwives. Birthwise would like to play a small part in making midwifery training, and ultimately midwifery care, more accessible to the people who need it most.
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 is 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.
Applicants must apply for this scholarship by December 6, 2019 (Campus Option) or February 14, 2020 (Community Option) and up to 5 new recipients are chosen each year. Once awarded, the scholarships apply to each subsequent semester that the student is enrolled at least half time at Birthwise.
Read about the amazing work one of our scholarship recipients is doing in her Orthodox Jewish community.