Some specifics about the Black Student Midwife Scholarship Fund

There are three planned awards. All qualifying applicants will be:

  • Black identified
  • planning to provide midwifery care to California birthing families
  • enrolled in or a graduate of a Medical Board of California approved midwifery school
  • a resident of California
Enrolled a Medical Board of California approved school and have a preceptor agreement Graduate of a California Medical Board approved midwifery education program and applying for CA Midwifery license Licensed within the last year (since of September 13, 2020)
Complete online application & provide the following: Proof of CA residence, Two letters of recommendation, Proof of enrollment in a Medical Board of California approved school in good standing, Preceptor agreement Complete online application & provide the following: Proof of CA residence, One letter of recommendation, Copy of either “Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Challenge Program” or “Certificate of Completion/Graduation” from a Medical Board of California approved program Complete online application & provide the following: Proof of CA residence, One letter of recommendation, License number
Statement of Intention video**(Optional), Resume (Optional) Statement of Intention video** (Optional), Resume (Optional) Statement of Intention video** (Optional), Resume (Optional)
Use the money for: Tuition, Living expenses, Textbooks & educational materials, Clinical fees, Travel expenses necessary for midwifery education program Use the money for: California Midwifery Licensing Fees $300 application fee*, $49 fingerprint fee, $ passport photo, $ any other misc fees/expenses Use as needed to offset startup costs: for example instruments, doppler, blood pressure cuffs, oxygen tanks and regulators, resuscitation equipment, suture material, medications, and other necessary equipment and supplies.

*License application fee to Department of Consumer Affairs, as of 2021, is $300 but is expected to increase to $450 as soon as the Medical Board receives legislative approval for fee increases. The application fee increase is expected to go into effect in 2022. 

**Video Statement of Intent: who are you, why are you applying and how do you intend to serve the California birthing community with your midwifery training and education. Please limit your video  to 3 minutes.

 

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