Some specifics about the Biddy Mason Scholarship and Financial Aid 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, 2022)|
|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 towards: California Midwifery Licensing Fees $450 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 2023, is $450.
**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.