Black Student Midwife Scholarship Fund
Midwifery training is expensive and time consuming, both in terms of tuition and time lost to unpaid internships in order to gain clinical experience necessary for graduation, to qualify for midwifery board exams, and not being able to work at a regular job while on-call for a midwifery practice.
The obstacles are even greater for Black, Brown and Indigenous midwifery students because of systemic racism and the additional stressors of living with racism.
In solidarity with Black Lives Matter and Black Mamas Matter, this Campaign will begin with a focus on financial support directly to Black student midwives in California.
This program's goal is to raise money for tuition and living expenses for black student midwives nearing completion of their midwifery training.
All money raised will go directly to applicants. The committee is comprised of Black midwives who will review applications and decide how funds will be distributed.