The goal of these awards is to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) midwifery students, students pursuing rural and remote clinical placements, and students experiencing financial need, irrespective of any particular experiences or accomplishments. The award process has been designed intentionally to be as low-barrier as possible, recognizing the workload that student midwives already carry, and the reality that not all students have the same time or capacity to engage in extracurricular activities and completing award applications. The MABC Awards Committee also recognizes that conventional adjudication processes and judgments of relative merit have the potential to uphold (and reward) existing norms and power structures that contradict the spirit of this funding. For these reasons, an application essay is not required and these awards will be distributed by a lottery system.
The intention is to award these annually, depending on available funds.
For a list of criteria and types of awards, and to see the full funding announcement please click here.
Click here to complete an application form.
The deadline for submitting your application is October 15 at 4:00 pm. Winners will be selected and notified on October 16.
If you have any questions or require assistance with your application, please contact Alisa at firstname.lastname@example.org