Sacramento County is providing financial assistance to Black students studying to be midwives through the Sacramento County Black Midwives Scholarship Program.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.
Applicants to the Sacramento County Black Midwives Scholarship must meet all of the following criteria:
Current nurses and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.
The authorized distribution for new awards in 2023-24 is $100,000, with $50,000 awarded in each of two application cycles. Up to 2 awards of up to $25,000 each will be granted per application cycle.
Award amounts will be determined based on the recipient’s school choice and will not exceed the cost of attendance there.
Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program once per academic year provided they meet eligibility requirements.
Awards are for midwifery certificate, undergraduate and graduate study programs only at eligible institutions.
Scholarship America will select scholarship finalists based upon:
Apart from an essay question, financial data will not be collected or considered.
From the pool of qualified finalists, Sacramento County will select recipients. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept decisions as final.
All applicants will be notified in early July.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Sacramento County. Payment is made in March.
Award recipients will be given access for a year to WhichWay, a financial literacy tool with interactive financial education modules containing tools and tips that include the following topics:
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 11, 2023 3:00 pm.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.