The following serves as a resource list of scholarships/grants that may be available to lactation care providers. If you know of any similar programs that can be added to this list, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
USLCA Membership Grant
Description: USLCA membership grants are available for those who may need assistance covering a portion or all of their USLCA membership dues. USLCA members have generously donated to this fund to help ensure that everyone can access this valuable membership.
Frequency: once every three months
Eligibility: Open to anyone who supports USLCA’s mission.
MILCC Scholarship and JoAnne W. Scott (JWS) Scholarship
Description: The MILCC Scholarship provides IBCLC candidates who have fully met all requirements to sit the exam the opportunity for full or partial financial assistance with the IBLCE examination fee, and full or partial financial assistance for recertifying IBCLCs who have fully met all requirements to recertify.
The JWS Scholarship is awarded once a year to an IBCLC Exam or Recertifying candidate from a mother-to-mother support group.
Frequency: once annually
Eligibility: Open to IBCLC candidates who:
- Demonstrate financial need
- Fully meet the requirements to sit for the IBCLE exam or:
- Fully meet the requirements to recertify by exam or:
- Will meet the requirements for recertification by CERPS
Priority is given to candidates who assist families with limited access to the services of an IBCLC. The number of applicants supported each year depends on the availability of funds.
Scholarships for IBLCE Exam sponsored by DLCA/DABA
Description: Dallas Lactation Consultant Association/Dallas Area Breastfeeding Alliance (DLCA/DABA) is offering scholarships for the full amount of the fee required to sit for the IBLCE exam (initial or recertification). Scholarships will be awarded to the applicants selected by the committee who have passed the exam.
Frequency: twice annually
- Applicants selected by the committee who have passed the exam
- The full exam fee will be reimbursed to each of the scholarship awardees
- Selections will be based on applicants’ need and recommendations
Various Scholarships and Grants sponsored by WALC
Description: The Wisconsin Association of Lactation Consultants (WALC) offers a number of scholarships and grants to members and friends of WALC providing services in Wisconsin or nearby. We are particularly interested in increasing opportunities for breastfeeding advocates working in underserved populations. We provide scholarships for:
- Lactation Programs
- WALC Annual Conference
- IBCLE Exam – first time
We also award grants to local organizations for projects consistent with our mission.
Various Scholarships and Grants sponsored by FLCA
Description: Florida Lactation Consultant Association (FLCA) offers a variety of scholarships and grants to current FLCA members:
- June Winfield Education Stipend
- IBCLC Day Celebration Grant
- World Breastfeeding Week Grant
- IBCLC Exam Scholarship
Various Scholarships and Grants sponsored by SELCA
Description: Southeastern Lactation Consultant Association (SELCA) offers a variety of scholarships:
- Membership Scholarships
- Annual Conference Registration Scholarship
- IBCLC Exam Scholarship
Various Scholarships and Grants sponsored by MALC
Description: Michigan Association of Lactation Consultants (MALC) offers a few $250 scholarships to MALC members who are certifying or re-certifying.