Scholarship Deadline -June 30, 2014

June 2nd, 2014

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Diversifying Midwifery in Our Communities Scholarship

2014 Diversifying Midwifery Scholarship Application PDF

Goal of Scholarship:  Expand midwifery into communities where access to midwives and midwifery care are non-existent or limited.  The goal of Diversifying Midwifery in our Communities Scholarship is to provide support to Birthwise Midwifery student(s) who will serve their communities and be leaders in midwifery care.

Who are these Scholarships for? 

Recipients of this scholarship will be chosen each year using the following criteria:

 a. She must be a member of a distinct ethnic/religious/ cultural community inside or outside the United States that desires to incorporate respectful birthing practices into their community. She must demonstrate that the community she is a part of is in need of the services she will provide as a midwife.

 b. She makes a commitment to Birthwise and to her community to return to her community to work as a midwife and help improve conditions for birthing women and their families when her training is completed.

 c. She can demonstrate clear financial need.

 d. She has proven to be or has potential to be a leader in her community.

 e. Her philosophy of birth and midwifery is compatible with Birthwise.

 f. She meets all the admission requirements as outlined in the Birthwise catalog.

 g. She must have proficiency in the English language.

Up to two applicants per cohort can be awarded a tuition scholarship that will cover 30% of their tuition throughout the Birthwise program.

Quick Facts

When is the Application Due?

June 30, 2014

What does the Scholarship Include?

30% of the full tuition cost of each semester for the duration of the program.

What is the Student’s Responsibility?

70% of the tuition cost each semester and all material fees, equipment cost and photo copying (currently$15.00) per credit hour), book expenses (approximately$1200.00 for the entire program) and living and travel expenses while in the program (amount will vary for each student).

What are the Responsibilities of the Recipient once the Scholarship is Awarded?

Recipients will be held to all policies and standards expected of all Birthwise Midwifery Students that are stated in the Enrollment Agreement and Academic Policies.

Recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress as outlined in the Birthwise Academic Polices in order to maintain the scholarship.

 Recipients agree to return to her community upon graduation from Birthwise and work as a midwife for a minimum of 2 years.

Provide annual updates regarding community work that recipients have done via email for a minimum of 2 years. (Updates can be emailed to Heidi Fillmore, Executive Director:

How can I get my Diversifying Midwifery in Our Communities Application to you?

Email:  Yvette McDonnell, Program Coordinator:

Mail:  Birthwise Midwifery Attention: Yvette McDonnell, 24 S. High St. Bridgton, ME  04009

Fax:  207.647.5919

Will I have to interview for the scholarship?

An interview will be conducted in person, via phone or skype as the final step in the selection process.



Next Interview Date

May 19th, 2014




It is not to late to interview.  We have a few spaces left.  Next interview date:  May 29, 2014

New Yoga Schedule

May 16th, 2014


Tuesday & Friday Morning Yoga 8-9am

Thursday Afternoon Yoga 5-6pm

Friday Mama/Baby Yoga 9:15-10:15am

 Friday Pregnant Mama Yoga 10:30-11:30am

Classes are $9 for students and staff (8 class pass for $56) Classes
are $12 for community members (8 class pass for $80)

Rolling Admission

May 8th, 2014

You are in luck!  We are still accepting applications for the Campus and Community 2014 Program.  We have a few spaces left.  Contact Yvette McDonnell, Program Coordinator FMI: or 207.6Birthwise Sign475968.

Independent Research Presentations-Community 2012 Cohort

April 10th, 2014

2012 Community Cohort-Presentation Flyer


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Doula Trainings & New Page

April 7th, 2014

It is now easier to find information about upcoming Doula Tranings on our Doula Page.  Get all of your information:  Birth Doula Training Course Description and Registration  on 1 Page.  

Check it out:  

Doula Training-March 2014

Independent Research Presentations

February 17th, 2014

2012 Campus Research PresentationFlyer


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Apply Today-Early Admission

February 10th, 2014

It is not too late to apply for early admission at Birthwise Midwifery School.  Applications are due by February 15, 2014

FMI: or call:  207.647.5968

To download an application and reference forms click below:

BW 2014 Application 1 PDF

Reference Form 2014 PDF




Early Admission Deadline!

January 2nd, 2014

Now that the holidays are over, you can now focus on applying to Birthwise Midwifery School Early!  That’s right the Early Admission Deadline is approaching fast!  What does this mean for you?  You will know by the first week of March what your plans will be for the fall.  Can’t beat that.  Apply Today!

Early Admission Deadline-February 15, 2014

BW 2014 Application 1 PDF

Reference Form 2014 PDF

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Open House & DONA Doula Training 2014!

January 2nd, 2014

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Have a passion for birth work?  Participate in our Open House & DONA International Birth Doula Workshop.  This fun filled weekend program will provide participants with the opportunity to not only become a DONA International Trained Birth Doula, but attend our Open House as well.   Visit the Birthwise Campus, observe a class, lunch with current students, meet faculty and staff and get questions answered.  

FMI:  Open House & DONA Doula Brochure & Registration-2014

DONA Birth Doula Training Registration & Workshop Description March 2014