Scholarship Program

 The Pacific Birth Institute stands for innate capacity, education, infrastructure, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our Professional Birth Assistant (Pro BA) Program is the culmination of these values, and our Scholarship Program is a shining example of how we can infuse education with innovation and entrepreneurship to nourish the innate capacity and grow the infrastructure of 21st century community birth support. We believe in competent, educated, skilled birth attendants meeting people and families where they are – rural, urban, home, birth center, in a cabin, in a condo, anywhere! No matter where they choose to give birth, people deserve safe and skilled birth keepers who honor the beauty of traditional midwifery care and are willing to commit to being the safest midwife and midwife assistant and Pro BA they can be in order to help save more lives now. What does that mean to our Scholarship Program? We have four answers to that question.

We commit one full tuition scholarship to our Pro BA Program for every five students registered per cohort every year.

It’s what we decided when we launched, and we stick by it, and we LOVE this part of our job.

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We offer every prospective Pro BA student the opportunity to Scholarship themselves.

For the birth geeks and pros out there ready to join the Pro BA program but feeling the tuition pinch, if you get 5 people to jump in and enroll into the Pro BA program, you get the scholarship earmarked by us for 5 sales! Chat it up in your circles, share our posts, get creative! Have those five enrolling students write your name in on the line “Where did you hear about us?” and you are in for free enrollment!

Anyone can apply

We encourage anyone to apply for a scholarship if they have need. We do not ask for you to prove financial need. We are just happy to have more people like you truly interested in being a part of the change our world needs to help align the skills and power of birth back into the hands of families and communities everywhere. If you want to become a Pro BA, apply today.

Our Scholarship committee will review all applicants quarterly and award quarterly. Scholarship recipients will be notified and featured on our social channels to celebrate!

Scholarships are preferentially given to:

  • Rural and underserved areas in absolute need of skilled birth attendants of all levels
  • Students in areas with midwives providing birth experience by participating in our Midwife Network to complete the Pro BA Program Certification and birth requirements
  • Indigenous students and students of the global majority
  • Students who have applied previously and did not receive a scholarship

We Accept Community Scholarship Sponsorships for our Students to Thrive

If you’re interested in growing a larger, safer birth community, consider donating a scholarship to one of our phenomenal scholarship applicants. We are grateful for and inspired by the communities of our nation, and we would love to support your support of our students today. Email us at [email protected] .

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All applications are received and reviewed by our scholarship committee. Scholarships will be announced by email to the recipient and on our social channels. After the scholarship recipients are alerted and announced, the recipients will receive access to the program so that they can start immediately.