2021 Lactation Scholarship Opportunity
The Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition (LBC) strives to improve breastfeeding outcomes and reduce racial and ethnic breastfeeding disparities. The LBC recently awarded 17 scholarships to help increase the number of certified lactation support providers who share the background of families of color in Louisiana. Congratulations to the scholarship recipients, who include:
- Rashidah Ali
- Courtney Anderson
- Anjelica Brown
- Brianna Davis
- Kelly Derouen
- Sophelia Felton
- Judy Gibson
- Samantha Gutierrez
- Jalyn Hayward
- DeNinia Melton
- Alicia Mingo
- Shannon Powell-Smith
- Nancy Solis
- Sichel Tousaint
- Bianca R. Twiggs
- Miriam Williams
The Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition (LBC) strives to improve breastfeeding outcomes and reduce racial and ethnic breastfeeding disparities. To help achieve this goal, the LBC is pleased to offer scholarships to support aspiring Black, Indigenous, and Latinx lactation support providers. The LBC would like to increase the number of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and other certified lactation support providers who share the background of families of color in Louisiana.
The intent of these scholarships is to eliminate or reduce financial barriers for Black, Indigenous, and Latinx individuals working to advance their lactation careers. Scholarship awards are dependent upon the needs identified in the application and will be based on demonstrated commitment to providing breastfeeding support to diverse communities and the intention to work as a professional or peer lactation supporter in Louisiana communities.
- Experience and/or strong desire to work with families of color
- Strong desire to assist persons with achieving their breastfeeding goals
- Scholarship recipients must have computer access and sufficient internet skills to complete any of the online training options.
Scholarships may not be sold, transferred or assigned.