Scholarship Opportunities


Would you like to attend Midwifery Works but are unable to do so due to budgetary constraints? The A.C.N.M. Foundation will provide complimentary attendance to up to 8 CM/CNMs and 2 students at the forthcoming Midwifery Works meeting!

2021 Varney A.C.N.M. Foundation Leadership Award ($1,500)

The Varney A.C.N.M. Foundation Leadership Award will be made to two student members of ACNM to support their participation in a unique mentored student leadership experience. Award recipients will attend a one-day LEAD (Learn, Engage, Ascend, Deliver) Leadership Development Program (Sept. 30, 2021), followed by two days at the annual ACNM Midwifery Works Conference (October 1-2, 2021.) The $1,500 award will cover the cost of travel to the conference and other expenses; registration and accommodation costs will be complimentary. Mentorship will be provided by the A.C.N.M. Foundation’s Chief Programs & DEI Officer, Maria Valentin-Welch, CNM, DNP, MPH, CDP, FACNM, and past Varney Award winners. This student experience is made possible through the generous financial support of Helen Varney Burst, MSN, CNM, DHL (Hon.), FACNM.

2021 Thacher Midwifery Leadership Fellowship ($1,000)

The Thacher Fellowship enables ACNM members to build leadership skills in business management and marketing midwifery practices. The $1,000 award will help cover the costs of attending Midwifery Works!

Award recipients, known as Thacher-MBN Fellows, enjoy the invaluable mentorship of midwifery business leaders, conference attendees, the Midwifery Business Network (MBN), and past Thacher-MBN Fellows. This experience is made possible through the generous financial support of the Frances T. Thacher Midwifery Leadership Endowment with matching funds from the Midwifery Business Network.