Scholarships & Loan Repayment
Licensed Midwives (LMs) and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) in WA state are eligible to apply for scholarships and loan repayment if they plan to work or are working in medically underserved areas in the state where critical health shortages have been deemed to exist. While both LMs and CNMs are technically eligible when state funding is available for these programs, only CNMs are eligible if the state funding is cut from the budget because only CNMs are eligible for the federal programs that offer scholarships and loan repayment with federal matching funds. The Health Professional Loan Repayment and Scholarship programs were created to address the critical shortage of health care professionals in Washington State. If you are interested in being a part of of efforts to re-fund these important state programs, Contact Us.
Health Professional Loan Repayment Program
The Health Professional Loan Repayment program was created to attract and retain licensed health professionals to serve in critical shortage areas in Washington state. The program provides educational loan repayment assistance to licensed primary care health professionals including LMs and CNMs when funded.
CNMs may also apply for loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps.
Health Professional Scholarship Program - Funding is currently suspended
The Health Professional Scholarship program was created to attract and retain health professionals to serve in critical shortage areas in Washington state. The Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students training to become primary care health professionals. For more information about the Health Professional Scholarship, click here.
CNMs may also apply for scholarships through the National Health Service Corps.
General Scholarship Information
Local, regional and national scholarships may be available to help you finance your midwifery education.
Scholarship Information from the US Department of Education
WA Student Achievement Council's Guide to Searching for Scholarships
Bastyr University Scholarship and Loan Information
CNMs may also apply for scholarships through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). At this time, Licensed Midwives (many of whom also carry the national CPM credential) are not eligible to apply for scholarships or loan repayment through the NHSC. However, the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM) is working to achieve federal recognition of the CPM credential through the MAMA (Midwives and Mothers In Action) Campaign. Join the efforts to achieve access to scholarship and loan repayment through the NHSC and much more!