Lactation support provider and breastfeeding dyad

Continuing with our mission and focus to support mothers in their breastfeeding journeys, Healthy Children Project would like to announce another round of full scholarships in the Accessing the Milky Way initiative.

In August of 2020, Healthy Children Project first announced our initiative called Accessing the Milky Way, with a focus on furthering support for families and communities of color. The goal of the initiative was to provide scholarships to the online Lactation Counselor Training Course for Black, Indigenous, People of Color. We received over 400 applications and were pleased to award 25 full scholarships for the course. In the years since we have continued offering the scholarship, awarding over 60 scholarships in all.

We invite anyone that is a Black, Indigenous, Person of Color to apply for this scholarship. The scholarships will cover full tuition costs for the online Lactation Counselor Training Course. Jones and Bartlett, the publishers of the required textbook, The Pocket Guide to Lactation Management, have graciously donated textbooks for each recipient. Recipients of the scholarship will be responsible for the cost of the exam administered by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice.

Application Deadline: August 15, 2023

You can apply by following filling out the form below. Please only apply once, any duplicate applications will be disregarded and only the first one received for any individual will be reviewed. Thank you for your work to increase Access to the Milky Way!