Thank you to all who applied for the most recent iteration of the Accessing the Milky Way Scholarship.  Applications are currently being reviewed and the recipients will be notified.


In celebration of Black History Month, and continuing with our mission and focus to support mothers and 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. In August we received over 400 applications and were pleased to award 25 full scholarships for the course. In April of 2021 we announced another round and received over 300 applications, awarding 25 full scholarships once again.

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. Recipients of the scholarship will be responsible for the cost of the textbook and the exam administered by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice.


Application Deadline: February 15, 2022