We are pleased to report that recipients of the Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship are beginning their third year of our Bachelor of Science in Midwifery program. Two recent recipients, Gezelle and Lavondria, like all our scholarship students, have been guided and encouraged by Mercy In Action's Scholarship Coordinator, who sets them up for success by holding monthly live mentoring meetings and providing accountability to their studies. Many prospective midwives take advantage of our Mentoring Track for Black and Indigenous students in our college.
Claudia Booker, who this scholarship is named after, was the Grand Challenge Coordinator for Mercy In Action College of Midwifery’s scholarship program at the time of her death in early 2020. Claudia envisioned and created the Mentoring Track. Now that role has been passed on to a graduate of our program, Sumayya, and we are proud to offer this memorial scholarship in Claudia’s name, and to continue the Mentoring Track in her honor.
All the staff at Mercy In Action College of Midwifery, and all the students who benefit, are grateful beyond words for you, our donors, who help many aspiring midwives to become CPM's and Licensed Midwives to serve their own communities.
Once again we have an exciting graduation to celebrate. Mercy In Action's Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship was awarded to Che under the Grand Challenge that Vicki, Jenny, and Claudia created, and in June of this year, Che made us all proud when she graduated with a Bachelor Of Science degree in Midwifery from our Mercy In Action College of Midwifery!
Che is now practicing as a midwife in Arizona, and has already set up a sweet clinic space to see clients. She is proving to be a leader in her community, and is currently working in collaboration with doctors, nurses and doulas to create a wellness center focusing on birth in the area around Phoenix.
Your support of this scholarship fund continues to make high-quality midwifery education available to future midwives as our students work toward the end goal of improving the health and health care of vulnerable families around the time of pregnancy and childbirth.
Thank you on behalf of all our student recipients and the families they serve.
Thank you for your support of this incredibly successful scholarship project! We are so pleased to report that Mercy In Action College of Midwifery has graduated another Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship recipient!
We are proud to congratulate Edith upon her graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery degree. She was a recipient of this scholarship for all four years in our school. She told us it made a huge difference in her ability to make it through the rigorous training required to become a midwife. Edith is now studying for her board exams to become a Certified Professional Midwife. In her spare time, she is a volunteer for a mission in Haiti that provides free maternity care and delivery to low-income families.
Your support for this scholarship fund makes it possible for us to help bring dedicated midwives like Edith into the workforce, where they will impact maternal/child health for good here and around the world.
If you would like to know more about this scholarship, please click on the link provided. And thank you again for your donations to this vital scholarship fund in memory of our friend and inspiration, the late Claudia Booker!
This report is to introduce you to Jennifer, one of our latest graduates on the Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship. She has already passed the board exam to become a CPM midwife with the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and is already hard at work practicing as a licensed midwife in her community.
Your support of this scholarship has been a priceless help to our Mercy In Action College of Midwifery students like Jennifer. This scholarship helps launch midwives into the communities who are most impacted by the high maternal and newborn mortality rate in America at this time, and we know that they will make a real difference.
If you would like to know more about this scholarship, go to the link provided. Thank you for your donations to this vital scholarship fund in memory of our friend Claudia!
Today, we would like to feature another recipient of the Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship. Terresa is a graduate of the Mercy In Action College of Midwifery who has been helped by the Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship. She is from the Western Cherokee Nation, and we are all so proud to now call her a CPM Midwife Colleague, as she recently took and passed the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) exam. Congratulations Terresa and welcome to the profession of midwifery!
Donors like you make these students' successes possible! Thank you for your donations, in memory of Claudia, to this vital scholarship fund. Claudia was passionate about helping raise up midwives of color to serve their own populations in America. Through this scholarship fund, we are increasing access to midwifery all across this nation.
Your support of this scholarship has been a priceless help to students in Mercy In Action College of Midwifery who are working toward their educational goals, with the end goal in mind of helping to improve the health and health care of vulnerable families around the time of pregnancy and childbirth.
Gratitude, Blessings, and Love are sent your way with this update!
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