Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship

by Mercy In Action Vineyard, INC
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Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship
Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship
Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship
Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship
Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship
Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship
Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship
Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship
Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship
Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship
Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship
Edith brings joy everywhere she is!
Edith brings joy everywhere she is!

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! 

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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! 

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A proud graduate who is now a CPM Midwife!
A proud graduate who is now a CPM Midwife!

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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A proud graduate who was helped by the Scholarship
A proud graduate who was helped by the Scholarship

Today we want to use this update report to introduce Zilmillia, one of our latest graduates of the Mercy In Action College of Midwifery, and a recipient of the Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship.

Zilmillia is a newly minted midwife who has been helped by the Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship, both with her initial midwifery education, and again as she prepares to take the board exam to become a CPM midwife - the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) exam. We wish her all the best.

Your support of this scholarship has been a priceless help as our Mercy In Action students work 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.

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 Claudia! 

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Claudia encouraging a student midwife 2019
Claudia encouraging a student midwife 2019

I am sending out this project report one week before the first anniversary of Claudia Booker's death on February 19, 2020.  Like so many who knew and loved her, I find I miss my friend every day, even a year after her passing from this life. So it is with joy and sadness that I report the great things Mercy In Action College of Midwifery has been able to do for Black and Indigenous student midwives in her name this past year. 

Because of this scholarship fund in Claudia's honor, 20 students received a total of 23 micro-grants to help them financially with their midwifery schooling at  Mercy In Action College of Midwifery. 18 students receiving scholarships identify as African American/Black, and two are from American Indian/Alaska Native tribes. The reason this scholarship is so impactful is that these are the two communities in America that lose more babies and mother's lives at birth than any other race or ethnicity.

On February 19th, we remember our friend Claudia and how hard she fought for safe motherhood and newborn survival for all during her lifetime. This scholarship in her name would make her so proud! 

Maybe today you would consider a one-time donation, or sign up to become a monthly donor to this Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship fund, to help these students finish strong and become the midwives their communities are waiting for.

Thank you and many blessings,

The Mercy in Action College of Midwifery staff and faculty

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