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Diversity & Inclusion Scholarships

Bringing birth centers to all communities requires supporting diverse providers.


Trinisha Williams, CM, attended the Birth Institute with a Diversity & Inclusion scholarship in 2018.  After the conference, she joined two AABC committees and now she serves on the AABC Board of Directors. 

 "Receiving a scholarship from AABC opened the door to understanding the birth center community and connecting with colleagues who support physiologic birth."

- Trinisha Williams, CM, LM, MPH, FACCE, LCCE, LC

Director of Midwifery, Brooklyn Midwifery Group & Brooklyn Birthing Center


For just $100 a month, you can sponsor a full D&I scholarship to the AABC Birth Institute. That's less than the cost of a latte a day!



The American Association of Birth Centers is committed to improving diversity and inclusion at all levels of our organization. Since 2018, we have awarded 24 Diversity & Inclusion scholarships to attend the AABC Birth Institute thanks to the generosity of donors like you. Scholarship recipients have fully engaged at this annual birth center convention and have left inspired, connected, and committed.


Your donation will be used to award full scholarships to attend the 2020 Birth Institute! Each AABC Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship includes a conference registration, travel stipend, ticket to the AABC Foundation's Gala to Grow Birth Centers, and a one-year Individual membership to AABC.


Hear from some of our 2019 Scholarship Recipients


"This conference personally empowered me to continue my studies and to no longer allow my fears to control me. To be surrounded by so many people who shared the same passion as myself made me realize I was where I needed to be at that moment. My favorite part was the tours! It was nice to see how other birth centers operate and to also go to ones who shared the same ideas I have was so eye opening! I no longer felt like my goals for opening a birthing center are crazy!"  - Denise Washington, student midwife


Triana Boggs, RN, CBC, attended the Birth Institute with a D&I scholarship in 2019. "Being a scholarship recipient has been such an honor and I am so grateful for all that AABC has done to provide students, like myself, the opportunity to participate in the AABC Birth Institute. As a current student and future CNM, I am even more excited to begin my journey as a provider and serve the families in my community. I was able to network and meet so many other midwives, some of which have become friendships and support systems. AABC and the Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship has made a huge impact on my future career and I will forever be thankful." 


What is the birth institute?

The Birth Institute is the annual conference of the 
American Association of Birth Centers.  The 14th Annual Birth Institute will be held online October 1-4th.  Visit to learn more about AABC or become a member!



    • Networking, networking, networking!

      • Clinical sessions to keep your practice current

      • Administrative sessions focused on timely business issues

      • Exhibit Hall and MUCH MORE!


      Are you interested in applying for a Diversity & Inclusion scholarship?  Apply now through July 20, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.  Questions?  Email Kate Slider at

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