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DRIVE: Diversity, Representation, Inclusivity, Vision, Equity


2023 Equity Scholarship

MBC’s DRIVE Committee is pleased to announce our 2023 Equity Scholarship! This scholarship is for the sitting fee for a 2023 IBLCE exam—either spring of 2023 IBLCE exam (fee to be reimbursed) or fall of 2023 IBLCE exam (fee to be paid up front). Consistent with one of MBC’s primary goals of increasing diversity in the lactation field, our scholarship process will prioritize BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and individuals from other marginalized groups, yet will not exclude anyone.

You must be a Massachusetts Resident to apply.

The scholarship application period runs from 1/16/2023 through 2/28/2023.

Announcement Letter: Please read this letter for complete details.

Application Form: To apply, fill out this form by February 28.

DRIVE Committee

DRIVE is a committee open to any member of the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition.

We are a small group of passionate people who are focused on increasing diversity in the lactation landscape.

We meet one evening a month for two hours via Zoom and we’d love more like-minded Coalition members to join our efforts so that we can learn and grow together while improving representation in the lactation field!

One of the ways that we do this is by offering scholarships for lactation certifications to those who identify themselves as within marginalized populations.

In 2021 we awarded three CLC scholarships (over $800 value each)! Our recipients will complete their certifications in the year 2022, ultimately adding three more diverse lactation support providers to our state’s resources.

We’d love for you to join us! If you’re intrigued and want to help, please join us at one of our monthly meetings. We are always open to more hands, new ideas, creative social media plans, and would especially welcome those with skills in graphic design, public outreach, grant writing, and/or anything else that you may have to offer and/or share.

DRIVE meets on the first Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm. Join us!

Zoom meeting registration