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“A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats.” ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
In alignment with our continued commitment to diversity, Lactation Education Resources is proud to announce our Rising Tide Lactation Equity Scholarship program, designed to increase the number of Black IBCLCs. We recognize one of the greatest obstacles to entry into the field is access, specifically demonstrated by financial barriers. LER will remove that barrier for Rising Tide Scholarship awardees.


Rising Tide I -

In ongoing commitment to our Community Partner organizations, we will continue to provide annual scholarships for 90 hours Lactation Training to awardees who are selected by our Partner organizations. Partner organizations include The New Orleans Breastfeeding Center, Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association, Black Breastfeeding Week, Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE), DC Breastfeeding Coalition, and The Indian Health Service.

Rising Tide II

Rising Tide II (RTII) is a scholarship for Black aspiring IBCLCs and is appropriate for those who have finished or who are already enrolled in a program to complete their health science requirements. RTII covers:
  • 95+ hours lactation training from LER
  • Clinical hours  Clinical hours through Pathway 1
  • IBCLC test prep books
  • IBCLC exam fees

Rising Tide III

Rising Tide III (RTIII) is a for Black aspiring IBCLCS and is appropriate for those who have not begun accumulating health science coursework. RTIII covers:
  • 95+ hours lactation training from LER
  • Clinical hours through Pathway 1
  • Health science coursework online through partnership with one of our univerity partners
  • IBCLC test prep books
  • IBCLC exam fees

Winners will be announced during Black Breastfeeding Week 2022.

Thank you for your interest the application window has closed. Scholarship winners will be announced by 8/31 at 11:59pm eastern on various LER platforms.
* Pathway is subject to change based upon mentor availability in your area.
** RTIII scholarship awarding is based upon acceptance into Walden University.
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