The Carrington-Hsia-Nieves Doctoral Scholarship for Midwives of Color is awarded to a CNM/CM of color who is actively enrolled in doctoral or post-doctoral education and a current member of ACNM. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage CNM/CMs of color to pursue doctoral education that prepares them for leadership roles in midwifery, clinical, and public health, while also pursuing evidence-based scholarly work focused on innovative approaches to improve maternal and child health, reduce health disparities, and promote health equity.
Applicants are judged on excellence in the following areas: academic achievement/career plans, leadership potential, quality of a scholarly work sample, intended use of funds, future contributions to ACNM and midwifery, and academic recommendations.
This award is named in honor of three of our most distinguished midwives of color: Betty Watts Carrington, CNM, Ph.D., FACNM; Lily Hsia, CNM, PNP, MSN, FACNM; and Nivia Nieves Fisch, CNM, FACNM. Funding comes from the A.C.N.M. Foundation's Midwives of Color Scholarship Fund.