The purpose of the Texas Midwifery Creation Scholarship, established in 2016 by the Consortium of Texas CNMs (CTCNM), is to increase the number of practicing certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in Texas. Applicants and awardees of this scholarship may also apply for other Foundation scholarships or awards.
The scholarship provides financial support to student members of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) who are enrolled with good standing in an Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) pre-accredited or accredited educational program and have a stated intention to practice as a CNM/CM in Texas. Priority is given to students with Texas roots (such as residence, family, education, or prior clinical work in Texas). Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.
Each year, the scholarship is given to honor an individual or group who has contributed to midwifery in Texas through clinical practice, education, or advocacy. The first Texas Midwifery Creation Scholarships were given in memory of Nivia Nieves Fisch, CNM, FACNM, and in honor of Sr. Angela Murdaugh, CNM, MS, FACNM, both much-beloved legends in the Texas midwifery community. In accordance with this longstanding tradition, the scholarship is awarded annually to commemorate a Texas midwife who has made a significant impact within their community and field of expertise.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS – ALL APPLICANTS: