Support Student Midwives
FSTM CYPRESS GROVE CAMPUS
FSTM is headed to Miami! We are seeking funding support to offer a Community Based Direct-Entry Program at a second campus location in Miami-Dade County, an area of extremely high need for both midwifery education and healthcare service providers. FSTM aims to reduce barriers to midwifery education by offering a local program in a population-dense area and accepting many forms of financial aid. Our second location in North Miami Beach will further the FSTM mission and vision to provide the finest in direct-entry midwifery education to students throughout Florida.
The program is set to open in Summer 2019, and provisional approval from the State has already been granted. We are currently navigating the regulatory processes for accreditation and financial aid, as well as hiring staff, faculty and preceptors. We are very excited to seat our first cohort of student midwives at our new location! Click below to donate to the Cypress Grove Fund. All donations will go towards opening the Cypress Grove campus.
Wollheim Devine Scholarship Fund
Jennifer Wollheim Devine was a Gainesville midwife, activist, daughter, wife and mother who passed away in 2007. She was a dynamic, energetic, and nurturing woman who had a deep calling to become a midwife, and realized her dream when she graduated from the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery. Jennifer shared enormous gifts with our community by being employed as a Licensed Midwife at the Birth Center of Gainesville and working as an instructor and Clinical Director at the school.
The Jennifer Wollheim Devine Scholarship was created in her memory by her family and her mother Marilyn Magnet. Through their support and the support of other scholarship donors, over $30,000 has been distributed since 2007 to enable students to complete midwifery school. Recognizing that school is expensive, many students commute long distances to attend, and family obligations must be met, the scholarship covers unexpected or emergency expenses that, if unmet, would jeopardize the student’s academic career or family well-being. Without this support, many students would be unable to fulfill their dreams of becoming licensed midwives.
fstm student scholarship fund
With your personalized sponsorship you can ensure that a Student Midwife of your choice who is attending the Direct Entry Midwifery Program at The Florida School of Traditional Midwifery will be able to offset their tuition fees, book fees, travel expenses, and more. Because of raising costs of living and Federal Financial Aid’s increased interest rates, there is a gap into which some of our students fall. By sponsoring a Student Midwife you can help to offset this gap and help them complete their education! Student Midwives commute from all over Florida to attend The Florida School of Traditional Midwifery, from as far away as Ft. Lauderdale!
Graduate Midwife Assistance Program (GMAP)
To promote the graduation of midwives of color and prepare them to practice in Florida, FSTM launched the Graduate Midwife Assistance Program (GMAP). GMAP will provide funding to graduating students of color to allow them to take their licensing exam and pay their licensing fee. The cost of exam and licensing is approximately $1,700.00, which can be an obstacle to students who have been through three years of intensive education. Donating to FSTM's GMAP program will help assist these students to become licensed and begin practicing in their communities -- doing their part to improve mother-baby outcomes.
The Florida School of Traditional Midwifery is a 501(c)(3) corporation (Federal Tax ID number: 59-3239650). Contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. All gifts will be sent a receipt and thank you letter acknowledging the contribution.