Support Student Midwives
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.
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.
FSTM expansion Fund
By donating to our school's Expansion Fund, you can support initiatives such as:
- Our new South Florida Campus in North Miami Beach: FSTM Cypress Grove
- The restoration and preservation of the Historic Howard Kelly House, which was built in 1883 has been the home of FSTM since 2004.
- The development of an online curriculum to offer continuing education to midwives around the state, as well as make certain courses available to students for whom distance to campus is a barrier.
- The development of a Bachelor's-level midwifery program to offer a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery (BSM) degree and create a bridge program for Licensed Midwives in Florida to earn their degree.