our scholarship program

we partner with organizations, social justice groups and institutions across the country to provide free and/or discounted training to 60+ reproductive health advocates from underrepresented communities per year.

Why we have a scholarship program

We’re committed to lowering disparities in maternal and infant health, and the devastating reality is that race is still a determining factor on whether one has a healthy birth and baby in this country and worldwide. In order to change the landscape of birth for every doula and every person, we provide scholarships for BIPOC doulas.

We are also committed to inclusivity. Birthing people and birth workers can be women, men, trans, non-binary, or any other gender. Some birthing individuals are men and some are nonbinary. We know that everyone who gives birth deserves quality care, but issues of gender and identity are still received with much confusion and discrimination within the birth culture. So beyond acknowledging the uniqueness of the human experience, we want to open doors. That’s why we offer scholarships for trans, two spirited and non binary birth workers.

And 25% of every paid registration for a DTI training goes towards this scholarship program.

Who Can Apply

Our scholarship program is for anyone who is a BIPOC and/or trans, two spirited or gender non-conforming birth worker.

The Process

We offer 2-4 scholarships for each of our doula trainings. Although all scholarships have been allocated for 2020, your application will enter the 2021 pool. We’ll review the applications and if approved, we will contact you three weeks before the doula training of your choice.

If you are selected to be a scholarship recipient, you will receive information on how to enroll in your membership. DTI’s Membership is offered at $157 annually, designed to support you throughout your certification period and beyond. Membership is required of all training participants. If you have questions be sure to reach out.

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