Marilynn and Dick Whetsell Scholarship
The Marilynn and Dick Whetsell Scholarship is for students applying to the lactation education program in the School of Public Health. Helping prospective lactation consultants realize their career goals.
Learn more about the scholarship and its eligibility requirements.Scholarship Application
LACTATION SCHOLARSHIP FAQ’S
Find the answers to your questions about our lactation programs scholarship opportunities.
Why does this program offer Lactation Scholarships?
Our program offers two scholarships each year to increase diversity in the lactation profession, decrease financial barriers to lactation training, and support students who demonstrate a commitment to positively contributing to the lactation field.
Who is eligible?
Students who plan to attend our Lactation Education courses or our Pathway 2 Lactation Practicum in the next academic year and have met our prerequisite requirements.
What will I need in order to apply for the Lactation Scholarship
Students need to complete the application, which includes some essay questions, and provide two reference letters.
When do I need to apply for the Lactation Scholarship?
Students need to complete the application, which includes some essay questions, provide proof that they meet our prerequisite requirements and provide two reference letters.
What can the scholarship funds be used for?
Students can use the scholarship funds to pay for PSU tuition, books and IBCLC exam fees.
If I get the scholarship for my first year in the Lactation program, do I have to apply again to get it for the second year in the Lactation program?
Students who have received the Lactation Scholarship for their first year in the program can request scholarship funds for their second year in the Lactation program without applying again if they are making satisfactory academic progress in our program. Students should send their request to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15th prior to their second year in the program.
How much do scholarship recipients receive?
Each scholarship recipient will receive at least $1,000 and may receive more based on availability of funding.
FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES
Below is a list of financial aid options available to Lactation Education students.
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health Scholarships
Dean's Scholarship Fund
Free & Discounted Tuition Programs
Monetary Investment for Lactation Consultant Certification
Oregon Washington Lactation Association IBLCE Exam Scholarships
Jim Sells Childcare Subsidy
PSU Veteran's Services
PSU Out of State Opportunity Scholarship
PSU Financial Aid
USLCA IBCLC Scholarships
Donate To The Lactation Fund
This is a great way to help prospective lactation consultants realize their goal of helping breastfeeding families in their community.
Select “Marilyn and Dick Whetsell Lactation Certification Fund” as your designated donation.