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Terry Jo Curtis "Every Ounce Counts" Scholarship honors Terry Jo Curtis, IBCLC, who founded Indiana’s Black Breastfeeding Coalition and was a powerful voice promoting breastfeeding for all families in her community. She was courageous enough to not standby while black babies in Indiana died at a rate that is nearly twice the national average  Ms. Curtis passed on in May of 2014.

Terry Jo Curtis “Every Ounce Counts” Scholarship will directly assist in creating a more robust representation of women or men of color in the field of lactation in the state of Indiana.  Our intention is to raise awareness, advocacy and leaders in these roles to assist in eliminating such devastating statistics with infant and maternal mortality through breastfeeding.


The opportunities that we have in place to assist with funding are:

R.O.S.E  Summit - August 16-17

USBC conference- August 4-5


Milk Mob Training -various courses available

Healthy Children Lactation Counselor Training Course in Columbus, IN Sept. 17-21 (There may be additional funds available for this course registration)


Other Healthy Children CLC courses

Certified Lactation Specialist course


Each  scholarship will cover up to $1000 for lodging, registration or travel.  A detailed description of what is needed is required in order to utilize the funds available.  As the applicant, you will be responsible for registering for the course/conference and submitting confirmation.  Once this has been determined lodging and other accommodations will be arranged.


Applicants have 6 months within receiving confirmation of scholarship to utilize the funds available.  If a special circumstance arises with the availability of courses/conference it will be reviewed on a case by case basis.