Terry Jo Curtis “Every Ounce Counts” Scholarship was established in 2018 to create 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 Indiana's devastating inequalities in infant and maternal mortality through breastfeeding. We were able to fund 6 women to attend conferences or courses in 2019 with the help of our sponsors, fundraising and the Indiana Department of Health.
With the need for continued precaution with Covid-19 some conferences have transitioned to a virtual experience. You will need to register and complete the online education before submitting for reimbursement.
United States Breastfeeding Committee National Conference - June 9-June 11, Virtual $350
R.O.S.E. Breastfeeding and Equity Conference- August 25-27th, In-Person $200-$450
Various online education options are listed on our application page. They include:
Thank you to all those who applied for this years scholarship! We will be announcing recipients soon. Each scholarship will cover funds for registration.
As an applicant, you will be responsible for:
We also require that you contribute your knowledge to your community and participate in coalition activities. Additional details will be explained with confirmation of your scholarship.
Applicants will 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.
We are currently in the process of raising funds and looking for sponsors. How can you support?
Meet our 2022 Scholarship winner:
Camari Williams, NW Indiana
"It is my passion to help mothers on their breastfeeding journey. Everyone's experience is different, and I want to make sure each mother know they are worthy." ~Camari W
Call Us: 866.338.0825
The 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 stand by while black babies in Indiana died at a rate that is nearly twice the national average. Ms. Curtis passed in May of 2014.