www.MercyInAction.org

3018 West Overland Road
Boise, ID, 83705

(208) 258-9251

Mercy in Action is a non-profit organization that focuses on the crisis in Maternal/Newborn/Child health care worldwide. A Midwifery School, as well as seminars and training retreats are held each year to prepare midwives, doctors, and nurses to meet the global shortage of skilled birth attendants, and to help primary health care workers prevent unnecessary child deaths. 

Student Services Resources

Student Services Resources

Mercy In Action College of Midwifery provides a list Financial Aid Resources, though this list is not by any means exhaustive. Applying is the student’s own responsibility.

As a private institution Mercy in Action College of Midwifery is not subsidized by the Government, nor are students eligible for Federal Grants or loans at this time. Some students choose to fund their training with the use of private loans. Others qualify through public scholarships. 

Mercy In Action College of Midwifery is proud to offer a Grand Challenge scholarship.  Details can be found at:
Website: http://www.mercyinaction.com/scholarships/

Scholarship Resource List
Each of these sources should be checked as to their requirements for school accreditation prior to applying. Some foundations require specific types of accreditation that Mercy in Action College of Midwifery may or may not have. This list is posted in the Student Handbook.


American Association of University Women
Website: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/
Offers fellowships, scholarships, and awards for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, visit their website.


Business and Professional Women’s Foundation
Website: https://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/the-gates-millennium-scholarship/
The Career Advancement Scholarship Program is for women who are advancing their careers or re-entering the workforce.


Home Builders Foundation/Association of Western, MA
http://www.hbrawm.com/homebuildersfoundation/scholarshipprogram/
If you are from Massachusetts this scholarship might work for you. To be eligible for one of these scholarships you must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, in a full time program at an accredited college or university, and must be a member; a member's spouse, child or grandchild; an employee of a member; or the spouse or child of a member's employee.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Website: https://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/the-gates-millennium-scholarship/
Scholarships for students of Hispanic heritage, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who are enrolled in a full-time graduate program at an accredited institution.


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Website: www.jackkentcookefoundation.org
This program is open to all disciplines.


National Leased Housing Assoc. Education Fund
Website: http://hudnlha.com/education-fund/
Scholarships are awarded to residents of federally assisted low-income housing properties or recipients of Section 8 voucher assistance that demonstrate both merit and need.

National Pathfinder Scholarship
Website: www.nfrw.org/programs/scholarships.htm
Support provided by National Federation of Republican Women for undergraduate sophomore, juniors and seniors, as well as students enrolled in a master’s degree program. Follow link,-click on programs,  
  - scholarships and internships, -National Pathfinder Scholarship

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation
Website: http://www.patsyminkfoundation.org/
Gives educational support awards and small scholarships to low-income women, especially mothers, pursuing technical, undergraduate or graduate education.

Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund
Website: http://www2.umf.maine.edu/merrillcenter/financial-aid/grants-scholarships/outside-scholarships/talbots-womens-scholarship-fund/
Scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need and previous achievement for women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago.

UniversityTutor.com
Website:www.universitytutor.com/scholarship-contest
Holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest.


Vermont Student Assistance Corp;
Website: http://services.vsac.org/wps/wcm/connect/vsac/vsac/pay+for+college/funding+sources/grants/vsac+-+pay+-+funding+sources+-+grants
If you are a Vermonter, you may be eligible to apply for a Vermont grant through VSAC.

Women’s Forum, Inc. 
Website: www.womensforumny.org/womensforumny/index.cfm/education-fund
The Education Fund awards scholarships to women over age 35 living in New York City who are pursuing an undergraduate education.


Women’s Opportunity Awards
Soroptimist International for the Americas
Website: www.soroptimist.org
Scholarships for women in college who are heads of their household.


Vocation Rehabilitation in each state may have funds available for midwifery education.


Personal Counseling or Mental Health Services
Mercy In Action College of Midwifery provides a list of local counseling services in Boise Idaho should the need arise while the student is on campus.  LINK

If a student has a request for counseling or mental health services outside the Boise area, they can contact Student Services to request additional information regarding services local to their area. During the clinical components of the training students should contact student services directly for a list of services in their area. In a non-emergency situation, a student would submit a written request  to the student service office at: info@mercyinaction.com. Student services will contact the student to clarify the current need and request for information, and will upon request supply the student with a list of resources available in the student's location.

If it is an emergency situation the student should contact a staff member by phone (students will be given staff cell phones on the first day of class) and the staff member will help them get connected to services in their area.

Student services will utilize a variety of resources across the country and will also resource additional information for student support including but not limited to: phone directories, web directories and both regional and national support groups.

 

Other Needs for Student Services

Any other request for students services can be made by contacting our Student Services at info@mercyinaction.com