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Spring 2021/Fall 2020 Awards & Scholarships



Dorothea M. Lang Pioneer Award ($4000 each; total $12,000)

     Pandora Hardtman, DNP, CNM, RN, FACNM (GA) – Reg 3
     Elizabeth Hill-Karbowski, PhD, CNM, FACNM (WI) – Reg 5
     Pamela Reis, PhD, CNM, NNP-BC, FACNM (NC) – Reg 3

Carrington-Hsia-Nieves Doctoral Scholarship for Midwives of Color (2020) ($5,000)


     Thamarah Crevecoeur, CNM, MSN, DrPH student - Boston Univ (MA) - Reg 1

Dianne S. Moore Midwifery Research Scholarship ($2,500.00)


     Heather Bradford, CNM, MSN, FACNM, PhD student – Vanderbilt (WA) – Reg 7

Fellowship for Graduate Education ($2,500.00 - Marsico Scholarship Fund)


     Col. Gwendolyn Foster, CNM, MSN, DrPH(c) – Illinois, Chicago (CA) – Reg 7/4

W. Newton Long Award for the Advancement of Midwifery ($1,500.00 each)


     Jennifer Vanderlaan, PhD, MPH, CNM, FNP (NV) – Reg 7
     Alexandria ‘AlexAnn’ Westlake, MSN, CNM, FNP student (OR) – Reg 7

Basic Midwifery Scholarships ($3,000.00 each)


GlaxoSmithKline Consumer for Life Scholarship (Highest Scoring Basic Applicant)

     Mayra Lizzette Yñiguez, MPH, SNM (UCSF, San Francisco) – CA – Reg 7

Midwives of Color-Watson Scholarship

     Lori Leslie, BSN, SNM (Texas Tech Univ Health Sci Center) – TX – Reg 6
     Amber Roman, BSN, SNM (Frontier Nursing University) -FL - Reg 3
     Jordan Smith, MSN, SNM (UCSF, San Francisco) CA – Reg 7
     Essence Williams, MSN, SNM (Baystate Medical Center Midwifery) – PA – Reg 2

The Edith B. Wonnell CNM Scholarship

     Neelu Shruti, BA, SNM (Yale University) – NY – Reg 1

Teresa Marsico CNM Memorial Scholarship


     Roxanne Winston, MSN, MPH, SNM (Columbia University) – NY – Reg 1

Frances T. Thacher CNM Memorial Scholarship*


     Evélise Alicea, BSN, SNM (Baystate Medica Center Midwifery) MA – Reg 1
     Joseph Piper, BSN, SNM (University of New Mexico) – NM – Reg 6

Dorothea M. Lang CNM Memorial Scholarship


     Triana Boggs, BSN, SNM (Frontier Nursing University) FL – Reg 3
     Hannah Crement, BSN, SNM (Texas Tech Univ Health Science Center) – TX – Reg 6  
     Emily Marantz, BSN, SNM (Baystate Medical Center) MA – Reg 1
     Ilene ‘Ellie’ Miller, BSN, SNM (SUNY Downstate) – NY – Reg 1
     Sarah Mullen, BSN, SNM (University of Illinois at Chicago) IL – Reg 4
     Ellen Sidles, BS, SM (SUNY Downstate) NY – Reg 1

Colorado Affiliate BIPOC Scholarship (New!)


     Shakeeka Misher, DNP, MSN, SNM (Frontier Nursing University) – TX – Reg 6

Texas Midwifery Creation Scholarships (2020) $1000 each; $1,500 for highest scorer!


     Meredith Dean, SNM, BSN (Texas Tech Univ Health Science Center) – TX – Reg 6
     Jasmine Farrish, SNM, MPH, MSN (TTUHSC) – TX – Reg 6
     Carsen Gray, SNM, ASN (Frontier Nursing University) – TX – Reg 6
     Renata Marquez, SNM, BSN (TTUHSC) – TX – Reg 6
     Alisha McCullough, SNM, MSN (Baylor University) – TX – Reg 6
     Nermine ‘Kiki’ Rofael, SNM, BSN (TTUHSC) – TX – Reg 6

Midwifery Legacies Project 20th Century Student Interview Awards ($1K; $500; $250)


Top 3:

     Lisa Marie Morgan, SNM (1st) – Verona Gentry, RM, CNM – Bethel – OR – Reg 7
     Mariah Wharton-Behnia, SNM (2nd) – Alice Taylor, CNM – OHSU – OR – Reg 7
     Reid Bondurant, SNM (3rd) – Cheri van Hoover, CNM – OHSU – OR – Reg 7

Honorable Mentions:

     Julie Andrzejczak, SNM (HM) – Susan Tighe, CNM – Bethel U – WI – Reg 5
     Hilary Korabik, SNM (HM) – Cheri Moran, CNM – Vanderbilt – TN – Reg 3
     Emma Marsden, SNM (HM) – Rebecca Ullman, CNM – Vanderbilt – TN – Reg 3
     Anna McCracken, SNM (HM) – William McCool, CNM – UPenn – PA – Reg 2

The A.C.N.M. Foundation Staff Appreciation Award ($250.00)


     Lakesia Pitts, CPA, CFE, ACNM Grants Manager, MD – Reg 2

Thacher Community Grants ($1,000 each - Covid-19, Health Equity, Race Disparities)


Winter 2021


     Amy Ginn, CNM, MSN – CO– Reg 6
     Maria Ramos Bracamontes, CNM – CA – Reg 7
     Marian Vanita Lott, CNM, MSN – GA – Reg 3
     Michelle Collins, PhD, CNM, FACNM – LA – Reg 3
     Sharon Offley, CNM & Colleen Bass, CNM – HI – Reg 7
     Bube Mwamba, RM (2016 Pedersen Award) - Zambia

Fall 2020


     Lauren Barnes– Lynchburg, VA – Reg 2
     Emily Rumsey, CNM – Minneapolis, MN – Reg 5
     Noel Zawedde, RM - Uganda

Lang Global Leadership Scholarship ($5,000 total)

[To attend and be mentored at ICM Virtual Triennial Meeting]

     Kathryn Ault, CNM, MSN, APRN (Alaska) – Reg 7
     Charlotte Chiang, CNM, MPH (Minnesota) – Reg 5
     Michelle Clausen, CNM, MSN (Washington DC) Reg 2
     Courtney Gustin, CNM, MS, DrPH (Maryland) Reg 2
     Jane Houston, CNM, MSN, DNP, ARNP, FACNM (Florida) Reg 3
     Anjali Madeira, CNM, MPH, MN, DNP (Alaska) Reg 7
     Margaret McCanna, CNM, ARNP, MSN, DNP (Kansas) Reg 5
     Jennifer Neczypor, CNM, MSN, FNP-C (Massachusetts) – Reg 1
     Arielle Skalisky, CNM, DNP (Minnesota) Reg 5
     Kellie Thiessen, RM, MSN, PhD (Manitoba, Canada) - NA

Annual Meeting Scholarships ($3,000 Grant to ACNM)


First-Time Attendees:


     Rebekah Bhansali, CNM, MSN, MN, DNP (TX) – Reg 6
     Vanessa Wright, CNM, WHNP-BC (CA) – Reg 7
     Margaret McCanna, CNM, APRN, MSN, DNP (KS) – Reg 5

Retired Members:

     Sharon Bond, PhD, CNM, FACNM (SC) – Reg 3
     Judith Fullerton, PhD, CNM (ret), FACNM (CA) – Reg 7
     Annette Manant, PhD, APRN, CNM (HI) – Reg 7

Awards not made in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 - deferred to late 2021:


Louis M Hellman MD Midwifery Partnership Award (Crystal Award – no cash)

Award transitioning to management at ACNM

Therese Dondero Memorial Lecture ($2,000.00)

Deferred to Fall 2021 in collaboration with ACNM.

Thacher MBN Leadership Fellowships

Attendance at Midwifery works

Varney Foundation Leadership Award

For student attendance at Midwifery Works

Raisler Award for International Midwifery

Two awards will be made in Fall 2021

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