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IBCLC Exam Fee Scholarship


The cost of taking the IBCLC exam may be a financial hardship for some candidates. The North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition is offering need-based scholarship money not to exceed $1000.00 per calendar year to IBCLC exam candidates taking the exam for the first time.  Priority will be given to candidates of minority groups and candidates planning to serve in underserved areas of NC. Preference will also be given to candidates meeting more than one criteria. The scholarship award maybe applied to registration for the exam, transportation, meals or lodging directly related to taking the exam.

Expectations & Requirements

A scholarship candidate demonstrates active involvement in the NC breastfeeding community and has participated in at least one NCBC meeting (in person or by phone) prior to the application. The individual must have at least one NCBC member who is familiar with the candidate’s work in the lactation community or can verify that the candidate is a lactation student and has financial need. A reference letter from the NCBC member about the candidate must be emailed to the scholarship committee chair ( The candidate is asked to explain how they personally plan to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in NC as an IBCLC. Candidates are asked to include a short bio and photo to feature on our website. Scholarship recipients will be expected to attend an NCBC meeting for recognition at some point in the year after they have taken the exam.



Applications will need to be submitted by November 15th, 2019 at 11:59PM.


Apply Online here.

Scholarship fund administrators

The scholarship fund is held by NCBC and is jointly administrated by:

Rhonda Argenbright:

Jam Gourley:

Phyllis Kombol:

with oversight by the NCBC Executive Committee

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