In line with our core values of health equity and clinical excellence, Pacify is committed to playing an active role in promoting diversity within the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) community.

The Diversity in Lactation Award was established in partnership with the DC Breastfeeding Coalition and aims to provide financial assistance to aspiring IBCLCs from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the professional lactation field.

The award will cover up to $1000 of the costs associated with becoming an IBCLC; eligible expenses include the IBCLC exam, preparatory course work, and other costs related to fulfilling clinical requirements of the exam.  Candidates who have already shown substantial progress toward completing their IBCLC Certification will receive special consideration, as this award can assist in surmounting the remaining financial barriers toward achieving their goals.

Applications to the Diversity in Lactation Award will be due by September 30th.


To apply for the scholarship applicants should:

  • Complete Pacify’s the application below for the scholarship award.

  • Satisfy requirements set forth by the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Examiners in the Education Section and Pathways to Exam Eligibility.

  • Submit two professional recommendations to [email protected] and one must be from an IBCLC.

  • If selected as one of the final candidates, complete a video interview with the Pacify team.