We know that not everyone can
afford the education necessary

for their

DREAM

Career.

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Globally, women*, especially women* with children and dependents in their care, miss out on educational opportunities which could lead to an earning potential. This is something that we are working to overcome at bebo mia inc.

We believe that education, especially education that will support your income, is power. Each year bebo mia inc. offers scholarship placements to women* in financial need so that they can complete our Maternal Support Practitioner training and launch their doula careers.

We have issued scholarships and trainings to women from all over the world including Ireland, England, Philippines, Canada, US, Bahrain, Belgium, Australia, France, Indonesia, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Panama.

Community

is such a crucial aspect of our training.

The individuals who have completed & graduated from our program are from all over the world and yet there is a constant feeling of closeness and connection in our classes and private online support group. We all give and receive an incredible amount of information and praise as we go through the training and beyond. It never feels like we are separated by hundreds or thousands of miles.

Check out some of our winners

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The Pinay Doulas Collective

Each year bebo mia set aside a small scholarship fund for their Maternal Support Practitioner Program (aka Doula Certification). Each year we talk with the most unbelievable women, strong, supportive women who are true community leaders. Often times, these women do not have the resources to jump into a doula training, but want it so bad I can feel it in their voice or their stories. This year a whole group of women showed up at our (online) door, and we could just tell they are here to make big changes, and we cannot wait to watch that happen!

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Samantha

Meet Samantha: A wonderful mom to her 3 babies and the many children she fosters.

She is located in Oakville and has so much knowledge to share with us within this program!I am so excited to say that I have been awarded a doula scholarship!! It is such a surreal thing for me. My name is Samantha. I identify myself as a wife, mother, and student. My husband is a Loss Prevention manager at a local retail store (he catches shoplifters) and a full time criminal justice student. We met in high school, I was 15 and he was 17. We’ve been together ever since. We will be celebrating our 6th marriage anniversary this August!

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Joei

Meet Joei – A wonderful mom of two that is committed to supporting young mothers through their parenting journeys.

I’ve always known I wanted to be a mom – but I never knew just how much I would love pregnancy and birth! I used to be someone who feared pain, would cry at the tiniest paper cut, but after my natural births I felt so empowered, like I could survive anything – it’s an experience I knew I wanted to help other moms achieve.

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Brittany

Meet Brittany – A retired military mama who is a single mom of two with huge goals with her scholarship! 

Hello! My name is Brittany, and I am one of the scholarship winners. First off, I am so blessed and honored to have been chosen. Right now, I just couldn’t afford to pay for the training, and so as a single mom struggling to make ends meet as it is, this is truly a life changing opportunity. Speaking of my children, I have two beautiful little toddlers. They are the one (well, two…) thing that keeps me going and I am so happy to be their mommy.

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Tarina

"I will have the training needed to begin work with the Department of Health as a postpartum doula through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, either in paid or voluntary capacity. I know I need to learn more about running a business before I can make a more solid plan; that’s part of the reason I’m here with bebo mia inc " - Tarina Jackson, Bebo Mia Student + Scholarship Recipient

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Amber

Hello all! My name is Amber Dawn Tapley and I am the very proud Momma to one very wonderfully exuberant and enthusiastic little guy, Elijah River.  I have been blessed with his presence and I feel the wonder and weight of that every day.
I have always been interested in holistic healing methods and am trained as an herbalist and as a Reiki practitioner.
I feel so humbled and grateful to have been selected as a recipient of a Scholarship with bebo mia to train as a Maternal Support Practitioner (Doula).
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Zahra

I had been following bebo mia online for sometime; I loved the community feel you get from their online presence, and the comprehensive course package that covers fertility, pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. I felt very drawn to taking the online training, but financial barriers still stood in my way. I really connected with the values of bebo mia, and was thrilled when they posted an online scholarship application to their Fall MSP Doula training. - Zahra Khairunnisa

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Ashley

I’m Ashley – a mother, wife, and DOULA!

I’m living in a rural town in Nova Scotia where I work part-time as the prenatal & postpartum support person at the local Family Resource Centre. I have an adorable, intelligent, hilarious “threenager” (her name is Luna!) and a husband, whom I’ve loved since I first laid eyes on him (Grade 10 science class!).

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Nadine

Hello Lovelies! I’m Nadine –  Momma to Mairead, wife to Dan and a lover of all things pregnancy, birth and babies.  

My earliest memory of when I knew I was destined for birth work was when I was 9 years old. I had failed a math test at school and shamefully hid the news from my mother. When she found out I had been struggling and didn’t tell her she felt awful; in turn, so did I.  

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Miranda

Hi everyone! First I just wanted to say how excited and thankful I am to have received this scholarship and enroll in the Maternal Support Practitioner Program . This has been on my heart and mind recently, so when this opportunity presented itself, it just felt meant to be.

My name is Miranda and I am a 32-year-old single mother of one beautiful boy, my 9 month old son, Colin. We moved to Central Texas earlier this year and love it.

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Meet April – An American in Ireland who wants to support the isolated new moms in her community!

I am an American, born & raised in Chehalis, WA, USA, now based in Cork, Ireland.  I’ve a loving, supportive husband, a wonderful and ever changing 16 month old daughter and my second due at the end of June this year. To say my life has changed is an understatement!

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Afra

"I came across bebo mia randomly through the Birth Hour Insta-stories and I found out about their workshop talking about their program. The title "Maternal Support Practitioner" Training struck me. It was the perfect qualification to get the knowledge I needed. " - Afra Said Ahmed, Bebo Mia Student + Scholarship Recipient

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Amanda

Hi, I am Amanda Russell. In my former life, I trained to be a school psychometrist – IQ testing, and  tests for learning disabilities were my forte. Then, in 2004, my sister and brother-in-law invited me to attend the birth of my niece, who was the only survivor of triplets. I fell in love with birth, then and there, and I fell hard. I also knew that there was a call on my life to serve women in joy and sorrow in birth work. Bless my sister and brother-in-law for deciding I needed to experience birth at least once. Since I was in graduate school at the time, I thought maybe I could be a doula one day as a hobby, but thought no more of it and dove back into papers and presentations.

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Brianna

My name is Brianna. I live in beautiful Nanaimo, BC but am originally from Montreal, QC. I am a mother to a beautiful little girl named Ayla who is 2.5 years old now, she keeps me very busy! We love spending our time outdoors hiking, swimming exploring and being with family.

I’ve always known that I wanted a career that had to do with birth, babies and helping women but I wasn’t quite sure what that it was for me. I then had a wonderful doula for the birth of my daughter, and we became very close. 

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Meridian

"I had been following bebo mia on social media, and when I saw that there were scholarship opportunities available, I knew the time to merge my knowledge of dance with doula work was now." - Meridian Negilski, Bebo Mia Student + Scholarship Recipient

Over the last 3 years we have given out over $45,000
in full and partial scholarships

Our Scholarship Program

is growing!

Last year we opened up the Community Scholarship which allows our community to contribute to additional scholarship spots in the MSP training and bebo mia will match donations, dollar for dollar.

Our Community Fund gives everyone the chance to fund the education for a low/no-income aspiring student who feels passionate about pregnancy and birth. All you have to do is click here to read how your donation will help impact people all over the world, and donate! 

Whether you simply decide to share our fundraising link, donate money, start your own mini-fundraiser, or all of the above, YOU are helping to change the lives of people all over the world, and you are going to LOVE the way that feels!

 

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With the program constantly expanding and evolving, 2018 marked the addition of the Scholarship Committee which is made up of volunteers from the bebo mia community. We want to introduce you to some of bebo mia’s MSP Scholarship Committee! We'll be adding a few new faces this session too... 

Scholarship

Committee

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Vanessa Hawke

Committee Director and Owner of Paper Crane Birth

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Jasmine Young

Committee Volunteer

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Leah Micallef

Committee Manager and Owner of Our Family is Born

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Meridian Negilski

Committee Volunteer

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Khessia Jean-Baptiste

Committee Volunteer

AmberDawn

Amber
Dawn

Committee Volunteer & Owner of Amber Dawn Holistic Wellness

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Jocelyn Grayson

Committee Volunteer & Owner of Honey Child Doula Care

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Desiree Vanderloop

Committee Volunteer

To learn more about the bebo mia scholarship themes and categories

Apply below for the Fall 2019 scholarship. Applications are due August 25, 2019

Use this guide to help you with the application process

*We use the term ‘women’ in our mission and throughout some of our values work. We define women as women-identified, femme-presenting, two-spirited, genderqueer, trans-inclusive, gender-non-conforming, androgynous, agender, intersex, bigender, gender questioning, gender fluid, butch, non-binary, queer positive or any person that would like to be included in this definition.