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USBC Awards & Scholarships

Legacy Award

On January 24, 2014, the United States Breastfeeding Committee established the Inaugural USBC Legacy Award to honor the lifelong achievement of Drs. Audrey Naylor and Ruth Lawrence.

At the Sixth National Breastfeeding Coalitions Conference, four leaders were celebrated as recipients of the 2016 USBC Legacy Award. Close colleagues shared reflections on each awardee's legacy in the breastfeeding field in special video interviews played at the awards ceremony on Sunday, August 7, 2016. At the 2016 ceremony, Dr. Ruth Lawrence also shared reflections in memory of Dr. Audrey Naylor, who passed away earlier this summer.

Read more about the 2016 Legacy Awardees and watch
their special tribute videos:

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Coalitions Conference Scholarships

Visit the 2017 NBCC Scholarships webpage for application deadline and details.

Drs. Ruth Lawrence & Audrey Naylor Legacy Scholarship

The Drs. Ruth Lawrence & Audrey Naylor Legacy Scholarship was established in 2014 as part of the creation of the USBC Legacy Award to honor the lifelong achievement of these two leaders in the field. The scholarship is offered to two recipients each year the National Breastfeeding Coalitions Conference is held. The vision of the scholarship is to provide support to talented and dedicated individuals who are new, emerging, or aspiring breastfeeding coalition leaders.

The scholarship is open to individuals who are actively involved with a state, territorial, tribal, local, or cultural breastfeeding coalition in the United States. Preference will be given to applicants who have never attended a USBC Coalitions Conference, who are working with a coalition serving a state or community (geographic or cultural) with breastfeeding rates that are below the U.S. national rate, and for whom attendance would not be possible without this support.

Tribal/Native Trailblazer Scholarship

Thanks to the generous support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a limited number of scholarships are also available to support tribal/native representatives’ participation in the National Breastfeeding Coalitions Conferences (confirmed for 2016, 2017, and 2018 conferences). The vision of the scholarship is to provide support to talented and dedicated individuals who are new, emerging, or aspiring breastfeeding leaders in native communities.

The scholarship is open to tribal/native individuals who are actively involved in collaborative efforts to support breastfeeding in their communities. Preference will be given to applicants who have never attended a USBC Coalitions Conference, and for whom attendance would not be possible without this support.