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The Felix Biancuzzo Scholarship is offered annually to those who are seeking to become an IBCLC or a Certified Clinical Lactationist. The scholarship is named after Marie’s late father; her blog describes his characteristics, and his commitment to education. With this scholarship Marie Biancuzzo recognizes individuals who are eager to provide evidence-based lactation support for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Anyone may apply for the scholarship.

This scholarship will cover course registration fees for the live Comprehensive Lactation Course or the online 90-Hour Lactation Education Course only (fully or in part). Winner will be responsible for any travel, lodging or other costs incurred in the process of attending the course. Winner(s) will be responsible for purchasing the required textbook for the 90-Hour Lactation Education Course.

The application is due May 31, 2020.  Winner(s) will be announced July 1, 2020.

To get a copy of the application, please fill out the form below.  The application will be emailed to you.  If you do not receive the email within 10 minutes (check spam, just in case!) please email for help.

Scholarship FAQs

Only first-time IBLCE exam candidates who are eligible to take the IBLCE exam in the year after the scholarship is awarded may apply for the current scholarship year. Previous winners of the Felix Biancuzzo Memorial Scholarship may not apply. The Felix Biancuzzo scholarship is not a need-based award. The winner(s) will be chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of Marie Biancuzzo and staff, according to the applicant’s demonstrated ability to:

  • Complete the scholarship application.
  • Initiate self-learning and develop own knowledge and skills.
  • Become actively aware of and involved in professional or community service activities related to breastfeeding; preference will be given to those who have been active members of breastfeeding coalitions or groups.

By applying for the Felix Biancuzzo Scholarship, you give permission for us to use your full name and image on announcements, our websites, and social media should you be selected as the winner(s). Winner(s) are required to provide a color photo (head and shoulders) prior to registering for their course.

This scholarship will cover course registration fees only (fully or in part) for the live Comprehensive Lactation Course or the 90-Hour Lactation Education Course online. Winner(s) will be responsible for any travel, lodging or other costs incurred in the process of attending the live Comprehensive Lactation Course.