Qualified applicants are eligible for full or partial financial assistance with the costs associated with IBCLC certification, including lactation and breastfeeding mentorship and access to educational resources, as well as leadership training, including professional conference attendance. Candidates who are selected to receive an ELL Scholarship will be encouraged to serve as leaders and mentors for others in their communities striving to become IBCLCs.
ELL Scholarships are made possible by donations and grants. The number of applicants supported each year, in both developed and developing countries throughout the world, depends on the available funds from these contributions. ELL Scholarship recipients may receive up to $5,000 (USD) each in financial aid, as determined by the MILCC Board, for costs associated with IBCLC certification.