About Rebekah Knapp

Rebekah Knapp was a founding member and director of ACBP. She served her midwifery clients and apprentices and ACBP’s needs with enthusiasm and dedication, often participating in remote board meetings from behind the steering wheel between client visits. Rebekah’s smile was infectious, and her laugh came readily.

She was also a strong woman of faith who had trusted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior many years before and who desired to live her life in such a manner as to bring honor to him. Rebekah demonstrated this commitment each day by showing grace and love to those around her.

Rebekah was tragically killed in a car accident on July 21, 2017. We remember her each year during our annual conference through the tea named in her honor, and this scholarship has been established as an additional recognition of the tremendous contribution she made to ACBP, to midwifery, and to service in God’s kingdom here on earth.

About ACBP


ACBP envisions a vibrant community of professionals who help families in the childbearing year encounter Jesus.


ACBP is an all-embracing, nurturing community that supports and equips Christian professionals serving families in the childbearing year.


In fulfilling the vision and mission of ACBP, we hold these values:

  • Faith—Everything we do springs from a biblically-based Christian worldview.
  • Love—We reflect God’s love to our peers and those we serve.
  • Life—We respect the life and dignity of every human person, born or pre-born.
  • Unity—We cultivate life-giving Christian community while respecting differences.
  • Excellence—We encourage integrity, proficiency, and accountability.
  • Service—We follow Christ’s example of serving in love by using our God-given gifts and talents.

Statement of Faith

We believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and our final authority for faith and practice.

We believe in the creation of humankind—both male and female—in the image of God, by the direct act of God, imbuing human life and form with innate dignity and worth above the rest of the created world.

We believe in God’s only Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

We believe that Jesus’ sinless life and sacrificial death are the perfect vicarious atonement for the sins of humankind.

We believe that Jesus rose bodily from the grave, the ultimate defeat of sin, death and hell!

We believe that forgiveness of sins and new life through the Holy Spirit are available to all those who choose to come to God by grace, through personal faith in the finished work of Christ.

“In essentials, Unity; in non-essentials, Liberty; in all things, Charity.”

— attributed to Augustine

About the Rebekah Knapp Scholarship


The Rebekah Knapp scholarship has been established to provide financial support for the necessary education expenses of a birth professional in initial or supplemental training. This purpose directly aligns with the association’s vision and mission by supporting and equipping the recipient for their chosen profession.


The scholarship will be promoted through ACBP’s own means of communication (website, email, social media, announcements at the annual conference), which includes notification of various other, related organizations among its mailing list. Recipients of announcements will be encouraged to disseminate the announcement to their own constituents, broadening its intended reach to a significant audience.


These factors apply to eligibility:

  • Timely completion of an application that includes but is not limited to:
    • Demonstrated financial need, defined as household income of no more than two times the current US Federal Register HHS Poverty Guidelines for the applicant’s state of residence.[1]
    • Demonstrated participation and good standing in an institution or program providing training directed at certification, licensing, or other recognized credential for one or more birth or related professions.
  • This scholarship is administered without discrimination on the basis of age, race, culture, gender, disability, socioeconomic status, or other legally protected factors. ACBP does not require scholarship applicants to profess personal agreement with our vision, mission, values, or statement of faith; however, they are asked to acknowledge them and to agree to show the professional courtesy of demonstrating respect for them.


The amount of the scholarship will be determined on an annual basis based on available funds, the number of applicants, demonstrated need, and other current needs within the association. It may range from a small amount to a maximum annual award of $500, which may be shared among more than one recipient.


Scholarship recipient(s) will be selected by the current board ACBP board of directors, or by a selection team appointed by the board.


  • During years when offered, the application will be published ideally during the spring of each year.
  • The intended annual application deadline will be approximately three months after publication date. For the scholarship’s initial year of 2024, the deadline is August 9, 2024.
  • The annual award(s) announcements will be made no later than during the dates of the ACBP annual conference.
  • Disbursement will be made on an individual basis, based on dates within the recipient’s training program.


Recipients will be required to provide periodic documentation to the ACBP board that scholarship funds have been used for the stated intended purpose. If timely and acceptable documentation is not received or disbursement has not been made within one year of the award notification date due to circumstances beyond ACBP’s control, the award will be withdrawn.


If a dispute arises under or related to this Agreement, all parties agree to first pursue mediation facilitated by a mutually acceptable individual. If a solution is not reached through mediation, the parties agree that either party may terminate the Agreement, which will satisfy all outstanding complaints and thereby waive any right to further legal action.

Tax Implications

ACBP assumes no responsibility for any tax implications for recipients of the Rebekah Knapp scholarship. Applicants are urged to consult their tax advisors.

[1] The 2023 guidelines are available at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/01/19/2023-00885/annual-update-of-the-hhs-poverty-guidelines.