Scholarships for Twins!

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Being a twin is a special thing indeed, but that mean double the college cost. Fortunately, there are plenty of unique scholarships out there that celebrate twins, triplets, quadruplets, and so on. Most of the twin scholarships offered are by the individual colleges, but it’s fun knowing opportunities are out there.

Twins Days Andrew R. Miller Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

What better way to celebrate twins than a Twin Scholarship awarded at Twins Days in Twinsburg, Ohio? This annual festival draws hundreds of twins and multiples siblings, and each year a pair of twins is selected and given a wonderful scholarship award.

To be eligible, the pair must have registered at at least 3 of the last 5 festivals (not including the current year), submit a 300 word essay about the positive impact of Twins Days, provide 2 letters of recommendation, and be residents of Twinsburg.

NEO A&M Twin/Triplet Dorm Waiver

Amount: The value of one double-room 

Room & board is part of the cost of attendance, but twins or triplets at NEO A&M can get it waived. The students must attend NEO together, though they don’t actually have to room with one another. Each year, about five sets of twins or triplets take advantage of this waiver.

To be eligible, twins/triplets must attend the school together, have a 2.0 minimum GPA, and have no disciplinary record. Only one application is needed per family. Additionally, if both/all three siblings stay enrolled full time, they can potentially renew the waiver the following year.

Lake Erie College Twins Scholarship

Amount: Full tuition (split between the twins)

College is expensive for just one student, but when you have two it can get overwhelming. Luckily Lake Erie College comes to the rescue with this generous scholarship. It pays an annual full tuition, one between the two students. So essentially it’s a two for the price of one award.

Students must attend LEC together.

Julia Catherine Niswender Endowed TWIN Scholarship

Amount: $500

Being a twin is life-changing in a way that only children or siblings a few years apart can’t understand. Applicants at Eastern Michigan University must write a 1-2 page essay about what it means to be a twin or multiple.

To be eligible, students must submit the essay with a picture of them and their sibling(s), include an academic resume, and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Sterling College Twin Award

Amount: 50% tuition for each student

Sterling College offers quite the discount for any twins or multiples that attend their school. This is an automatic scholarships, and students aren’t exempt from qualifying for other scholarships either (bonus!).

Both twins must attend Sterling, or two of three triplets must attend.

And when scholarships aren’t enough, you’ll need to find the right student loan for you. Use College Raptor’s free Student Loan Finder to compare lenders and interest rates side by side!

Allison Wignall

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