Being a twin is a special thing indeed, but that means double the college cost. Fortunately, there are plenty of unique scholarships out there that celebrate twins, triplets, quadruplets, and so on. Most of the scholarships for twins offered are by the individual colleges, but it’s fun knowing opportunities are out there.
Deadline: July 1, 2020
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 are selected and given a wonderful scholarship award.
To be eligible, the pair must have registered in 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.
Amount: The value of one double room
Deadline: September 1, 2020
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.
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.
Deadline: April 1
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.
Amount: 50% tuition for each student
Deadline: Automatically awarded if both twins attend
Sterling College offers quite a discount for any twins or multiples that attend their school. This is an automatic scholarship, and students aren’t exempt from qualifying for other scholarships either (bonus!).
Both twins must attend Sterling, or two of three triplets must attend.
Want to find more scholarships for twins? In that case, start by looking through the internet and scholarship databases. Or, talk to your high school counselor or college’s financial aid office.
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