There are many scholarships based on niche topics. For example, there are scholarships for people who wear glasses. Other scholarships were created just for people who are short. However, many people may not think about the role of siblings in terms of applying for scholarships. This is quite an oversight because some universities offer significant discounts for siblings who attend the same institution. In addition, other scholarships were created based on a sibling having some unique condition. If you have a sibling, see below for some sibling scholarships that may help you and your family reduce the cost of sending more than one child to college.
Many colleges and universities realize that it is expensive to send more than one student to the same college. As a result, the following colleges and universities have developed discounts:
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George Washington University (Washington, D.C.) offers a 50% discount for the second sibling to attend the university.
West Chester University (PA) offers the Bonnie Evans Feinberg Scholarship. This award goes an incoming freshman who has at least a 3.0 grade point average. The student must come from a middle class family where there is more than one sibling. More information is available at the following website: http://www.wcupa.edu/giving/scholarships/details.asp?id=121.
Albright College offers $500 to each student who has a sibling attend the university.
Randolph College offers a 15% tuition discount to twins or multiples when more than one child enrolls in the college. Students can simply contact the financial aid department in order to request this award.
Lake Erie College in Ohio offers one full-tuition scholarship to twins. The award is broken down such that each twin receives a 50% discount if both siblings enroll at Lake Erie.
Eastern Michigan University offers the Furlotte Twins Endowed Scholarship. This is only open to students who are studying in the College of Education and who hold at least a 3.0 grade point average.
Other scholarships are awarded based on unique characteristics of one of the siblings. For example, the Scholarship for Students with an Autistic Sibling provides up to $2,500 for college bound students who have an autistic sibling. In order to apply for the award, students are required to write a brief essay to share their family’s story and to explain what they plan to study and how the scholarship would assist them in achieving their goals. Students may be high school seniors or currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in a college or university within the U.S. More information about this award can be found at the following website: http://www.knappandroberts.com/scholarship/.
The Twins Day Festival offers students who are twin the opportunity to win $1,000 per twin to defray their college expenses. Other sibling scholarships are awarded by organizations like the Northwest Association Mother of Twins Club and the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Club. Students, who are part of a twin or multiple child set, may want to inquire with local multiple organizations about the availability of funding. They may also want to ask their financial aid office about potential discounts for multiple students.
Author: Jeff Gitlen
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