Supporting one baby can be difficult enough under the current economic conditions and it is even harder when parents are expecting two babies. Government grants for mothers expecting twins are available as a way of easing the financial burden of expectant parents. Most government grant programs work in conjunction with private organizations in providing support to mothers expecting to have twins. There are many organizations that provide economic assistance to mothers who expecting multiple births.
The National Organization of Mother’s Having Twins has more than 450 chapters nationwide that provide support toward motherhood education. The organization has more than 250,000 members who cooperate and participate in medical and psychological research projects. The organization also provides supports to parents whose multiple children have disabilities.
Another organization that offers support to mothers expecting twins is the Tampa Bay Area Mothers of Multiples that offers grant, education and community support to women expecting to have twins. The organization was founded in 1995 to provide guidance and hands-on assistance to mothers who expect to have multiple births. It also offers support to women who expect triplets, quadruplets, and more.
Scholarship and other educational grants are also given to twins. The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College offers twins attending the college at the same time to live in the dorm for free. The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University gives twin the chance to avail of the Layton Frazier McKinley Scholarship if the twins each have a 3.3 grade point average. There is a bigger chance of getting the scholarship if the twins will enroll in an accounting course.
Lake Erie College in Ohio offers twins the chance for a free education as along as both of them have been accepted in the school. The college pays for the tuition of a twin provided both of them are full-time students. George Washington University also offers a 50 percent discount for the simultaneous enrolment of the family’s second sibling. Sterling College in Kansas offers a 50 percent discount for both twins who are enrolled at the same time. Wilson College in Philadelphia pays for the full tuition of the second twin when both of them are enrolled in college at the same time.
Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut grants multiple siblings scholarships up to the amount of $2000 to siblings who are concurrently enrolled. An annual $1,000 scholarship is awarded to multiple siblings enrolled at the California Baptist University.
There are other scholarship and other financial assistance provided to twins or multiple siblings who are enrolled in the different colleges and universities all over the United States.