I have been reading posts in this forum and noticed that many students have mentioned trying to get scholarships from the school that they want to attend. As a parent of a college freshman, I have some suggestions. My son got financial aid from his college, but no scholarships. (They are not readily available from his school.) He did get over $5000 from five scholarships. They were from Sam's Club, the local newspaper (for athletes), a professional organization (related to the business which my husband and I own), and two from military organizations (related from the fact that his father is a Vietnam veteran).
My point is that there are many, many sources for scholarship monies that have nothing to do with the school which one will or is attending. Look locally, at corporations, and at any organization which you or your parents belong. Some look at need, scholastic achievements, community service and involvement, and/or essays. Some are a small group with limited funds, but with a small pool of potential applicants. Others are big organizations which award many scholarships. My son's grades were not top-notch and he is not a fabulous writer, but he still got the awards.
You might need to apply to quite a few, but it is often very worthwhile. Look on the internet at sites such a fastweb.com which will list many (50-100) scholarships which might be worth considering depending on your profile. Good luck. Go not be afraid to apply. If you do not apply, you will never get it.