Simply put, money for college is obtained:

1.From the School where the Student will attend: after a student applies for admission and is accepted to a university, they could become eligible for scholarship money. Often times, there is an additional application for these awards. Please check the website of the university for additional information.
2. Lots and lots of searching for Independent Scholarships: Your search can begin with these websites

eSchoolView Scholarship
All seniors interested in pursuing Web design or development at the post-secondary level may participate in our scholarship program.

Students will be asked to register on this site and then will be sent email messages with scholarships and grants that match their scores and skills. Fastweb Scholarships are updated daily.
Students will create a profile and get information on college scholarships and grants that are a good match for them. The database is updated on a regular basis.
This site has close to 900 links and allows you to browse without registering on their site.
Browsing this site will allow you to find academic and merit scholarships from around the country.
This site is designed for those students who will attend college in Ohio. It contains links to information on grants and scholarships.

The Gates Millennium Scholars
Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this group offers scholarships to students of diverse backgrounds, have a GPA of 3.3, demonstrate leadership abilities and meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.

United Negro College Fund
An educational assistance organization with 40 private, historically black, member colleges and universities.

Siemens Foundation
Science and technology competition and advanced placement awards for outstanding high school students and educators.

Three Sisters Scholarship Foundation
Scholarships for minority students who plan on attending college.

Ayn Rand
Students in grades 8 - 12 write an essay of 800-1600 words addressing specific topics from one of two Ayn Rand books.
This is awarded to Ohio students interested in majoring in engineering.

Burger King Scholarships
BURGER KING® Scholars awards are $1,000 each and may be used for educational expenses, such as tuition fees and books, during the first year of college or post-secondary vocational/technical school.

High Five Scholarships
Welcome to High Five Scholarships, a website created to help you find free money for college. We are a scholarship matching service and we will find hundreds of scholarships that match your personal characteristics, goals, and interests, free of charge.