Okay, so you know what college you want to go to, but know already that you will have problems with paying. You want to get scholarships, but you know in order to be considered a likely candidate, you need a leg up on most of your competition. But how? Easy, just volunteer. Volunteer for every possible moment that you have free time. Your senior year is supposed to be fun, but would you rather that fun last for four years, or end that year because you didn't do what you needed to do in order to succeed? Exactly. Volunteer at a local church, a food drive, soup kitchen, or animal shelter. There are many other places to volunteer, but these are commonplace. Believe me, people who review your application for scholarships love more than anything to see that you gave up your free time to help other people. Not only does this help your chances and other people, it makes you a better person. There is such a sense of accomplishment when you help someone out, and it only gets better the more you do it. Besides, a lot of college require you to do a certain amount of volunteer work anyway, so get used to it. It's not hard, and it will make everything so much easier.