There are many opportunities to receive scholarships from outside sources, such as local companies and banks. Ask your parents to ask their employers if they offer student scholarships, and ask your high school guidance counselors as well. The opportunities are out there, but it is up to you to find the sources.
These are a couple of great websites to research scholarships.
You can also visit our office for outside scholarship applications. There is a bulletin board right outside our office that lists all the scholarships currently available. If you see one you're interested in, just let our receptionist know and she will get you the application.