Private scholarships are available from many sources.
Check our list here for just some of the many organizations that offer scholarships to students.
Also check locally with businesses, civic groups, banks, credit unions, schools, associations, churches, etc. Many of these local groups will offer annual scholarships, so keep your eyes open for opportunities throughout the year.
Check nationally through valid, free search sites that will point you to scholarships that may match your interests or attributes. Some of the best web searches include: