Scholarships and grants are help that you won’t need to repay. While they may have really high standards and you aren’t confident to be granted, apply anyway; you only have zero chance of getting financial assistance if you don’t apply in the first place.
This list of tips is not exhaustive. There are many more options that good college funding specialists—like John McDonough of The Studemont Group College Funding Solutions, LLC—can give you. Be sure to listen closely and keep your eyes open for opportunities.