One must use the internet to properly search for scholarships. try collegeboard and try asking around locally. there are tons of local scholarships that go unclaimed simply because people do not know that they exist
Money For College, The Best Option i.e A loan is a debt provided by an organization or individual to another entity at an interest rate and evidenced by a promissory note which specifies, among other things, the principal amount of money borrowed, the interest rate the lender is charging, and date of repayment.
Bit of a zombie thread, but official fafsa website is a good place to start re student loans and aid. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa - look at the various links at the top of the page. The form needs to be submitted for any college for which you require aid. Private colleges usually also require the CSS form.
College websites and college board also have info on funding.