I can't even begin to tell you that the more scholarships you can get the better off you will be. I use to think that small amounts really wouldn't help any but when a Math or Science book is 100.00 or more that 500.00 dollar scholarship can help.you buy 4 books. Apply to everything that you qualify for as EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS! Sometimes only one or two students apply for these and your chances are great at getting it. As with grant money you don't have to pay it back.
Also look to your employers to see if they have any type of help they are willing get to give. The free money is out there! Do your homework on all that you can get! And apply,apply,apply!