Asking your kid to apply for scholarships is a tall order. First, they have to find them. And, since they are more focused on admission than tuition and there is no single place to go to find scholarships, they often give up. "My parents have it handled" (tuition) is what many students tell me when I ask if they want to apply for scholarships.
To get high school students to apply for scholarships, you have to be a partner. That means helping them find scholarships. You can enlist other friends and family members in your search to lighten the load. Here are places to look: