See if there are grants and scholarships available both in your community and outside your local area. Check to see if your employer offers any scholarship opportunities. Also, many local non-profits, especially service clubs offer scholarships. My local Kiwanis Club sponsors two or three scholarships every year for new freshman students.
Look beyond your employer to trade groups and professional associations. Often, these groups will offer scholarships to those pursuing a particular field of study.
Understand what your student’s potential colleges might offer in terms of aid from their endowments. This could be one of the factors you use in selecting a specific college or university. Start searching online, at your office and pick up the phone for such aid.
Finally, don't delay. Start now for September 2010 (in some cases it may already be too late). Keep at it and persevere!