Considering the student’s parent lost their jobs in the current year, he/she is going to have to contact the Colleges and Universities to which they have applied and as quickly as possible. Money gets disbursed rather quickly after their deadlines. Be sure to access all free scholarship search engines including CAPPEX, Zinch, FastWeb, Scholarshipexperts.com and College Board. Contact local community organizations, Rotary, Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce, Eliks, Lions, Moose, Masons, Odd Fellows & Rebeccas. Yes it’s an odd sort of list, but they are all benevolent societies and into helping students succeed. They may have some extra money available for such instances.