Yes, you should still apply to a few universities in case you do receive scholarships. I also applied to a few local volunteer based scholarships (Key Club, Rotary club) when because I did not have much funding from my family so that’s another option to consider. One of the universities I applied to in Florida (FGCU) did provide a little funding (a few thousand dollars) but it ultimately that alone was not enough to make a huge difference in which school I picked. The biggest factor at this point is whether you will have enough time to apply to all these schools. I would pick a few local universities that you are fairly sure you will get into (having above average GPA /SAT for that school) and those are more likely than higher reputation universities to provide you some funding.
Alina recommends the following next steps:
- Apply to a few local universities
- Apply to a few local / volunteer scholarships