Cuesta Offered Scholarships: 

1. Promise Scholarship:  Deadline August 1, 2016

  • For every new SLO county high school graduate!
  • Get a fee-free first year at Cuesta!

To Apply...Complete ALL 6 Steps Listed Here by August 1, 2016.


2. Cuesta Scholarship:  Deadline is March 2 every year. 

  • For ALL Students!
  • Apply for over 150 scholarships in just ONE application!

3 Steps To Apply...

1.  Submit 2016-2017 FAFSA or Cal Dream Application by March 2.
2.  New Students... complete an Application for Admission to Cuesta
*After applying, receive an email with your myCuesta username & password and
 a Cuesta Student ID to use in the Scholarship Application.
3.  Submit the 2016-2017 Cuesta Scholarship Application by March 2.
*Application available here between January 1 and March 2 every year.

Outside Scholarship Opportunities:

Varsity Tutors (Deadline:  Monthly on the 15th.)

Santa Maria Valley Contractors Association Scholarship (Deadline:  June 3, 2016)

Central Coast Paralegal AssociationScholarship Policy; Scholarship Application (Deadline April 1 and October 1 every year)

Cuesta College Outside Scholarship Policy

Resources for Undocumented / DACA Students

College Help for Undocumented Students

Scholarship Lists/ Databases

Best Colleges - database for African American folks to search for scholarships

Good Call

Free scholarship searches

SR Education Group


Smart Student Guide for Additional Scholarships