Cuesta Offered Scholarships

1. Promise Scholarship:  2017-2018 deadline:  August 1, 2017. 

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

To Apply...Complete ALL Steps Listed Here by Deadline.  (2017-2018 Steps and deadline will be llinked here by January 2017.)

Check Your Promise Status... will be available here by January 2017!


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 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 Cuesta Scholarship Application by March 2.
*Application available here between January 1 and March 2 every year.

Outside Scholarships

Cuesta College Outside Scholarship Policy


Outside Scholarship Opportunities:

Cal Trans Disability Awareness Scholarship: (Deadline:  November 18, 2016)

CashCourse "My Story" Essay Contest:  (Deadline:  October 31, 2016)

California Strawberry Scholarship: (Deadlines:  Re-Applying Students:  February 1, 2017; First-Time Applicants:  February 15, 2017)

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

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

Boren Awards for International Study:  Scholarship Basics, Thinking of Applying, Scholarship Application  (Deadline for 2017-2018 February 9, 2017)


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