Cuesta Scholarship Program Application

The Cuesta Scholarship program is open to all incoming and continuing Cuesta College students with a GPA above 2.0.  This program rewards and assists students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills, and success in making progress towards a degree or certificate at Cuesta College. Over 150 different scholarships are awarded through this program, each one with different donor criteria and different award amounts. To apply, use the online Cuesta College Scholarship Application.

Note that the Promise and the Cuesta Scholarship are two separate programs that share one application.  The deadline for completing the 2015-2016 application is March 2nd, 2015.  


2014-15 The Cuesta College Promise

The Promise is a new scholarship program where San Luis Obispo County residents who graduated from high school in the 2014-15 academic year (including those who have received a GED, were home-schooled, or are Dream Act students) will be eligible to have their first semester fees covered at Cuesta College.  All students must attend Cuesta College in the Fall 2015 semester to qualify. 

To apply, use the online Cuesta College Scholarship Application.  If you apply before March 2nd, you will be considered for all 150 of the Cuesta Scholarships.  If you apply after March 2nd, you will only be considered for the Cuesta Promise Scholarship. 


2014-15 Osher Scholarship Opportunity

The Osher scholarship application is available every year for California Community College students thanks to the generosity of The Bernard Osher Foundation.

The deadline to apply for the 2015-16 Osher Scholarship will likely be in November of 2015.


Outside Scholarships 


Excel Builders Scholarship (Deadline: Dec. 30, 2014)

Student Debt Relief Scholarship (Deadline: Dec. 31, 2014)

'Krill Oil - Educate Your Heart' Scholarship (Deadline: Dec. 31, 2014)

2015 Healthcare Worker Scholarship (Deadline: Dec. 31, 2014)

Doleman Law Group Scholarship (Deadline: January 15, 2015)

2015 Vet Tech Schools Scholarship (Deadline: January 15, 2015)

ACWA Clair A. Hill Scholarship (Deadline: Feb. 1, 2015)

Licensed Nurse Scholarship (Deadline: March 1, 2015)

Shift Insurance Scholarship (Deadline: Mar. 2, 2015) 

Life Lessons Scholarship (Deadline: March 2, 2015)

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship (Deadline: March 31, 2015)

ACWA Scholarships (Deadline: April 1, 2015)

Interior-Deluxe Scholarship (Deadline: April 15, 2015)

HotelsCheap Scholarship (Deadline: April 15, 2015)

Mometrix College Scholarship (Deadline: May 22, 2015)

B. Davis Scholarship (Deadline: May 25, 2015)

Big Sun Athletic Scholarship (Deadline: June 19, 2015)

JJ Hennessey Honorary Epilepsy Scholarship (Deadline: July 31, 2015) 



Trustworthy Scholarship Lists/ Databases


MALDEF Scholarship List 2014-15 

Free scholarship searches

SR Education Group

College Xpress


Smart Student Guide for additional scholarships

School Soup