Cuesta Offered Scholarships

1. Promise Scholarship:  This year's deadline was 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 deadline.  (Next year's steps and deadline will be listed 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 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 Scholarships

Cuesta College Outside Scholarship Policy



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