The application for the Cuesta College Promise Scholarship is currently open; the college is providing workshops at all three of its locations to help students interested in applying for the 2016-17 academic year. The Promise Scholarship saves students an average of $1,400 by providing a fee-free first year to recent San Luis Obispo County high school graduates. The application for the 2016-17 school year is open through August 1.


Workshops are scheduled at the following locations beginning April 11:

San Luis Obispo Campus – Room 3411, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Wednesdays: April 13, May 18, June 22, July 13

Free parking in lot 2


North County Campus – Room N2411, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Tuesdays: April 12, May 17, June 21, July 12

Free parking in lot 11


South County Center at Arroyo Grande High School – Room 907, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Mondays: April 11, May 16


Attendees should bring their myCuesta username and password information. For more information on the workshops, call (805) 546-3143. 

The Promise Scholarship is the result of a more than $8 million donation to the Cuesta College Foundation from the Charles and Leeta Dovica Family Trust, who requested the funds be used for scholarships. The scholarship endowment, created in the fall of 2013, pays for the per-unit cost of classes, health fees, Associated Students of Cuesta College fees, materials fees, Student Center fees, and the Student Rep fee. Approximately $344K in scholarships have been provided by the earnings of the endowment. For more information, go to and click on the Promise icon.