The Cuesta College Friends of the Library annually sponsor a scholarship for students currently enrolled in Cuesta's Library/Information Technology program.

The "Lyn Vivrette Scholarship" is named in honor of Cuesta's first Library Director, Mr. Lyn Vivrette, who also started the Library Technology instructional program in the 1960s. The $500 scholarship is awarded once yearly to a qualified Library/Information Technology student.

Criteria includes:

  • 3.25 GPA in major
  • Completed 6 units in LIBT
  • Enrolled in minimum of 6 units within major
  • Financial need
  • Good character
  • Letter of reference from major department
  • Major: Library/Information Technology
  • Resident of Santa Barbara County or/Resident of SLO County

To Apply for the Cuesta College LIBT Scholarship:

Applicants should plan on beginning the application process early; the deadline each year for all scholarship applications is the first week of March. Awards are given for the following Fall Semester. See the campus Scholarship web page at:

Gold Coast Library Network Scholarship Awards

The Gold Coast Library Network, Region VII of the Library of California, is a non-profit organization that serves academic, public, and special libraries in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. The Network's mission is to provide services that facilitate resource sharing and connectivity among its members.

Each spring, the Gold Coast Library Network awards two scholarships to area students currently enrolled in either a graduate or undergraduate library studies program. Scholarship awards will be $500 for one student enrolled in a MLS-related library program and $300 for one student enrolled in a non-MLS library program. Awards must be used towards purchase of tuition and/or school-related books.

Criteria Includes:

  • Enrolled at least part time in a library education program AND
  • A resident of San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County or Ventura County, or a community served by the Gold Coast Library Network.
  • Preference *may* be given to students currently working in a library.

To Apply for the Gold Coast Library Network Scholarship:

For the current year's scholarship announcement with deadlines and information on how to apply, go to:

View required courses or download program brochures in PDF format.

Library/Information Technology Degree (courses | brochure)
Library/Information Technology Certificate (courses | brochure)
Library Services to Children Certificate (courses | brochure)
Searching and Researching Strategies Certificate (courses)
Web Page Coding Certificate (courses | brochure)

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