A private donation of $20,000 to the Cuesta College Foundation advanced the Cuesta Promise Scholarship to include a second year fee-free to all recently graduated high school students of Coast Unified School District (CUSD).

In fall of 2016, the Cambria Promise Scholarship allowed the 21 CUSD 2015-16 Promise Scholarship recipients a fee-free 2016-17 academic year at Cuesta College; all recently graduated CUSD seniors can receive a fee-free first year at Cuesta via the Cuesta Promise and a fee-free second year via the Cambria Promise.

"With the success of the Cuesta Promise Scholarship program, we have been working on a way to fund a second year of fee-free education at Cuesta College; the Cambria Promise launches this effort,” said Cuesta College Superintendent/President Dr. Gil Stork. "This gift to the graduates of Coast Union High School and Leffingwell High School is phenomenal. We are very grateful to the donor for caring so much about the educational needs of our local students." 

The anonymous donation is a one-time gift to the Cuesta College Foundation. The funds will sustain the Cambria Promise for approximately two years; fundraising efforts are underway to establish a permanent fee-free second year.

"This is a great example of a community building on the Cuesta Promise so that its students can continue their education and we look forward to fundraising within the community and offering the Cambria Promise into perpetuity," said Cambria resident and former San Luis Obispo County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Julian Crocker.

The deadline to apply for both the Cuesta Promise Scholarship and the Cambria Promise Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year is August 1. Visit the Cuesta Promise page for more information on how to apply.