Cuesta Offered Scholarships

1. Promise Scholarship:  2017-2018 deadline:  August 1, 2017. 

  • For every new SLO county high school graduate!
  • Get a fee-free first year at Cuesta!

Complete ALL STEPS for Cuesta Promise To Apply

Check Your Promise Status to see what you've done and what you still need to do!


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 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 Cuesta Scholarship Application by March 2.

Outside Scholarships

Cuesta College Outside Scholarship Policy


Outside Scholarship Opportunities:

Cuesta posts local scholarship opportunities intended for community college students!

Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce Women in Business (Deadline for Paso Robles High School Students: February 13, 2017; Deadline for Re-Entry Students:  May 31, 2017)

Scholarship for College Students with Disabilities (Deadline:  March 31, 2017)

Varsity Tutors (Deadline:  Monthly on the 15th.)

Marine Corps Leage Detachment 680 Scholarship Application:  (Deadline:  March 31, 2017)

Marine Corps League Detachment 680 Renewal Scholarship Application:  (Deadline: March 31, 2017)

Central Coast Paralegal AssociationScholarship Policy; Scholarship Application (Deadline April 1 and October 1 every year)

Santa Maria Valley Contractors Association 2017 Scholarship; (Deadline:  June 5, 2017)

MedEvac Foundation International Children's Scholarship Fund; (Deadline:  July 31, 2017)


Resources for Undocumented / DACA Students

Hispanic Scholarship Network:

MALDEF Scholarship Resource:

Unigo Scholarship Search:

College Help for Undocumented Students

Scholarship Lists/ Databases

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

Best Colleges Scholarships for African-Americans 

Good Call

Free scholarship searches

SR Education Group


Smart Student Guide for Additional Scholarships