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!

To Apply...Complete ALL Steps Required for the Cuesta Promise!

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:

CCCSFAAA Scholarship:  Informational FlyerApplication (Deadline:  February 1, 2017)

The Dream.US Scholarship: for "Undocumented Students" (Deadline:  March 8, 2017)

California Strawberry Scholarship: (Deadlines:  Re-Applying Students:  February 1, 2017; First-Time Applicants:  February 15, 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)

Boren Awards for International Study:  Scholarship Basics, Thinking of Applying, Scholarship Application  (Deadline for 2017-2018 February 9, 2017)


Resources for Undocumented / DACA Students

Civic Engagement Fellowship:  (Deadline:  January 9, 2017, 5 p.m.)  Information; Application

The Dream.US Scholarship: (Deadline:  March 8, 2017)

Hispanic Scholarship Network:

MALDEF Scholarship Resource:

Unigo Scholarship Search:

College Help for Undocumented Students

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