Cuesta College Foundation Offered Scholarships

Cuesta College Scholarship

The Cuesta Scholarship Application is CLOSED for 2022-2023. The application will open again on October 1, 2022 for the 2023-2024 cycle. 

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Having a FAFSA or California Dream Act on file is not required for the Cuesta Scholarships, but some scholarships are based on need so to maximize your opportunities we encourage all students to apply for financial aid to see what other opportunities they could qualify for.

Questions? Contact Financial Aid at (805) 546-3143 or email

Promise Scholarship

Deadline:  August 1, 2023

  • For every new SLO county high school graduate
  • Get the first 2 years at Cuesta FEE FREE

Cuesta Promise Webpage

 Check Your Promise Status 

Cuesta Promise Scholarship Application 

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Outside Scholarships

Cuesta College Outside Scholarship Policy

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Cuesta posts local scholarship opportunities intended for community college students.


The Community Foundation SLO Logo

Click here to visit the Community Foundation website for local scholarship opportunities

Other outside scholarships

  • Varsity Tutors (Deadline:  Monthly on the 15th.)
  • Central Coast Paralegal AssociationScholarship Policy; Scholarship Application (Deadline April 1 and October 1 every year)
  • Scholarships for students with disabilities
  • Nursing Student Resources
  • NAACP Scholarships —

    POISE Foundation POISE Foundation is proud to provide scholarship administration for the National NAACP Scholarship Program. Each year the NAACP, through generous donations, is able to provide scholarships to outstanding students. Visit:

  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
    San Luis Obispo County Branch- Ashley Strong Memorial for Social Justice

    Requirements: You must:

    ·         Be currently enrolled at Cuesta College.

    ·         Have completed at least 6 credit units by the end of current semester. 

    ·         Possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

    ·         Plan to attend Cuesta College for at least one additional semester.

    You must submit:

    ·         This application. Please answer all questions completely. Your responses are confidential. 

    ·         A transcript of your completed college work, showing courses, units and grades.  This does not need to be an official transcript. 

    ·         Copy of your current class schedule.

    Deadline: FEBRUARY 1

    ·         Submit electronically by due date to: AND

    Subject heading: Ashley Strong Scholarship Committee.


    ·         Hard copy postmarked by due date and mailed to: 

     NAACP San Luis Obispo County Branch

    c/o Ashley Strong Scholarship Committee

    110 S. Mary Ave. - Suite 2215

    Nipomo CA. 93444

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