Cuesta College Foundation Offered Scholarships

Cuesta College Scholarship

The Cuesta Scholarship Application is open from October 1, 2022- March 2, 2023 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

The Cuesta 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 

Cuesta Scholarship Flyer

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Outside Scholarships

Cuesta College Outside Scholarship Policy

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Cuesta posts local scholarship opportunities intended for community college students.

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

Other outside scholarships


NAACP Scholarships 

  • 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. 

  • 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: MARCH 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

San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church Scholarship

The San Luis Obispo UMC Scholarship is awarded annually to encourage students with a demonstrated passion for advancing social justice, equality, the celebration of diversity and stewardship of the environment. The United Methodist tradition of the Christian faith is deeply
rooted in active pursuit of outward works of justice and compassion. We believe this moment in history calls us to invest in the future of students who will actively contribute to making our society a better place for all people.

This scholarship is designed as a supplemental source of funds to offset educational expenses for any San Luis Obispo County Resident attending a college, university, or trade tech/technical School. Candidates who have been active or intend to be active in their community working for justice in any of the following areas: peace and nonviolence, economic, environmental, social
and civil; are encouraged to apply.

Application here! Deadline is May 1, 2023

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