Cuesta College Foundation Offered Scholarships

Promise Scholarship
Deadline:  August 1, 2019

  • For every new 2018 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
The Cuesta College scholarship application opens EARLY this year on Tuesday, October 1, 2018. Students can apply for scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year beginning October 1, 2018 through March 2, 2019.
We encourage ALL students to apply here:
Questions? Contact Financial Aid at (805) 546-3143 or email
Scholarship Flyer: Click Here
Deadline:  March 2, 2019

  • For ALL Students
  • Apply for over 150 scholarships in just ONE application

Apply for Cuesta Scholarship:
1.  Submit 2019-2020 FAFSA  or Cal Dream Application by March 2 .
2.  New Students... complete an Application for Admission to Cuesta
3.  Submit the 2019-2020 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!

  • The Real Estate Scholarship application period is September 1 through April 30 but scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Students should apply as early as possible! Full information can be found at
  • Department of Transportation Disbaility Advisory Committee Scholarship Application - Deadline November 16, 2018. Apply here!
  • This year there will be two scholarships awarded ($250 each), and each recipient will receive a scholarship certificate. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    ·        A college student who has a disability defined by the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) as having a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

    ·        A college student residing in California at the time of applying for scholarship.

    ·        Currently enrolled in a minimum of six units in a college or university.

Submit completed applications to

  • 2018 My Story Essay Contest: Win up to $2,000 with CashCourse! 

    It happens-- everyone makes mistakes with money. Tell CashCourse about the lessons you learned from one of your financial mishaps and you could win $2,000 for college, courtesy of the National Endowment for Financial Education!

    Essay prompt: Describe a financial mistake or stumble you have had. What did you learn from it? How has it shaped your approach to your money today? Please limit essay to 750 words.

    Visit to submit your response!

     Six prizes will be given out:

    o   4 prizes of $250

    o   1 prize of $1,000

    o   1 prize of $2,000

    The deadline to submit your entry is October 31, 2018.
    Winners will be notified by December 17, 2018.
    Contact with any questions.

  • The Community Fountation of San Luis Obispo County
    Supporting Our Youth
    Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2018 year.
    Through our scholarship program, The Community Foundation is providing 36 scholarship funds, with scholarships totaling more than $240,000 to the promising young people across our county. For more information about how to apply,
    please click here.
    Contact Angela Hollander at (805) 543-2323 or for more information regarding our scholarship program.

  • 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

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