Cuesta College Foundation Offered Scholarships

Cuesta College Scholarship

Open: October 1, 2021 through March 2, 2022

The Cuesta College scholarship application is open and ALL students are encouraged to apply for the 2021-2022 academic year. Apply for over 180 scholarships in just ONE application!

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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, 2021

  • 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 Use Chrome or Firefox Only


Outside Scholarships

Cuesta College Outside Scholarship Policy

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Cuesta posts local scholarship opportunities intended for community college students.


2021 Scholarship for Military Children is excited to announce that our 2021 Scholarship for Military Children is now open for applications!

The Scholarship for Military Children provides a $500 academic award to a student who is a child of a military member, either in active duty or a veteran. The student must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree, and all areas of study will be considered.

Scholarship Amount: $500

One scholarship awarded annually with a July 1, 2021 application deadline

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Applicants should be pursuing an undergraduate college degree in any field of study.

Selection & Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants should be a child of a current or former member of the United States military. This includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
  • Selection will be based on academic history and extracurricular activities. Financial need will not be considered.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.

The winner will be notified following the deadline and the award will be sent directly to the recipient by check to the permanent mailing address noted in the application.

Academic award winners who accumulate more than $600.00 in prizes over a one-year period will be issued an IRS form 1099 (or the equivalent). This will require contest winners to provide with certain personal information prior to receipt of their winnings.

Academic Award Provider
The academic award is provided by The application process is completely online.

Read the full scholarship terms and conditions.


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