Cuesta Offered Scholarships

1. Promise Scholarship:  This year's deadline was August 1, 2016. 

  • For every new SLO county high school graduate!
  • Get a fee-free first year at Cuesta!

To Apply...Complete ALL 6 Steps Listed Here by deadline.  (Next year's steps and deadline will be listed here by January 2017.)


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 2016-2017 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 2016-2017 Cuesta Scholarship Application by March 2.
*Application available here between January 1 and March 2 every year.

Outside Scholarships

Cuesta College Outside Scholarship Policy



South Bay Women's Network (SWBN) Scholarship (Deadline:  September 16, 2016)

Varsity Tutors (Deadline:  Monthly on the 15th.)

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 Program will be in late August)


Resources for Undocumented / DACA Students

College Help for Undocumented Students

Scholarship Lists/ Databases

Best Colleges - database for African American folks to search for scholarships

Good Call

Free scholarship searches

SR Education Group


Smart Student Guide for Additional Scholarships