Students receive $345,000 in scholarships
Cuesta College awards financial educational assistance for 2016-2017
–Cuesta College has awarded 273 students with scholarships for the 2016-2017 school years, disbursing $345,000 in funds to support student success. This is an increase of 12-percent compared to 2015.
At the 27th annual scholarship reception on Aug. 8, the college hosted nearly 300 scholarship donors and student recipients. A total of 485 scholarships were awarded this year. Recipients are current students at Cuesta College, incoming transfers and high school students who will attend the college in fall 2016. Scholarship monies can be used for tuition, books and other expenses.
“Although attending Cuesta College is much more affordable than a four-year university, the cost to attend is still a financial challenge for many of our students,” said Executive Director of the Cuesta College Foundation/Advancement Shannon Hill. “The support of individual donors and community organizations is a testament that the community is behind our students, cheering them on as they pursue higher education.”
The Promise Scholarship, which offers a fee-free fall and spring semester to SLO County high school graduates, is not included this year.
The Cuesta College Foundation was founded in 1973 for the primary purpose of promoting general welfare of Cuesta College. The foundation assists and supports Cuesta College in the attainment of educational, scientific and cultural goals and in fulfilling its mission of service to the community. As the lead entity for resource development for the college, the foundation has provided millions of dollars for student scholarships, equipment and programs and projects.