Cuesta College has extended the deadline for high school seniors to apply for the Promise Scholarship.
The scholarship, which pays the costs of the Fall 2014 semester, is open to all San Luis Obispo County senior who apply. The deadline is now June 16.
“We decided to extend the deadline for the Promise Scholarship after hearing from so many students and high school counselors that there were many graduating seniors in the community who just needed a little more time to sign up,” said Nohemy Ornelas, dean of Cuesta College’s Student Services.
So far, 750 students have applied.
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The scholarship is the result of an $8 million donation to the Cuesta College Foundation from the Charles and Leeta Dovica Family Trust. College officials say that the endowment will save the average student an estimated $626 by paying the cost of classes and other student fees.
The Promise and FAFSA applications are available online at www.cuesta.edu/student/aboutmoney/cuestapromise/.