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Deadline for Cuesta College's Promise Scholarship approaching

A bird's-eye view of Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo.
A bird's-eye view of Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Recent San Luis Obispo County high school graduates have until Aug. 3 to apply for Cuesta College’s Promise Scholarship offering a fee-free first year of school.

The community college is holding two workshops this week for students to receive assistance with the scholarship application requirements, the Cuesta College admissions application, or federal student aid and Dream Act forms.

The Promise Scholarship covers the cost of one year of classes and fees at Cuesta College. All recent county high school graduates, regardless of income, are eligible.

The workshops will be held Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. on the San Luis Obispo campus in Room 3411, and Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. on the North County campus in Paso Robles in Room N3129.

The inaugural year of the Promise Scholarship provided 646 students with a fee-free first year of school, according to a news release. The scholarship program was created by a donation of more than $8 million to the Cuesta College Foundation.

Attendees should bring their myCuesta username and password. For more information, call 546-3143.

In addition, Cuesta College is hosting its fifth annual Connect@Cuesta, an event intended for first-time students to learn more about the college’s two campuses.

It will be hosted on the North County campus in Paso Robles on Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Aug. 13 on the San Luis Obispo campus from 1 to 6 p.m. Students should register online at http://cuesta.edu/events/connectatcuesta/.

The fall semester starts Aug. 17.

For more information, call 591-6210 or email connect@cuesta.edu.

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