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Cuesta College to hold workshops on Promise Scholarship

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

San Luis Obispo County high school students interested in Cuesta College’s Promise Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year can attend upcoming workshops to learn more about the program.

The workshops will be held on the San Luis Obispo campus from 5 to 7 p.m. in Room 3411 April 21, May 12, June 23 and July 28; on the North County campus from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 22, May 13, June 24 and July 29; at the Arroyo Grande High School career center from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 7 and June 4; and at the college’s South County Center at Arroyo Grande High from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 23 and May 14.

High school seniors or any high school student who graduated this academic year is encouraged to attend, spokeswoman Lauren Milbourne said.

The Cuesta College Promise Scholarship, which was made possible by an $8.5 million endowment, was created to pay a year’s worth of classes and all fees, including student memberships, material costs and health fees.

All graduates of local public and private high schools are eligible for the scholarship regardless of financial status or income.

In its first year, the program has provided a fee-free first year to 646 students, saving an average of $1,400, according to a news release.

Workshop attendees should bring their myCuesta username and password information.

For more information on the workshops, call 546-3143 or go to www.cuesta.edu. The application for the 2015-16 year is open until Aug. 3.

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