In support of the mission of AAUW to advance equity through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research, the San Luis Obispo Branch of AAUW awards scholarships annually to re-entry students who have completed one year or more at Cuesta College.

The scholarship amount has grown to $1500 annually. Beginning in 2020, any Cuesta student who meets the qualifications is invited to apply.

The Scholarship and Loan Committee manages the application, selection, and funding of all awards. These scholarships are funded by an endowment that was originally conceived in 1990.

To qualify, the applicant must: 

  • Be a resident of San Luis Obispo County for at least two (2) years
  • Be a re-entry student (interrupted post-high school education) having completed no less than one (1) year of instruction at an accredited college or university in good standing
  • Be at least 25 years of age
  • Be able to demonstrate economic need
  • Be currently enrolled at Cuesta College
  • Be planning to attend Cuesta College for at least two (2) additional semesters
  • Be able to articulate educational and career goals

The application package is available at Cuesta Financial Aid Offices, or download a copy here:

2023 AAUW Scholarship Application Package