Cuesta College receives $8 million donation
October 12, 2013
Cuesta College received a donation of more than $8 million, which it will use to eliminate first semester fees for incoming San Luis Obispo County students.
Longtime Morro Bay couple Charles and Leeta Dovica donated the money and earmarked it for scholarships.
Beginning in fall 2014, the scholarship money will cover all class fees, health fees, Associated Students of Cuesta College fees, material fees, Student Center fees and Student Rep fees. The “Cuesta College Promise” will save incoming students an estimated $626 in their first semester of college.
“The Cuesta Promise will open up the opportunity for many young people in our county to attend college regardless of family income,” Cuesta College President Gil Stork said.
All San Luis Obispo County high school graduates will be eligible for the scholarship, regardless of whether they come from public, private or home schooling.