Cuesta College receives $8 million donation

October 12, 2013

cuestaCuesta 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.


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This is one reason I like rich people, they give they don’t take.

“The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves.”— John Adams 1785

Replace “education” with “incarceration” and “school” with “prison”, and we’ve arrived.

I hope every cent of the money goes to students. I know at another local college, the bean counters take 10% per year of the money in order to administer the account. I suspect with this pile of money, the admin has some magic way of skimming money from the account and directing it away from students and towards their own pet projects.