Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarship season is upon us!  The following applications are due:

Please check with Ms.Taylor (596-4023)if you have any problems completing or downloading.  Applications are available in the library. Complete applications, attach documentation, and turn in prior to due date to make sure the applications can be delivered on time.

Martin Luther King Jr. High School Scholarship Application due February 20, 2021

Masconic Lodge Scholarship Application due March 31, 2021: Paper Application

CAL Retired Teachers  due April 16

Rotary Monday Scholarship Application due due April 16

Rotary Daybreak Scholarship Application due due April 16

Rotary de Tolosa Application due April 16

Buchman Career Scholarship due May 7th

CA School Employee Association Scholarship May 7th

Blue Heron Scholarship Application due May 7th

 SLO Association of Realtors Application May 7th

Cuesta By-The-Sea  May 7th

Pacific Beach High School  Scholarship Program

Pacific Beach High School is supported by the community through the Scholarship Program. In 2020,  thirteen donor organizations, gave 36 scholarships totaling over $33,000 to 14 students. These awards ranged in amounts from $100 to $2,500.

A scholarship does not have to be paid back. Scholarships are usually awarded to students who show potential or demonstrate achievement in academics, athletics, music, art, or other disciplines. Some scholarship organizations require specific criteria to apply. Most organizations verify that students have enrolled in classes prior to release of the scholarship award.

Several of the scholarship organizations accept a generic application; several provide their own application. Some interview, some do not. Due dates for some begin as early as February 1st , others extend to as late as May 15th. Many require short essays as a way to get to know each student better.

A completed P.B.H.S. generic application, with attachments, is a required component of the Portfolio senior project. Turning the application in for consideration is optional, but encouraged.

If you will be graduating prior to June, turn in the applications before you leave and leave your contact information with the Career Center so you can be notified of due dates, interviews, and award functions.

To research other scholarship opportunities, resources are available in the Library/Career Center.

Below are some helpful links for students:

California Community Colleges Promise Grant ( formerly known as the Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver)

California Department of Veteran Affairs

County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office

Cuesta College Financial Aid Office 

Cuesta Cash for College Night: See PBHS website under features for the January & February 2021 webinar dates.

The Cuesta Promise 

Cuesta High School Scholarships

The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County– Scholarship Opportunities 

Financial Aid

Scholarship Scams

FAFSA on the Web

Federal Financial Aid website (FAFSA)

Student Guide: Financial Aid