Paso Robles Art Association – Art Scholarships

PRAA’s past president, Page Graeber, had an idea to bring more art into the community and to help fund art scholarships.  Over sixteen years ago, the sidewalk art event, Arte de Tiza,  was held in the Paso Robles downtown park.  Arte de Tiza an annual September tradition.

Arte de Tiza is free to the public, ages kindergarten to adult.

Arte de Tiza – Volunteers secure city event permits, close off streets, set-up registration, and run this annual event. Sponsoring businesses are acknowledged, participants display their art and win prizes, scholarships are funded and the PRAA organization continues bringing art to our community. Volunteers go home tired and smiling.

Scholarship Recipient

Today PRAA  partners  with Cuesta College Foundation scholarship process.

Art Class at Cuesta College

Art Class at Cuesta College

Cuesta Scholarship Program Application

Please note that the Cuesta Promise has a separate deadline is the first working day in August. Cuesta Promise New SLO county High School Grads

 The Cuesta College scholarship application is online  Scholarship Application

General information about the scholarship application process can be found at    Cuesta College Scholarship  Apply for over 150 scholarships in just ONE application.

The application for Cuesta College scholarships is open annually from January 1st to March 2nd. To maximize chances at receiving aid, we recommend that students also file a FAFSA prior to March 2.

The deadline to apply for the college’s general scholarships is March 2nd.  To apply, students use their ‘mycuesta’ log in, which is given to them during the general college application process.  Scholarships are awarded at the end of the Spring semester for the following school year.

Student Art Show at Cuesta Gallery

Student Art Show at Cuesta Gallery

About the Cuesta College Foundation

Since its incorporation in 1973, the Cuesta College Foundation has been an active partner with the San Luis Obispo County community and Cuesta College. The relationships that have been built over the college’s 50 year history are there to strengthen the college’s academic programs, upgrade technology and provide scholarships to students. Run by a volunteer board representing the four regions of the county, the vital partnership between private philanthropy and public education touches every part of the college on the San Luis Obispo campus, the North County Campus in Paso Robles and the South County Center in Arroyo Grande.

Over $500,000 in scholarships are awarded each year by the foundation to new and returning students.  More about the foundation go to their website:

Paso Robles Art Association

Located inside the Studios on the Park ♦  1130 Pine Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446 

♦  Mail To:  P.O. Box 2219 Paso Robles, CA 93447-2119  

♦  Hours:  Mon to Wed 12 to 4  ♦  Thurs & Sun  12 to 6  ♦  Fri & Sat 12 to 9  ♦               

Phone Message:  805-238-5473