GUSTO Update 3/18/2020

In light of the Coronavirus and resulting school closures, the GUSTO Board of Directors has made the following changes to the 2020 application process and timeline:

Application Deadline

Application deadline will remain April 1, 2020. All applications must be postmarked by this date.

Application Requirments

Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable (official transcripts are no longer required). If a transcript cannot be included in the initial application packet, applicants will be allowed to provide a transcript at a later date.


Two (2) recommendations are still required for each applicant. However, it is not required to provide a recommendation from a teacher or professor. Both recommendations can be from unrelated adults.

GUSTO Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2020, has been canceled. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail about their award along with instructions about how to submit proof of enrollment in order to claim their award.

Thank you for understanding these changes during these trying times. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. Thank you!

The Gustine Unlimited Scholarship Trust Organization (GUSTO) supports local students to pursue their higher education goals. GUSTO has awarded over $600,000 to local students since it was founded over 21 years ago.

The application process for 2020 is now open. You can access the application materials below. Please fill out the correct form.

Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2020

For more information or if you have any questions please email gustoscholars@gmail.com.

To submit your application or to make a donation please send to: GUSTO, PO Box 431, Gustine, CA 95322