Barnes and Noble Textbook Scholarships

Barnes and Noble Textbook Scholarships provide small grants for textbooks to students who want to improve their academic performance and can demonstrate a financial need. 

Each college administers its own grants, so if you're interested in applying for a textbook scholarship, the first step is to contact the associate dean of your college, who can let you know your college's application process.


General Guidelines for Applying

    • Each college administers its Textbook Scholarship separately, so you should contact your college (contact information above) to learn about its procedure for applying for a textbook scholarship. 
    • Textbook scholarship funds are limited, so you are encouraged to apply sooner rather than later.
    • You may need to complete a the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible; check with your college’s specific textbook scholarship guidelines.
    • Scholarships will be distributed in the form of a Barnes and Noble voucher certificate, which can be redeemed at the USM Barnes & Noble campus bookstore. All purchases covered by the scholarship need to be made in one visit to the bookstore; that is, the voucher cannot be split across multiple purchases or visits. 
    • Scholarships will only cover purchases for textbooks and specific other academic materials at the USM Barnes & Noble campus bookstore; no other purchases at the bookstore will be covered.