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. 

If you are interested in applying for a textbook scholarship, you can apply online and a New Student & Retention Programs staffmember will contact you to discuss your needs and how we might help.


Apply for a textbook scholarship


General Guidelines for Applying

    • Textbook scholarship funds are limited, so you are encouraged to apply sooner rather than later.
    • You will need to complete a the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible.
    • Once you have been notified of a textbook scholarship award, you must wait 24 hours before making your textbook purchases. At that time, the funds should be pre-loaded in your textbook account and can be used directly for online or in-store purchases. 
    • 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.