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Barnes & Noble Scholarship

As part of its partnership with Rhode Island College, Barnes & Noble gives out Bookstore scholarships to RIC students each year to help pay for books and academic supplies. 

Preference is given to students with financial need, who have at least a 2.5 GPA, are making strong progress toward earning their degree, and have exhausted other sources of financial support. There are 40 $125 scholarships available for the Fall semester and 40 $125 scholarships for the Spring semester.  Any unused funds are distributed for the Summer session.

Please note that the scholarship takes the form of a Bookstore credit, so funds are not transferred to a student's account.

To find out which books are required for your courses, visit the Bookstore website or go to the Bookstore, which is located in the Lobby level of the Student Union – across from Campus Card.

Application deadlines

Fall 2018

August 6: Application available and emailed to students

August 13: Application due

August 17: Applicants notified of award decision

November 1: Deadline for using the funds

Spring 2019

December 3: Application available and emailed to students

December 10: Application due

December 14: Applicants notified of award decision

April 1: Deadline for using the funds

Summer 2019

April 29: Application available and emailed to students

May 6: Application due

May 10: Applicants notified of award decision

July 31: Deadline for using the funds​

Application 

To apply, please complete the online application.  The application includes the following questions:

  • GPA
  • Number of credits completed
  • How would this scholarship help you to be successful at RIC?
  • How have you tried to cover these expenses? What other resources have you explored?
  • How do you plan to cover these expenses in the future?
  • Briefly describe one of your best moments at RIC.
  • Name and email of a faculty or staff reference

Questions?  Contact Marissa Weiss, Interim Associate Dean of Student Life, at mweiss@ric.edu​

Page last updated: July 24, 2018