TheTextbook and Course Supplies Grant offers a jumpstart to Sandburg student success. Sponsored by the Carl Sandburg College Foundation, the initiative awards funding to assist students with the costs of renting or purchasing textbooks and course supplies.

All Carl Sandburg College students currently enrolled in 2023 fall semester classes are eligible to complete and submit a grant application at the link below. A total of up to $500 may be requested for the rental or purchase of textbooks and/or access codes as well as the purchase of course supplies. Limited funds are available, and assistance amounts will be distributed after the review committee evaluates all completed grant applications. 


  • Textbooks (new, rental, digital access codes)
  • Nursing/dental scrubs 
  • Welding kits 
  • Ink pens/pencils 
  • Notebooks, Post-it Notes, note cards 
  • Folders, binders 
  • Highlighters 
  • Calculators 
  • Testing supplies 

*Any additional items not listed will be excluded from purchase at the Sandburg Bookstore. 

Students are encouraged to submit an application with extensive details included. After applying, students should continue to monitor their Sandburg student email account for award notification details. Class information, including the necessary textbooks, may be found in mySandburg: select Self-Service, Student Planning, choose Go to Plan & Schedule, highlight the Fall 2023 semester.

Textbook and Course Supplies Grant applications are due by 11:59 p.m. August 8. 

Students will be given the option to pick up their check or have it mailed. Checks will be available for pick up on or around August 17 in the Sandburg Business Office.

For questions, contact the Sandburg Foundation at 

Textbook and Course Supplies Grant Application - Apply Here