Available Scholarships

Available Scholarships

The majority of scholarships made available by the Brookdale Foundation and the Brookdale Alumni Association are awarded through the College’s Financial Aid department to students who do not receive Federal or State grants but who have filed a FAFSA form. We encourage all students & families to file the FAFSA form in order to be considered for scholarships.

Questions about FAFSA? Visit the Financial Aid website, or contact the Financial Aid office at (732) 224-2361 or e-mail questions to

The scholarships listed below are available by application. Please review each for specific criteria and deadlines.

(One) Research and Development Council of New Jersey 2015 Merit Scholarship for students pursuing a STEM-related field and have completed at least 12 credits, have at least 12 credits left to finish their Brookdale degree and enrolled for the fall 2015 semester. Must have a GPA of 3.5 or better, financial need, submit application and materials and available for an interview in May. Deadline is March 27, 2015. Criteria and Application

Grainger Tools for Tomorrow For the 2015 – 2016 academic year, Grainger has offered, to 100 community colleges across the U.S., (two) $2,000 scholarships for students enrolled in an industrial trades program. Deadline is March 27, 2015.  Criteria and Application

(Fifty) $1,000 OceanFirst Foundation Scholarships to 2015 high school graduates who attend high schools and live in towns in the OceanFirst market (see application for specifics).  Criteria and Application

(Two) $500 Brookdale Community College Alumni Association Upper Division Scholarships are available to a December or a May graduating Brookdale student who plans to continue on to a four-year college. A faculty member must nominate the student. Criteria and Application

(Three) $500 Brookdale Community College Alumni Association Youth Opportunity Scholarships are available to an incoming Monmouth County high school graduate who plans to attend Brookdale full-time in the fall of 2015.  Criteria and Application.

(Eight) $600 T. J. Bruno Memorial Scholarships for Students with Disabilities. This Endowed Scholarship was formed by Tony and Claudia Bruno, and family friends Eleanor and Roger Dolan, in memory of their son who died in 1999 at the age of 34. This scholarship is available to provide tuition assistance to a Monmouth County incoming high school student who will attend Brookdale in Fall 2015.  Qualified applicants include those students who are classified and determined eligible for special education and related services under provision of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA). This scholarship is renewable for a second year, based on satisfactory academic record at Brookdale. Criteria and Application

(One) Audrie LaTowsky AAUW Scholarship is awarded through the Northern Monmouth County Branch of the American Association of University Women. The LaTowsky Scholarship ranges from $500 to $1000 and is awarded to a female, 25 years or older by April 1, 2015 who is a permanent resident of Monmouth County and is a Brookdale student who plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree following Brookdale graduation. Must have completed 24 credits by May 2015 and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Criteria and Application

(Four) $500 Alumni Association Harry V. Weber, Jr., Endowed Memorial Scholarships are available to Brookdale second year students enrolled in Nursing or Political Science; although students enrolled in other programs of study are also eligible. Criteria and Application

(One) $500 Roger Price Conant Memorial Scholarship created in loving memory of our former colleague and friend. Criteria and Application

(Four) Wilbur Ray Memorial Scholarships of $500 each are available to currently enrolled Brookdale students who are Monmouth County residents, ethnic minority students; can show evidence of financial need; and demonstrate career interest in law enforcement and/or related field. One $1,000 scholarship is available to an incoming high school student. Criteria and Application

(Two) $1700 Theo Gade Endowed Memorial Radio Broadcasting Scholarships are available to currently enrolled Brookdale students who are majoring in either the A. A. Degree/Broadcasting Option or Communications Media Program; or A. A. S. Degree/Radio Broadcasting Option, and who is a second year, full-time matriculated student registered for 12 credits in the fall 2015, one of which is RDIO 295 or RDIO 299. Criteria and Application

(One) $500 Christine Fleming Memorial Scholarship through the Brookdale Alumni Association. Criteria and Application

(Two) $300 to $500 Corrine Gramas Endowed Memorial Music Scholarships are available to currently enrolled Brookdale students studying music who have earned at least 15 credits in the music option with a GPA of 2.75+. Criteria and Application

(Two) $500 Buck Smith Scholarships are available to incoming students from either Christian Brothers Academy, Henry Hudson Regional, Keansburg High School, Keyport High School, Marine Academy of Science & Technology, Mater Dei High School, Middletown High School North and South, Monmouth County Vocational, Raritan High School, Red Bank Catholic High School, or St. John Vianney High School, and are registered to attend Brookdale in the Fall 2014. Criteria and Application

(Two) $500 Officer Kenneth F. Tietjen Memorial Scholarships are available to graduates of Monmouth County high schools and who are registered to attend Brookdale Community College as a Criminal Justice Major in the fall of 2015. Criteria and Application

(One) $1,800 Eileen Lucarelli Memorial Scholarship is available to a Brookdale student in the Respiratory Therapy program; who has earned a minimum of 8 credits in this program; has a GPA of 2.5+; and has financial need. Criteria and Application

(One) Vinnie Gorman “Blue Bishops” Endowed Scholarship for 2015 for graduates of Asbury Park High School. Scholarship ranges from $300 to $600. Criteria: resident of Asbury Park or neighboring town; GPA of 3.0 or better; member of a Varsity sports team or active in other school activities; and registered to attend Brookdale in Fall 2015. Criteria and Application

(One) Kristoffer P. Anderson Memorial Culinary Scholarship of $750 for students enrolled in the Culinary Program. Criteria and Application.

(Two) Freehold Area Branch AAUW Scholarships in the amount of $,2000 each for Coastal Communiversity students. Criteria and Application.

As scholarships become available, they will be posted here.  Questions? Contact