Available Scholarships

There are many scholarships made available by the Brookdale Foundation and the Brookdale Alumni Association.

For a complete list of opportunities, contact Margaret Agha, Confidential Assistant to the Vice President of Advancement at magha@brookdalecc.edu

You may also search for scholarships offered by outside organizations at http://www.fastweb.com/


Caroline Huber Memorial Scholarship: 10 (Ten) $1,000.00 scholarships to students in Humanities major of Creative Writing, English, Media Studies, Public Relations or Journalism; and who demonstrate financial need. Submission deadline: September 9, 2022. Apply Online.

Michael DeStefano Memorial Scholarship: Two (2) $500 scholarships to full-time students in Nursing or Accounting majors with GPA of 2.9 or greater. Submission deadline: September 7, 2022. Apply Online.

Buck Smith Endowed Memorial Scholarship: Five (5) $500 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school students who will be attending Brookdale Community College in Fall 2022. Submission deadline: August 31, 2022. Apply Online.

OceanFirst Bank Scholarship: Forty (40) $1,000 Scholarships available to students with minimum GPA of 3.0 who meet residency requirements. Submission deadline: July 1, 2022. View Application.

Eileen Lucarelli Memorial Scholarship was created by Anthony Lucarelli in loving tribute to Eileen Lucarelli, a graduate of Brookdale.  One (1) $1,800 scholarship is available to a Brookdale student in the Respiratory Therapy Program who meets the scholarship criteria. Submission deadline: September 7, 2022. Apply Online.

Theo Gade Endowed Memorial Radio Broadcasting Scholarship: One (1) $1,700 scholarship is available to a second-year student in Humanities Program A.A. Degree/Broadcasting Option or Communications Media Program A.A.S. Degree/Radio Broadcasting Option. Submission deadline: August 31, 2022. Apply Online.

The Marianne Drake Memorial Scholarship: Brookdale faculty, staff and family and friends created this scholarship to honor the memory of our colleague and friend Marianne Drake, a long-time employee of the college who passed away in the fall of 2015. Two (2) $500 scholarships will be awarded to deserving student(s) for the Fall 2022 semester at Brookdale Community College who are actively involved in Student Life activities, has solid academic performance (unofficial transcript ok) and has financial need. Submission deadline: August 15, 2022. Apply Online.

Elaine Lapham Memorial Scholarship: One (1) $500 Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2022 semester for a female student majoring in, or taking Computer Science courses. Submission deadline: August 31, 2022. Apply Online.

The Jean Badgley Memorial Scholarship for First Generation Students: One (1) $1,000 Jean L. Badgley Memorial scholarships to a first generation first-year student for Fall 2022. A committee comprised of Brookdale Community College staff will review and evaluate the applications. Submission deadline: August 31, 2022. Apply Online.

The Delores R. Lichtig (Del Cioppo ’71) Nursing Scholarship: One (1) $1,000 scholarship for fall 2022 semester, for a student currently in her/his final year of the Brookdale Nursing program, with financial need and a passion to succeed. Submission deadline: August 15, 2022. Apply Online.

Carl Francese Endowed Memorial Scholarship: The Brookdale Community College Foundation is honored to announce the Carl Francese Endowed Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship was formed in memory of Carl Francese, who was a History Professor at Brookdale Community College for 46 years. Two ($500) scholarships will be awarded. Submission deadline: September 7, 2022. Apply Online.

The Frank Whyman Scholarship for Immigrant Students: This scholarship is open to any Brookdale Community College student, who is registered for at least six credits and who is not eligible to complete the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). Application deadline is July 15th for the Fall semester and November 15th for the Spring semester. View Application.

T. J. Bruno Memorial Scholarship for Students with Disabilities: Ten ($600) scholarships will be awarded. Submission Deadline: June 2, 2022. Apply Online.

Ben’s Original Seat at the Table Fund Scholarship: The Ben’s Original Seat at the Table Fund will be managed by UNCF and will cover education-related expenses for students towards the completion of either a food science or culinary arts certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree. View Application Information.


A Huber-Kreger Scholarship of $500 is available to one Brookdale Community College student who graduates in May 2022 and is going on to a four year College or University. Submission Deadline: May 2, 2022. Apply Online.

(Twenty) Wilbur Ray Memorial Scholarships: As part of the Brookdale Community College COVID-19 response and support initiatives, the Wilbur Ray Memorial Scholarship will provide twenty scholarships for Fall 2021. The scholarship is available to full-time & part-time diverse (students of color) incoming high school and currently enrolled Brookdale students. Full-time students taking 12 or more credits are eligible for a $1000 scholarship. Part-time students taking at least 6 credits are eligible for a $500 scholarship. Visit website for more information about the scholarship and application details. Application deadline is July 31st for fall semester and January 15th for the spring semester. VIEW APPLICATION.

Allied Van Lines is a large moving company and is looking to provide a scholarship to three students who major in logistics, supply chain management, business, or a similar field. Each scholarship is $1,000 and is available to current students and those enrolling in college. Deadline is December 15, 2022. View Application.

Design Your Future Scholarship is designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields, awarding $5,000 each year. View Application.

1st Art Gallery Art & Design Scholarship: This scholarship is designed to help students become successful in a career focused on art or design. View Application.

The Freehold branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW): Scholarships of $2000 for the academic year 2022-2023 are available from the Freehold Branch of AAUW. The scholarships are named for outstanding volunteers: the Lew Williams and Joan Odud Scholarships. Funding for these scholarships is contingent upon the amounts raised by the annual June AAUW Book Sale in Freehold, New Jersey. Criteria include:

Qualified students who are interested should contact the following for applications or if they have questions: freeholdaauwscholarships@gmail.com

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Scholarship Program is pleased to be the administrator of scholarship opportunities provided by our partners to assist in defraying some of your college expenditures. Please review each scholarship’s criteria carefully to see if you qualify, since each partner may have differing requirements. View Information.

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders created a scholarship program for Brookdale graduates who are residents of Monmouth County planning to attend Monmouth University. Nine (9) Eligible students can receive $5,000 per academic year for up to two consecutive years.  Students must meet certain criteria. For more information contact the Monmouth University Financial Aid department: https://www.monmouth.edu/finaid/contacting-the-financial-aid-office/