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 Federal Application for Student Aid (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

You may also search for scholarships offered by outside organizations at

If you have questions, you can contact Tani Ortore, Foundation Coordinator at


Frank Whyman Scholarship for Immigrant Students.  This scholarship is open to any Brookdale 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 22, 2021. View the PDF.

(40) $1,000 OceanFirst Foundation Scholarships for students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and registered as a full time student (12 credits or more) for fall 2021. Application deadline:  June 30, 2021. View the PDF.

(One) $500 Huber-Kreger Scholarship for a Graduating Student is available to a Brookdale student who graduates in May 2021 and is going on to a 4-year College or University. A GPA of 3.0 or above, and letter of recommendation from a Brookdale faculty member is required.  Application deadline:  May 3, 2021. View the PDF.

(Two) $500 Brookdale Alumni Association Upper Division Scholarships available to a December 2020 or May 2021 graduating Brookdale student who plans to continue on to a four-year college.  A faculty member must nominate the student. Application deadline:  May 3, 2021. View the PDF.

(One) $500 WJLP / PMCM-TV Scholarship WJLP-TV, serving the New Jersey/New York market, invites you to apply for a $1,000 scholarship for the Fall 2021 semester.  Qualified candidates must be enrolled in Media Studies Option, Humanities AA, Radio or TV , a New Jersey resident, GPA 3.0+, Registered at Brookdale as a full time student (12 or more credits). Application deadline is July 9, 2021. View the Application.

(One) $500 James V. Palumbo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for a student athlete who has completed two years of eligibility, has earned a minimum of 24 credits and has a GPA of 3.0 or better. Application deadline: March 31, 2021  View the Application.

(One) $1700 Theo Gade Endowed Memorial Radio Broadcasting Scholarship is available to currently enrolled Brookdale student who is 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 spring 2021, one of which is RDIO 295 or RDIO 299. Application deadline:  March 31, 2021 View the Application.

$2000 American Association of University Women (AAUW) Lew Williams and Joan Odud Scholarships for Women 25 or older; Residents of Colts Neck, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Howell, Manalapan, Marlboro, Monroe, or Morganville; Enrollment in an accredited bachelor’s program (minimum 60 completed credits) or master’s program (minimum 6 completed credits); A GPA of “B” or higher. Submission of all application materials (application, transcripts and two letters of recommendation) must be made by July 31, 2021. Visit the AAUW website for further information on criteria and to learn about previous scholarship winners. Qualified students who are interested should contact the following for applications or if they have questions:

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:

(Twenty) $500 Wilbur Ray Memorial Scholarship: As part of the Brookdale Community College COVID-19 response and support initiatives, the Wilbur Ray Memorial Scholarship will provide twenty $500 scholarships for Spring 2021. The scholarship is available to diverse (students of color) incoming high school and currently enrolled Brookdale students. Visit website for more information about the scholarship and application details. Application deadline is January 11, 2021. View PDF

Please check back on April 30, 2021 for the Wilbur Ray Scholarship application for the fall 2021 semester.