Available Scholarships

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

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

You will need to know your Brookdale email address and password to access many of these forms. If you need help with your email and password, please call the Teaching & Learning Center at 732-224-2089.

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


Scholarships by Application

The following are scholarships by application. Please review the applications for criteria and deadlines to submit. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Only the recipient of a scholarship will receive an award letter via email once the selection process has been completed.


Current Available Scholarships

This list is periodically updated; please check back regularly to find scholarships that meet your criteria.

Elaine Baran Scholarship for Study Abroad:  One-Three (1-3) $500 – $1,500 scholarships can be awarded to eligible students seeking to participate in a Brookdale study abroad program. Application deadlines are October 15 and March 15, each year. Download the application here. 

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 June 15th for the Fall semester and November 15 for the Spring semester. View Application.

Wilbur Ray Memorial Scholarship: The Wilbur Ray Memorial Scholarship will provide scholarships to full and 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.

Harry Joseph Kegelman, V Scholarship: One (1) $1,500 scholarship for the Fall term for a Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School graduate who will be continuing their studies full time at Brookdale. Deadline July 15, 2024. View Application.

OceanFirst Foundation Scholarships: Thirty (30) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to applicants with a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of application and must provide a copy of their high school or college transcript. If your transcript is already on file with the College/University you are attending, you do not need to resend. Scholarship recipients may only use the scholarship for direct educational expenses. Deadline is July 1, 2024. View Application Here.

The T.J. Bruno Memorial Scholarship for Students with Disabilities: Ten (10) $600 scholarships will be awarded to students currently enrolled or a graduate of a Monmouth County High School and is classified and determined eligible for special education and related services under provision of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA). Deadline is July 17, 2024. View Application Here.

Kaufman Family Scholarship for ESL Students: One (1) $500 scholarship is available to a student studying English as a Second Language (ESL) who is not eligible to complete the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are encouraged to apply for the New Jersey Alternative Financial Application, a state financial aid application which does not have a US citizenship requirement. Deadline is August 26, 2024. View Application Here.

The DonnaLyn Giegerich Onwards and UpWards scholarship: Three (3) $500 Scholarships for Nursing students who will graduate in December 2024. Deadline is September 25, 2024. View Application Here.

Pantry_NJ Scholarship: One (1) $1,000 scholarship is available for the Fall 2024 Semester. This scholarship is open to full or part-time students enrolled in the Pastry Arts Certificate program. Deadline is September 29, 2024. View Application Here.

Two (2) $500 scholarships are available for Loss of Parent or Parent with a Debilitating Illness or Injury within the last two years. Full or part-time student. Deadline is August 25, 2024. View Application Here.

Addiction Studies Scholarship: One (1) $500 scholarship is available for a full or part-time student pursuing a degree in Human Services, Addiction Studies for the Fall semester. Deadline is September 26, 2024. View Application Here.

The Eileen Lucarelli Memorial Scholarship: One (1) $1,800 scholarship is available to a Brookdale student in the Respiratory Therapy Program who has earned a minimum of 12 credits and has filed the 2024-25 FAFSA.This award is for the 2024 academic year. Deadline is September 22, 2024. View Application Here.

Professor Kenneth R. Duffié Memorial Scholarship: One (1) $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring or minoring in Accounting, Business, or Economics. Deadline is August 19, 2024. View Application Here.

Scholarship for Respiratory Care Students: Five (5) $1,000 scholarships available for a students majoring in Respiratory Care. Deadline August 19, 2024. View Application Here.

Dr. Anita Voogt Family Scholarship: Two (2) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to full or part-time students that are current residents of Long Branch, preferably a Long Branch High School graduate. Deadline is September 8, 2024. View Application Here.

First-Gen Trailblazer Scholarship: One (1) $600 scholarship will be awarded to a full or part time student who is first in their families to pursue higher education. Deadline is September 6, 2024. View Application Here.


Scholarships from Other Organizations:

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/

Allied Van Lines Scholarship Opportunity: Three (3) $1,000 scholarships for students whose area of study focuses on logistics and moving-related fields. Deadline is December 15, 2024. View Application.

Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship for those affected by auto accidents. Deadline is December 15More information.

BestColleges Scholarship for Black Women in STEM: Five (5) $6,000 scholarships to Black women who are currently who are currently enrolled or intend to enroll in a degree program in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Deadline is July 15, 2024. View Details and Application here: https://www.bestcolleges.com/scholarship/

Lounge Lizard Web Design Scholarship: $1,000 Awarded Semi-Annually for Fall & Spring Semesters & Design Critique From Ken Braun, Founder & Chief Creative Officer. View Application.

The Finch College Alumni Foundation Trust Transferring Scholarship: Two (2) $2,500 scholarships, totaling $5,000, are available to eligible woman, age 22 years or older, graduating from a local community college and transferring to an accredited college or university in the United States. A 3.5 grade point average. Acceptance letter from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States. United States citizenship or permanent United States Green Card. Deadline is May 1 of transfer year. View Details and Application here: Scholarships | Finch (finchcollege.org)


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