Available Scholarships

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

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/

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.

OceanFirst Scholarship Program: Forty (40) $1,000 Scholarships to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Mail your completed application with supporting documents to:

Brookdale Community College Foundation
765 Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft, NJ  07733

Submission deadline: July 1, 2023. View Application.

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. Submission deadline: September 18, 2023. Apply Online.

Robert Anthony Melita Memorial Scholarship: One (1) $1,500 Scholarship to a full-time male student participating in volunteer service. Submission deadline: September 28, 2023. Apply Online.

The Buck Smith Endowed Memorial Scholarship: Five (5) $500 scholarships to graduating high school students who will be attending Brookdale Community College in Fall 2023. Submission deadline: August 31, 2023. Apply Online.

Elaine Lapham Memorial Scholarship: One (1) $500 Scholarship to a female computer science student. Submission deadline: September 24, 2023. Apply Online.

The Delores R. Lichtig (Del Cioppo ’71) Nursing Scholarship: One (1) $1,000 Scholarship for the Fall 2023 semester. Submission deadline: August 15, 2023. Apply Online.

Huber-Kreger Scholarship: One (1) $500 scholarship to one Brookdale Community College student who graduates in May 2023 and is going on to a four-year College or University. Submission deadline: May 17, 2023. Apply Online.

T. J. Bruno Memorial Scholarship for Students with Disabilities: Ten (10) $600 scholarships will be awarded. Submission deadline: July 17, 2023. Apply Online.

Marianne Drake Memorial Scholarship: Two (2) $500 scholarships to deserving student(s) for the Fall 2023 semester at Brookdale Community College who are actively involved in Student Life activities. Submission deadline: August 15, 2023. Apply Online.

The Donna Paynton Memorial Nursing Scholarship: Two (2) $500 awards are available for the Fall 2023 semester. The recipient must have completed a minimum of 24 credits, have a GPA of 3.0 or better, have financial need, and a passion to succeed. Submission deadline: October 17, 2023. Apply Online.

Eileen Lucarelli Memorial Scholarship: One (1) $1,800 scholarship is available to a Brookdale student in the Respiratory Therapy Program who meets the scholarship criteria. Application deadline: September 22, 2023. Apply Online.

The Kristoffer P. Anderson Endowed Memorial Culinary Scholarship: One (1) $750 scholarship to a student currently enrolled in the A.A.S. Degree in Culinary Arts who submits this application and meets the scholarship criteria. Application deadline: October 15, 2023. Apply Online.

Pantry_NJ Scholarship: One (1) $1,000 scholarship to a student enrolled in the Pastry Arts Certificate program. Application deadline: October 15, 2023. Apply Online.

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). Application deadline: September 11, 2023. 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. 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 December 15 for the Spring semester. View Application.

(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. 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.

S-STEM Scholarship Program: $5,000 yearly stipend for qualifying STEM majors. More information.

Locust Point Capital Healthcare Scholarship: A $1,500 scholarship is available for a student registered in the June 2023 Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA) course. Application deadline: June 15, 2023.


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/

Count Basie Arts Impact Scholarship: At least 8 Available Scholarships & Awards for 2022-2023. Scholarship & Award application process is open to ALL Monmouth County High School seniors who are graduating in the 2022-2023 academic school year and continuing education after graduation. More information.

Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship: $1,000 Scholarship For Those Affected By Auto Accidents. Application deadline: December 15, 2023. More information.

Gerber & Holder Workers’ Compensation Attorneys: $1,000 Scholarship Essay Competition. Application deadline: May 15, 2023. More Information.

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.