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.

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. 

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 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-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.

Dr. Anita Voogt Family Scholarship:  Two (2) $1,000 Scholarships will be awarded. Open to Full or Part-time students that are a current resident of Long Branch, NJ, preferably a Long Branch High School graduate. Preference is given to First generation students, Single parent, Transgender, and Females in STEM.  Deadline is January 31, 2024.  View Application.

Cheryl Cummings Memorial Scholarship: Two (2) $600 Scholarships will be awarded for Spring 2024 Semester to students currently enrolled and have completed a minimum of 12 credits in the Pastry Arts Certificate program. Deadline is January 28, 2024. View Application.

Pantry_NJ Scholarship:  One (1) $1,000 Scholarship available for Spring 2024 Semester. This scholarship is open to Full or Part-time students enrolled in the Pastry Arts Certificate program and meet the criteria on the application. Deadline is January 29, 2024. View Application.

James A. Schmitt, Ph.D. Scholarship:  One (1) $4,500 Scholarship for the Spring 2024 Semester. This scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an outstanding Full-time Brookdale student majoring in Mathematics, Physics, or Engineering. Deadline is January 31, 2024.  View Application.

Dr. Elaine H. Olaoye Scholarship Inspired by the works of Philip Zimbardo: Two (2) $150 Scholarships for the Spring 2024 Semester. This scholarship is for a student researching and writing a paper related to Social Psychology or Social Justice. Minority Students will be given preference. Must be majored in Social Sciences. Deadline is February 5, 2024. View Application.

Collector Car Hobby – Mid-Jersey Region AACA Scholarship: One (1) $1,000 Scholarship for the Fall 2024 to a Full or Part-time student who is in the Automotive Technology Program pursuing a degree in either AAS Automotive Technology or AAS General Motors Automotive Service. The applicant must reside in New Jersey and attend Award Ceremony in Cream Ridge, NJ. Deadline is March 20, 2024. View Application.

Michael Fowler Memorial Scholarship: One (1) $600 Scholarship for students majoring in Fashion or Marketing. Deadline is January 29, 2024. View Application.

Robert J. Collins Endowed Memorial Scholarship: One (1) $1,000 Scholarship for students majoring in Social Science/Political Science option, has 24+ credits earned, and is a Monmouth County Resident. Deadline is January 17, 2024. View Application.


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/

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

CKitchen Educational Funding Program: The scholarship program is currently giving a $2,000 grant to an eligible student to aid in continuing his or her studies in the applied sciences, culinary arts or hospitality industries.  More information.

Erik Van Ness Scholarship for Broadcast Students: $1,000 from Townsquare Media New Jersey: $1,000 scholarship for NJ broadcast students. More information.