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 Margaret Agha, Confidential Assistant to the Vice President of Advancement at


(One) $4,000 Kane Brewery Scholarship. Kane Brewing Company is offering a $4,000 scholarship to an incoming Monmouth County high school graduate attending their first year at Brookdale during the 2021-2022 academic year.  Kane Brewing Company is devoted to increasing educational opportunities in the communities in which we operate. Our aim in this effort is to lessen the financial burden on hard-working, talented students so that they can focus their energy on achieving their academic and career goals, ultimately empowering them to give back to their communities in their own way.

Candidates will meet the following criteria:  plan to graduate from a Monmouth County public high school in May/June 2021, maintained high school GPA of 3.5+, registered full time (12+ credits) for the fall semester at Brookdale, has financial need and has filed FAFSA for 2021-22, has community service experience.

Application deadline:  July 15, 2021.

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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.

(Ten) $600 T. J. Bruno Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. The Brookdale Community College Foundation is honored to announce the T. J. Bruno Memorial Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. This Endowed Scholarship was formed by Tony and Claudia Bruno and family friends Eleanor and Roger Dolan in memory of their son who died in 1999 at the age of 34. This $600 scholarship is to provide tuition assistance to Monmouth County incoming high school students who will attend Brookdale in Fall 2021. Qualified applicants include those students who are classified and determined eligible for special education and related services under provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). This scholarship is renewable for a second year, based on satisfactory academic record at Brookdale. Application Deadline: May 31, 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 (1) $761 COVID – 19 Frontline Worker Scholarship is available for any Brookdale student studying in a program or worked in the fields that is considered a category in frontline work during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The recipient must have completed a minimum of 12 credits, have a GPA of 2.5 or better, and the financial need. One $761 scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2021. The scholarship funds will be credited to the recipients Brookdale account. The categories that are considered frontline work are as follows: Auto Technologies, Psychology, Culinary, Education, Hospitality, Criminal Justice and any Health Science and or Healthcare Administration. Deadline for applications is July 16, 2021, 3:00PM. View the Application.

(One) $1,000 Delores Lichtig Nursing Scholarship is available for the fall 2021 semester to a nursing student with a GPA of 2.5+ and has earned a minimum of 12 credits.  Application deadline:  July 16, 2021. View the Application.

(2) $500 Marianne Drake Memorial Scholarships is offered to students by application and will be awarded to a deserving student(s) at Brookdale who is actively involved in Student life activities, has solid academic performance, and has financial need.  Application deadline:  July 16, 2021. View the Application.

(Five) $500 Buck Smith Memorial Scholarships are available for Monmouth County High School students graduating in June 2021 and are registered full time (12+ credits) at Brookdale for the fall 2021 semester. Application deadline:  July 23, 2021. View the Application.

(Two) $500 Elaine Lapham Memorial Scholarships are available for female students majoring, or taking a Computer Science course, 3.0 GPA or higher, has earned at least 8 credits at Brookdale, and is registered for fall 2021 semester for at least 6 credits. Application deadline:  July 16, 2021. View the Application.

(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: May 3, 2021. View the Application.

(Two) $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 for the fall 2021 semester, one of which is RDIO 295 or RDIO 299. Application deadline:  July 16, 2021.  View the Application.

(12) $225 Book Scholarships for STEM students.  A generous donor is making it possible for the Brookdale Foundation to award $225 Book Scholarships to students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) institute for the fall 2021 semester to students who meet the following criteria: enrolled in STEM Institute, GPA 3.0+, Full-Time Student (12+ credits for fall 2021).  The first 12 students meeting the criteria will receive a $225 Brookdale Bookstore giftcard. View the PDF.

$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) 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.