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


James V. Palumbo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: One (1) $500 scholarship open to students who have completed a minimum of 24 credits, have a GPA of 3.0 or better, have financial need and a student athlete who has completed two years of eligibility. Deadline September 30, 2022. Apply Online.

Pantry_NJ Scholarship: One (1) $1,000 scholarship for the Fall 2022 semester to a student majoring in the Pastry Arts Certificate program. Submission deadline: September 12, 2022. Apply Online.

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; and who demonstrate financial need. Submission deadline: September 29, 2022. Apply Online.

Robert Anthony Melita Memorial Scholarship: Two (2) $1,500 scholarships to Male Students who are Full Time (12 credits or more) with GPA of 3.0 in Senior Year of High School and can show proof of Volunteer Service. Submission deadline: November 3, 2022. Apply Online.

The Kane Brewing Company Scholarship: One (1) $4,000 scholarship to an incoming Monmouth County high school graduate attending their first year at Brookdale during the 2022-2023 academic year, Course of Study in Business, Hospitality or Science. Submission deadline: October 19, 2022.  Apply Online.

Chef David Burke Scholarship: One (1) $2,500 scholarship is available to a Brookdale student majoring in Culinary & Hospitality Management in their second semester of the program or beyond. Submission deadline: September 16, 2022. Apply Online.

Donna Paynton Memorial Nursing Scholarship: Two (2) $500 scholarships to students who have completed a minimum of 24 credits, with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Submission deadline: October 17, 2022. Apply Online.

Corporate Resource Alliance Scholarship: Two (2) $500 scholarships to students registered for classes located exclusively at the Freehold Campus. Submission deadline: November 15, 2022. 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. Submission deadline: October 17, 2022. Apply Online.

Elaine Lapham Memorial Scholarship: One (1) $500 Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2022 semester for a female student majoring in, or taking Computer Science courses. Submission deadline: September 25, 2022. 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 November 15th 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 websitefor 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.

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/

Neal Davis Law Scholarship Essay Contest: One (1) $1000 scholarship to an eligible student. View Application.

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.

Allied Van Lines is a large moving company and is looking to provide a scholarship to three students who major in logistics, supply chain management, business, or a similar field. Each scholarship is $1,000 and is available to current students and those enrolling in college. Deadline is December 15, 2022. View Application.

Design Your Future Scholarship is designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields, awarding $5,000 each year. View Application.

1st Art Gallery Art & Design Scholarship: This scholarship is designed to help students become successful in a career focused on art or design. View Application.

The Freehold branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW): Scholarships of $2000 for the academic year 2022-2023 are available from the Freehold Branch of AAUW. The scholarships are named for outstanding volunteers: the Lew Williams and Joan Odud Scholarships. Funding for these scholarships is contingent upon the amounts raised by the annual June AAUW Book Sale in Freehold, New Jersey. Criteria include:

Qualified students who are interested should contact the following for applications or if they have questions: freeholdaauwscholarships@gmail.com