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


The Caroline Huber Memorial Scholarship

The Caroline Huber Memorial Scholarship is offering 10 (Ten) $1,000.00 scholarships to students who meet the following criteria:   

This award is for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Deadline is August 31, 2021 | Apply online

The Roger Lyman Memorial Scholarship

The Roger Lyman Memorial Scholarship is offering 2 (Two) $1,100.00 scholarships to students who meet the following criteria:

Demonstrated Financial Need

This award is for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Deadline is August 31, 2021 | Apply online

The Jean Badgley Memorial Scholarship for First Generation Students

The Brookdale Community College Foundation received a donation from the estate of Jean Badgley.  In 1969, Dr. Badgley became part of the founding faculty at the College where she taught Philosophy until 2002. She was also a Dean at Brookdale at two separate times in her long career. The Foundation will award four (4) Jean L. Badgley Memorial scholarships to first generation first-year students for Fall 2021. A committee comprised of Brookdale Community College staff will review and evaluate the applications.


Deadline for applications is August 31, 2021 | Apply Online

The Donna Paynton Memorial Nursing Scholarship

This $500 award is for the fall 2021 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. Students meeting the scholarship criteria are encouraged to apply. The scholarship funds will be credited to the recipient’s Brookdale account.

Deadline is October 31, 2021 | Apply online


(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.

Mesothelioma Hub Scholarship: Mesothelioma Hub is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one student who submits the finest essay. The full list of requirements, writing prompts, and more can be found here. While only the first-place winner will be granted the scholarship money, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be published on the Mesothelioma Hub website, promoted on their social media accounts, and highlighted in a Mesothelioma Hub press release. (A great resume builder!) Deadline: December 31, 2021