Available Scholarships

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Application Deadline Extended to July 12, 2019

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

Scholarships by application for the 2019-2020 Academic Year all have a deadline of July 2, 2019.

If you have questions, you can contact Tani Ortore, Foundation Coordinator at

(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. View the PDF.

(Two) $500 Brookdale Community College Alumni Association Upper Division Scholarships are available to a December 2018 or a May 2019 graduating Brookdale student who plans to continue on to a four-year college. A faculty member must nominate the student. View the PDF.

(Three) $500 Brookdale Community College Alumni Association Youth Opportunity Scholarships are available to an incoming Monmouth County high school graduate who plans to attend Brookdale full-time in the fall of 2019. View the PDF.

(One) $500 Donna Paynton Memorial Nursing Scholarship for a student who has completed a minimum of 24 credits and has a GPA of 3.0 or better. View the PDF.

(Nine) $600 T. J. Bruno Memorial Scholarships 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 scholarship is available to provide tuition assistance to Monmouth County incoming high school students who will attend Brookdale in Fall 2019. Qualified applicants include those students who are classified and determined eligible for special education and related services under provision of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA). This scholarship is renewable for a second year, based on satisfactory academic record at Brookdale. View the PDF.

(Two) $750 Corrine Gramas Memorial Music Scholarships for students who have earned a minimum of 15 credits in the Music Option and a GPA of 2.5 or better. View the PDF.

(Four) $500 Alumni Association Harry V. Weber, Jr., Endowed Memorial Scholarships are available to Brookdale second year students enrolled in Nursing or Political Science; although students enrolled in other programs of study are also eligible. View the PDF.

(One) $500 Roger Price Conant Memorial Scholarship created in loving memory of our former colleague and friend. For students enrolled in one of the following programs: Media Studies, A.A.; Communications Media A.A.S., or Environmental and Earth Sciences A.S. View the PDF.

(One) $500 Vinnie Gorman “Blue Bishops” Scholarship for a 2019 Asbury Park High School graduate with Grade Point Average of B or better, registered to attend Brookdale in fall 2019 and a member of varsity sports team or active in community service. View the PDF.

(One) $750 Kristoffer Anderson Memorial Culinary Scholarship for a student enrolled in the A.A.S. Culinary Degree Program and has a GPA of 3.5 or more in Culinary Art Classes. View the PDF.

(One) $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 in the fall 2019, one of which is RDIO 295 or RDIO 299. View the PDF.

(One) $500 Officer Kenneth F. Tietjen Memorial Scholarship is available to graduates of Monmouth County high schools and who are registered to attend Brookdale Community College as a Criminal Justice Major in the fall of 2019. View the PDF.

(One) $1,800 Eileen Lucarelli Memorial Scholarship is available to a Brookdale student in the Respiratory Therapy program; who has earned a minimum of 8 credits in this program; has a GPA of 2.5+; and has financial need. View the PDF.

(One) $1,000 Delores Lichtig Nursing Scholarship. Delores (DeDe) Lichtig is a graduate of the first nursing class at Brookdale Community College. She created this scholarship in appreciation for both the education she received and the subsequent opportunities granted during her nursing career. View the PDF.

(One) $500 Marianne Drake Memorial Scholarship is offered to students by application and will be awarded to a deserving student(s) at Brookdale Community College who is actively involved in Student Life activities, has solid academic performance (unofficial transcript ok) and has financial need. View the PDF.

(Three) $500 Buck Smith Memorial Scholarships for Monmouth County High School students graduating in June 2017 and registered to attend Brookdale in fall 2019. View the PDF.

(Two) $1,250 Huber-Kreger Scholarship is available to one Brookdale Community College student who graduates in May 2019 and is going on to a four year College or University. View the PDF.

(One) $300 Cheryl Cummings Scholarship for a student currently enrolled in the Pastry Arts Credit Certificate program. View the PDF.