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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

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 faoffice@brookdalecc.edu

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

If you have questions, you can contact Tani Ortore, Foundation Coordinator at jortore@brookdalecc.edu


THE DEADLINE FOR ALL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO AUGUST 26, 2020.

SCHOLARSHIPS BY APPLICATION (PLEASE REVIEW THE APPLICATIONS FOR CRITERIA AND DEADLINES TO SUBMIT. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BOT BE CONSIDERED.


The Frank Whyman Scholarship for Immigrant Students: Applicants will be selected based on qualities traditionally demonstrated by the immigrant community: hard work, resourcefulness, perseverance in the face of adversity, academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to one’s community. Those chosen will be the recipient of one scholarship ranging from $500-$1000 for the spring 2021 term. Students who are past recipients of this scholarship are encouraged to reapply. View PDF.

(10) $1,000 Jean Badgley Memorial Scholarships for first-generation students registered as a full-time student (12 credits or more) for fall 2020.  View PDF. 

(Twenty) $500 Wilbur Ray Memorial Scholarship: As part of the Brookdale Community College COVID-19 response and support initiatives, the Wilbur Ray Memorial Scholarship will provide twenty $500 scholarships for Fall 2020. The scholarship is available to diverse (students of color) incoming high school and currently enrolled Brookdale students. Visit website for more information about the scholarship and application details. Application deadline is July 31, 2020. View PDF

(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.

(One) $500 S.M.I.LE. Delta Dental Scholarships for students enrolled in the Dental Radiology Technology program in fall 2020. Deadline for application is June 8, 2020. View the PDF.

(Two) $500 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.

(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 2020 Asbury Park High School graduate with Grade Point Average of B or better, registered to attend Brookdale in fall 2020 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 2020, 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 2020. 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.

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/