OceanFirst Foundation awards Brookdale $40,000 for scholarships

The OceanFirst Foundation awarded $40,000 to the Brookdale Community College Foundation, giving it the opportunity to provide 40 $1,000 scholarships to deserving students to continue their college education in the 2022-2023 academic year.

OceanFirst Foundation has a longstanding tradition of supporting higher education. In the 13 years of the OceanFirst Scholarship Program, $3.7 million has been awarded to more than 2,500 students across OceanFirst Bank’s New Jersey footprint to help them pursue their dream of higher education.

Brookdale President David Stout said the school was thrilled to get the donation.

“I am grateful for our partnership with OceanFirst Foundation that has granted over 600 scholarships to Brookdale students throughout the years and whose careers they have helped to launch,” he said. “I know receiving a scholarship is so meaningful, because it means someone believes in you and is willing to put their resources behind you. I was a scholarship recipient myself and understand the transformative impact a scholarship can have.”

OceanFirst Foundation is not only supporting students on their educational journey by allowing them to focus their attention on their continuing personal development needs, but also making a worthwhile contribution to their future success.

“Through the generosity of organizations like OceanFirst, Brookdale Community College Foundation awards a number of scholarships for our students,” Vice President of Advancement Nancy Kaari said. “Last year, the foundation was able to provide over $700,000 in scholarship, grants and program support.”