Asbury Park College Promise

  • State: New Jersey
  • Coverage: Asbury Park High School
  • Status: Active
  • Institution Type: 2 - year
  • Funding: last dollar
  • Year(s): 2017
  • Funding Source: private
  • Matriculation Age: recent high school graduates only
  • Semester(s) Covered: four semesters

School(s): Brookdale Community College

The Asbury Park College Promise program offers college scholarships to eligible Asbury Park High School students who complete a comprehensive college readiness program beginning in the 11th grade. The last-dollar scholarship covers costs for up to 64 credits toward a Brookdale associate degree or certificate. It will fund a student’s remaining tuition and fees that are not covered by Pell Grants, state assistance funds, or other scholarships.

The Asbury Park College Promise program makes an effort to promote college success with the help of the entire family, requiring parents to attend orientation sessions. Meanwhile, the students are offered a variety of academic enrichment courses, career workshops, college preparatory courses and mentorship opportunities to help them succeed in college and beyond.

The Asbury Promise is funded for the next three years through a $240,000 grant that the Jules L. Plangere, Jr., Family Foundation made to the Brookdale Community College Foundation.

  • Address:
    910 Fourth Avenue
  • Asbury Park, NJ 07712
  • United States
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    (732) 776-2606

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