Lab on Appledore, photo by Jeremy Gasowski
Dear Friends of the Shoals Marine Laboratory,

Did you know that 80% of college students across the country require financial support to afford college? This is true for SML students as well. Without the support of our donors, most of our students would not be able to have the advanced, immersive science experiences available at SML each summer.

Offering multiple modes of learning to students is a hallmark of our high-impact educational experiences. Shoals students move from reading, to lectures, to interactive field experiences each day on Appledore Island. Facilitating this hands-on training is a diverse community of scholars and scientists that greatly enhances the learning environment.  

This is the recipe for a truly life-changing experience that you enable through your support of SML.

Right now, students from around the world are contacting us, looking for unique marine science research and educational programs designed just for them. Knowing that most of these high achieving, motivated students will need financial support to grab this unique opportunity, we ask for your help.  

Last summer, out of all the students who applied for scholarships, we were only able to offer financial aid to 63% of them.

We know our programs are world-class and life-changing. The SML students who you support are carrying out long-term research, transforming from students to scientists, and becoming environmentally conscious citizens who can navigate a rapidly changing world. At SML, we work with hundreds of undergraduates who are excited to engage with science and make a difference. We need your help to support and train them. 

Please change a student’s life by giving generously to the Shoals Marine Laboratory Fund today.
With deep appreciation and warm holiday wishes,
Jennifer Seavey, Ph.D.
Kingsbury Executive Director
Shoals Marine Laboratory
P.S. If you have already made your 2019 gift, all of us at SML are grateful for your contribution!
“The hands-on learning environment was unlike anything I've ever experienced, and I had a smile on my face each day. I feel so lucky to have taken this course—to live on Appledore Island, perform a caudal venipuncture on a real shark, assist in the tagging of two blue sharks, learn so much valuable information, and make such wonderful friends. I cherish my experience here, and I can't wait to study sharks for the rest of my life!”
-2019 Shark Biology and Conservation student
Shoals Marine Laboratory is a joint partnership between Cornell University
and the University of New Hampshire.