Financial Support & Scholarships

Shoals Marine Laboratory offers financial support to all undergraduate students, and applying is easy! If you have already completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (2016-17 FAFSA), then you already have a Student Aid Report (SAR), and know your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

At this time, we do not offer financial support or scholarships to high school students.

Need-Based Scholarships

To apply for a NEED-BASED scholarship, send an email to shoals.lab@unh.edu or fax to 603.862.3151 with the following information:

  1. The SML course(s) you want to enroll in
  2. Cornell and UNH students should include their student ID number
  3. Student Aid Report with you most recent EFC* (include as a PDF from your FAFSA).
    • International students, please send your CSS profile.
  4. Once you have your award, go to our Admissions Page and follow the steps to enroll and register.

Important Note: If you apply for both a need-based and merit-based scholarship, your need-based assistance will be recalculated based on the amount of merit received.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit-based scholarship are available to Cornell and UNH students only. Minimum scholarship award is $3,000. GPA of at least 3.2 required. Deadline for receipt of all application materials is:

Cornell undergraduates: 11:59pm on February 12, 2017

UNH undergraduates: 11:59pm on March 1, 2017

To apply for a MERIT-BASED scholarship, send an email to shoals.lab@unh.edu or fax to 603.862.3151 with the following information:

  1. The SML course(s) in which you want to enroll
  2. All college transcripts (include as PDFs or have sent from your Registrar's office – official copies required)
  3. Your Student ID #
  4. One-page essay stating what it would mean for you to take a course at SML
  5. Student Aid Report from FAFSA with your 2015-16 EFC* (include as a PDF)
    • International students, please send your CSS profile.
  6.  If you receive an award, go to our Admissions Page and follow the steps to enroll and register

Important Note: If you apply for both a need-based and merit-based scholarship, your need-based scholarship will not be processed until the merit decisions have been made.

Student Staff Opportunities

Offset the cost of taking an SML course by getting a student staff job before or after your course (you cannot work during your course). SML student staff is open to all students who enroll in an SML undergraduate summer course, regardless of Federal work-study status. You must be taking an undergraduate course at SML to be eligible for a student staff job.

Learn More

Have a question?

Email shoals.lab@unh.edu for help or contact an SML Academic Coordinator:

Cornell Students

Dr. Eugene Won, email Dr. Eugene Won

UNH Students

Dr. Gregg Moore, email Dr. Moore

All Other College and High School Students

Dr. Liz Craig, email Dr. Craig