Give to Shoals

Thank you for your interest in supporting SML. Your gift, no matter the size, makes a big difference for SML students and island operations!

To give online:

SML is operated by Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire.
Each institution has a secure server to facilitate your online gift:

New Giving Option: Become a Shoals Sustainer!

Now you can show your support for SML all year long by becoming a monthly “Shoals Sustainer” through secure online giving at Cornell or UNH.

Here’s how:

  1. Select which University you’d like to give through by clicking one of the links above.
  2. Enter your monthly contribution and select the “Recurring” option.
  3. Follow the prompts to initiate your monthly gifts.
  4. Thank you for becoming a Shoals Sustainer!

Questions? Email Amy Fish at

To give via mail:

Checks payable to "Shoals Marine Laboratory"

To make a gift via UNH please send to:
UNH Foundation
Elliott Alumni Center
9 Edgewood Road
Durham, NH 03824

To make a gift via Cornell please send to:
Cornell University
Box 37334
Boone, IA 50037-0334

Why give?

"One of the many reasons I give to SML is to support the unique interdisciplinary research and learning opportunities on Appledore Island. The place-based, experiential learning allows students to take charge of their education and have authentic research experiences."

–​ Kate Hester Siler (SML '91, UNH '94, Cornell MAT '99)

photo of Kate Hester Siler at Shoals in 2010

SML announces the new Laurie Johnson Memorial Scholarship at SML!

Please consider donating to help support Cornell undergraduates in memory of Laurie Johnson, a true Shoaler who is loved and missed by all at SML. Funds will help need-based scholars attend Shoals courses on Appledore Island.

STEP 1: Follow this link to Cornell's secure giving site.

STEP 2: Input your scholarship donation amount for the "Shoals Marine Laboratory Fund"

STEP 3: In the text box for "Other" notes, please indicate "Laurie Johnson Memorial Scholarship”

Feel free to contact Jennifer Seavey if you have any questions or need assistance. Thank you!

Other ways to give to Shoals:
  • Gifts of stocks or securities
  • Planned giving and bequests
  • Workplace giving

Please contact to explore these options.


Photo of SML students with a Thank You Donors sign