Give to Shoals

Photo of SML students with a Thank You Donors sign

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

January 2018 update: We did it! We exceeded our $250,000 SML Fund goal for calendar year 2017! The generosity and support of our donors inspires and enables SML staff and faculty to bring innovative, engaging, and experiential programs to SML, year after year. Thank you, THANK YOU! Now onward to 2018!

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:

To give via mail:

Checks payable to "Shoals Marine Laboratory"
Mail to SML's main office. Address:
Shoals Marine Laboratory
Morse Hall Suite 113
8 College Road
Durham, NH 03824

In 2016, SML surpassed our goal for the 2016 SML Fund campaign during our 50th Anniversary Year! Our dedicated community of supporters contributed to the 2016 SML Fund via 400 individual gifts, totaling just over $265,000! That's $15,000 beyond our $250,000 goal. When we reached the $100,000 milestone over the summer, the SML Fund received a $25,000 boost thanks to a matching grant from the Saquish Foundation.

Click here to learn what a gift to Shoals Marine Laboratory will support. 

Thank you for your generosity and support!

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!

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