Give to Shoals

Give to Shoals

Your support makes a difference!

Your gifts provide much needed financial assistance to SML students, allow expansion of academic programs, attract top faculty members, and help SML maintain a sustainable community on Appledore Island.

"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)

A gift to Shoals Marine Laboratory, no matter the size, will support:

1. Student Scholarships

SML proudly provides need-based and merit-based scholarships to all students in need. Help us make a summer courses at SML widely available to all interested students by giving to Student Scholarships today! 

2. Research Internships

Research internships provide unique fieldwork opportunities for undergrads, which improve their resumes and often their first real-world science experience. Support is critical to the successful training of these developing scientists!

3. Faculty Support

The courses offered at the Shoals Marine Laboratory are taught by leaders in the fields of marine science and ecology. Your support helps us continue to attract top-notch professors to help us train tomorrow's  science leaders! 

4. Island Operations

Appledore Island is located 7 miles off the coast. Between vessel maintenance, building maintenance, supplying our own water and energy - operating costs are understandably high. A donation to SML goes a long way to offset some of these costs!

5. Capital Projects

Boats and buildings are on our current list of capital project needs. Grants, foundations and private donors make these critical infrastructure upgrades possible.

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:

give via Cornell

give via UNH

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

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.