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MLML Student Scholarships 2021

$17,200
114%
Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
168 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on July 01, at 11:00 PM PDT
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MLML Student Scholarships 2021

Who are we?

We are the graduate students at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML). MLML and San José State University administer the Master of Science in Marine Science program for California State Universities in northern and central California, which is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in both education and research. Our marine operations department, active research diving program, and state of the art equipment allow for cutting edge research in a wide variety of disciplines including: marine ecology; the biology of seaweeds, invertebrates, fishes, turtles, birds, and mammals; oceanography and marine geology; chemistry and biogeochemistry. MLML is known for a hands-on, field-oriented approach which places our students, faculty, researchers, and staff at the frontiers of marine science worldwide where discoveries are being made. MLML provides the skills and training so students become successful scientists, teachers and resource managers serving societal needs involving marine issues.

Why are we raising money?

Every year, MLML students come together to raise funds for scholarships that support student research. Typically, we organize and run a large, two-day educational fundraising event called the MLML Open House. The goal of this event is to engage members of the public in educational activities and display the research that is made possible by these student scholarships. 

To minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we have decided to remain in the online format for this year. Last year’s CrowdFunding campaign was a huge success and raised $20,000 towards student scholarships. In lieu of a live event, we would like to continue to use this crowdfunding campaign to raise money for student scholarships. We’re hoping to show how our community's support can help us to meet our scholarship fundraising goals, as we continue to educate the public through this page and our updates.

How can you help?

There are two ways you can support MLML's student scholarships!

  1. Donate to this crowdfunding campaign! Every little bit helps!
  2. SPREAD THE WORD! Share this crowdfunding campaign on your social media platforms and through email!

Your contribution will support our student scholarships. We will be sending a special thank you to all of you on our social media platforms at the end of the crowdfunding event. We will also post to our crowdfunding page with updates on student progress.

Checks can be mailed to this address (Please put "MLML Crowdfunding 21C66" in the check memo):

  • University Advancement
  • San Jose State University
  • One Washington Square
  • San Jose, CA 95192-0256

Additionally, for $20, you can support Moss Landing Marine lab and purchase this t-shirt designed by an MLML graduate student Lyndsey Claassen:

T-Shirt Front

 

T-Shirt Back

 

Levels
Choose a giving level

$20

T-Shirt Purchase

This is a NON-TAX DEDUCTIBLE T-SHIRT PURCHASE, for which you will receive a thank you letter and one of this year’s Open House t-shirts. Select your size and enter your shipping address on the checkout page.

$25

Anemone Donor

You will receive a special thank you letter for your donation with a final update on our fundraising goal.

$50

Giant Kelp Donor

Your donation could fund the equivalent of one pair of digital calipers or a spring scale, both of which are essential tools for sea turtle research. You will receive a special thank you letter with a final update on our fundraising goal and a MLML sticker for your donation.

$100

Nudibranch Donor

Your donation could fund up to a full season of sampling supplies for a student’s thesis research. You will receive a special thank you letter with a final update on our fundraising goal and a MLML sticker or magnet for your donation.

$200

Rockfish Donor

Your donation could support a portion of a student's tags for acoustic research or transportation costs for field research. You will receive a special thank you letter with a final update on our fundraising goal and a MLML sticker or a magnet for your donation. In addition, we will enter you in a raffle to have one of our graduate students virtually speak with you (i.e. Skype or Google Hangout) about their research, our facilities, or a marine science topic of your choosing.

$500

Sea Otter Donor

Your donation will fund one full student scholarship. You will receive a special thank you letter with a final update on our fundraising goal and a MLML mug or wine glass for your donation. In addition, you will be invited to participate in a lab tour and tasting event, featuring seaweed and abalone grown at our aquaculture facility.

$1,000

Humpback Whale Donor

Your donation could fund up to two full student scholarships. You will receive a special thank you letter with a final update on our fundraising goal, a tote bag, and a MLML hat or t-shirt for your donation. In addition, you will be invited to participate in a lab tour and tasting event, featuring seaweed and abalone grown at our aquaculture facility.

$2,000

White Shark Donor

Your donation will fund our largest student body scholarship, the MLML Scholar Award. You will receive a special thank you letter with a final update on our fundraising goal, a mug or wine glass, and a MLML sweatshirt for your donation. In addition, you will be invited to participate in a lab tour and tasting event, featuring seaweed and abalone grown at our aquaculture facility.