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MLML Student Scholarships 2022

$10,950
73%
Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
92 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 21, at 11:59 PM PDT
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MLML Student Scholarships 2022

Who are we?

We are 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, oceanography, geology, chemistry and biogeochemistry. We study organisms big and small, including seaweeds, invertebrates, fishes, turtles, birds, large mammals, and tiny plankton. 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 over $17,000 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.


Levels
Choose a giving level

$20

Marine Scientist

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

$25

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. See designs in the page image carousel. If you purchase a t-shirt, you will receive a Google form link from our Open House Team for your t-shirt size. Please look out for that email at a later date during our campaign.

$30

Anemone

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

$55

Giant Kelp

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

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 magnet for your donation.

$200

Rockfish

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, a MLML sticker and 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

Mola Mola

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 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

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 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

Orca

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, 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.