We are the marine science graduate students of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML), which is a department within the Colleges of Sciences at San Jose State University. Our lab serves over 80 Master graduate students from California State Universities in both northern and central California.
Why are we raising money?
Every year, students organize and run the MLML Open House which is a two-day fundraising event. Students design interactive educational activities, develop short public-friendly lectures and create informational displays about their specific labs. The goal is for visitors to see the research that student scholarships make possible. The event itself is free, which provides local community members from all economic backgrounds the opportunity to participate. Last year’s event attracted over 1,800 visitors and raised more than $4,000 towards student scholarships. Despite this work, not everyone who would like to support student scholarships is able to attend the weekend long event. In addition, the total funds awarded to students through MLML scholarships exceeds $20,500 annually. These scholarship funds are therefore not entirely allocated from Open House despite the large number of attendees to the event. Since Open House is jam-packed with engaging marine science outreach, many visitors and supporters may not be aware of the months in advance of planning or the 12hr days that the MLML students dedicate for the event. Consequently, we would like to use SJSU crowdfunding as an opportunity to show the full volume of effort students dedicate to this event and to give supporters who cannot attend the MLML Open House an avenue for supporting student scholarships.
How can you help?
There are many ways people can support MLML’s student scholarships!
Donate ANY AMOUNT to this crowdfunding campaign.
SPREAD THE WORD! Share this crowdfunding campaign on your social media platforms and through e-mail.
COME to Open House! Our two-day event on April 29th & 30th is a great way to learn about the amazing research being conducted by our students.
Choose a giving level
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.