Scholarships for Summer Science Classes on Lake Erie Island Campus

January 2020 Multimedia


Students can apply now for scholarship support to attend classes at Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie. Stone Lab offers more than 20 college credit courses and workshops each summer on topics ranging from algae identification to zoology, and credits are transferable to most colleges.

The deadline for college and high school students to apply for scholarships is March 1, 2020. 

In 2019, Stone Lab awarded an average high school scholarship of $550, while undergraduate students were awarded an average of $700. Anyone taking a for-credit class (as well as certain workshops) is eligible to apply for a Stone Lab scholarship. Awards are based on financial need and superior academic records.

“The value of a Stone Lab education is immeasurable, and that’s why we are dedicated to making our classes as affordable as possible for as many students as possible,” said Ohio Sea Grant & Stone Laboratory Director Dr. Chris Winslow.

To apply, students must fill out the online course application at stonelab.osu.edu and indicate their interest in a Stone Lab scholarship. For a full list of scholarship requirements and deadlines, visit go.osu.edu/aid.

Students currently enrolled in an Ottawa County high school and educators employed full-time in an Ottawa County school (K-12) may apply for a full scholarship funded by the Ottawa County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Toledo Community Foundation. Detailed requirements are available at go.osu.edu/aid.

Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is Ohio State’s island campus on Lake Erie and the research, education, and outreach facility of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. Established in 1895, Stone Laboratory is the oldest freshwater biological field station in the United States and the center of The Ohio State University’s teaching and research on Lake Erie. Stone Lab offers 20 college-credit science courses each summer for undergraduate and graduate students, advanced high school students, and educators. For information on Stone Laboratory, visit stonelab.osu.edu.

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