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Stone Lab Offers Scholarships for Summer Science Classes on Lake Erie Island Campus

Published: Thursday, February 8, 2018

Students can apply now for scholarship support to attend Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University's island campus on Lake Erie. Stone Lab offers more than 25 college credit courses and workshops each summer on topics from algae identification to zoology, and credits are transferable to most colleges.

The deadline for college students to apply for scholarships is March 1, 2018. High school students must apply by March 14, 2018.

In 2017, Stone Lab awarded over $41,000 in scholarships ranging from $200 to $2,500 per application. The average scholarship for a high school student was $433, while undergraduate students were awarded an average of $910.

“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 and indicate their interest in a Stone Lab scholarship. For a full list of scholarship requirements and deadlines, visit

Two special scholarship opportunities are available for teachers: Alphyl Scholarships, established by Dr. Vic Mayer, and Center for Great Lakes Literacy Scholarships, established by Sea Grant educators throughout the Great Lakes watershed, are both available to those enrolled in week-long educator courses.

Permanent residents of Ottawa County, Ohio – including high school students, college students and educators – may apply for a full scholarship funded by the Ottawa County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Toledo Community Foundation.

Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is The Ohio State University'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 25 college-credit science courses each summer for undergraduate and graduate students, advanced high school students, and educators. For information on Stone Laboratory, visit

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Oct. 2018

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