SCTC Marine Biology Education Scholarship Program
Since the program’s inception in 1997, SCTC members and friends, through the Foundation,
have given 221 Marine Biology scholarship and grant awards totaling over $480,000. Your
generosity to the CSULB Marine Biology program continues to make it possible for students to
make great strides in the field of marine science. This results in the protection and preservation
of marine habitats that we, the anglers, depend upon. As donors, you can be proud that the
SCTC Marine Biology Educational Scholarship Foundation has been acknowledged in over 265
national and international scientific publications and presentations in recognition of support for
student-based marine science research.
Recent recipients of the SCTC Foundation scholarship and grant awardees include:
Racine Rangel (MS Biology, 2015 recipient) who is completing her PhD at UCI studying the
ecology of marine animals along changing coastlines. Racine is currently publishing papers and
applying for Postdoctoral Fellowships as well as for a university faculty position.
Ryan Logan (MS Biology, 2015 recipient) who is completing his Ph.D. at Nova University and
was awarded a prestigious Guy Harvey Fellowship. Ryan has been studying the catch and
release behavior of marlin and sharks working out of the Tropic Star Lodge in Panama. His plan
after graduation is to teach at the university level.
Caitlin McGarigal (MS Biology, 2015 and 2016 recipient) who was just offered a position as a
research scientist at the New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection examining how fish use
offshore windmills. Caitlin is still publishing papers from her research.
Jessica Peria (2017 Undergraduate award and Catalina Semester Scholarship) who is in the
MS Biology program at CSU Northridge studying giant seabass.
Ryan Hesse (2017 Catalina Semester Scholarship recipient) who is a CSU San Diego MS
Biology student studying bacterial communities associated with shark skin.
In addition to scholarships the Foundation has helped fund the purchase of new motors for the Cal State Long Beach Marine Biology research boat as seen below.
Your contributions have helped achieve a high level of student success. We ask you to help
continue to support the SCTC Marine Biology Educational Scholarship Foundation program
by making a donation.
The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization, meaning your contribution is tax deductible to the
extent of the law.
Tax ID# 95-4598051
To make a donation we offer three methods.
Instructions for Donating cash to the SCTC Marine Biology Education Foundation:
If you would like to donate with a cash endowment, you can simply mail a check made out to the SCTC Marine Biology Education Foundation. Please mail the check to the SCTC Foundation, c/o Mike Contino at 6289 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90803
Instructions for Donating Stock to the SCTC Marine Biology Education Foundation:
1. Contact your personal brokerage manager and tell them what stock and how many shares you want to transfer.
2. Tell your brokerage manager that you want the stocks transferred to LPL Financial. Use DTC# 0075. Reference SCTC Foundation 30512919
3. Important to notify Gus Chabre or Michael Contino of the impending transfer. ( Our contact agent at LPS is not automatically notified when stock has been transferred and we need to inform her so she can cash the stock and put the proceeds into our account.)
Instructions for making AmazonSmile donations to our Foundation at no cost to you.
Using smile.amazon.com is a simple way for you to make a donation to SCTC Marine Biology Educational Scholarship Foundation every time you shop at Amazon. The AmazonSmile Foundation is the charitable arm of Amazon that donates 0.05% of the purchase price from your AmazonSmile purchase. I hope the following will help you get started:
How do I shop with AmazonSmile?To use AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com on your computer browser or the Amazon Shopping app on your mobile phone.
How do I use AmazonSmile on my computer?1. Visit smile.amazon.com 2. Sign in with the same account you use with Amazon.com3. Select Sctc Marine Biology Educational Scholarship Foundation as your charity.4. Start shopping. Remember to checkout at smile.amazon.com to generate a donation to Sctc Marine Biology Educational Scholarship Foundation.
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The SCTC Foundation thanks you for your support!