The Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES) Graduate Program greatly appreciates any contribution to our efforts in promoting higher education. There are several ways for you to make your gift depending on your objectives or preferences. If you have any questions please call our Program Office at (301) 405-6938 or email We welcome the opportunity to speak with you personally.

The MEES Program brings to the table the extraordinary resources of six of the world's leading research institutions, four research laboratories, and our graduate program to help broker decision-makers that will create opportunity in solving the greatest environmental challenges today. The core of the programs capabilities is the fact the Program is one of the world's premiere graduate research and professional schools for the interdisciplinary study of the environmental, biological, physical and social sciences. 

There are several ways you can demonstrate your dedication to the MEES Program through support of our MEES students: 

MEES Graduate Student Fund:
Created by Dr. Robert Menzer (MEES founder) through the University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc. in 1987, the purpose of this fund is to provide support for students enrolled in the MEES Program. Forms of support include but are not limited to: travel and research expenses, stipends, annual symposia and/or additional efforts that will enhance the research and education of MEES graduate students.

Directors Fund:
Gifts are used at the discretion of the MEES Director to catalyze life-changing experiences for students through direct financial aid, and to encourage diverse initiatives that benefit the MEES Graduate Program.

The Wells-MEES Student Fund:
In 2007, this fund was created by a UMCP 1974 Zoology alumna, Billie Lee Wells through the University of Maryland College Park Foundation. Wells is a long time supporter of environmental efforts to help save the Chesapeake Bay, including the MEES Program. This fund supports MEES student research. 

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