Please consider participating in the annual silent auction either as a bidder or by donating an item to the auction. All proceeds will go to the Eberhardt Memorial Student Fund which supports student travel scholarships and other student programs. To donate an item, please complete the form below and return to our Student Director ( and we will send you further instructions.

Download the silent auction donation form.

A note from our Student Director:

NALMS student members are asking for your support! Each year at the annual NALMS symposium the student members organize a silent auction with items donated by NALMS members, companies, non-profit groups, and individuals. These donated items will be offered to conference attendees via an in-person silent auction at the conference, with items going to the highest bidders. Proceeds of the silent auction support NALMS students through travel grants to attend conferences and waive registration fees.

To continue providing support to our student members we are asking for your help. Past items donated have included field and laboratory equipment, environmental test kits, water quality monitoring sondes, food items, and art made personally by members. For more information or to make a donation, please contact NALMS Student Director, Mikala L’Hote (, or contact the NALMS office at Your donation will help support the future of NALMS students, and thus the future of NALMS.

About the Eberhardt Memorial Student Fund

NALMS founded the Eberhardt Memorial Student Fund to honor the lives of Tom and Elinor Eberhardt. Tom and Elinor were proud supporters of NALMS, dedicated and dependable corporate members and good friends to all of us in the NALMS family.

The Eberhardt Memorial Student Fund supports NALMS’ student programs including travel grants for students to present the results of graduate-level research at NALMS’ International Symposium. Student presenters may use these grants to help cover the costs of Symposium registration fees, travel, and/or overnight accommodations.

Donate to the Eberhardt Memorial Student Fund