The Department of Entomology established the Allen Steinhauer Scholarship in April 2008 to provide support for scholarships for graduate students whom are advised by faculty members in the Department of Entomology. This fund was established in memory of Dr. Steinhauer.
Allen Laurence Steinhauer was born on October 17, 1931 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. During his early years growing up in Winnipeg, he was an outstanding scholar and athlete. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1953 and then moved to the United States for graduate school. In 1958 he received his Ph.D. from Oregon State University. That same year, he joined the University of Maryland faculty as an assistant professor. He later advanced to associate professor in 1964. From 1966 to 1968 he worked at the University of São Paulo, Brazil where he established an entomology graduate program. He then returned to the University of Maryland where he became a full professor in 1971 and later served as chair of the Department of Entomology from 1975 until his retirement in 1993.
Dr. Steinhauer passed away on January 4, 2008. He was beloved by his wife, two children, three grandchildren and the many faculty members and students who passed through the Department of Entomology during his tenure. In order to honor his memory and his personal and professional contributions to the field of entomology,the Department of Entomology at the University of Maryland to established the Allen Steinhauer Scholarship.