|The Arthur Gahan Scholarship Fund is a competitive award intended to stimulate excellence in graduate research in the Department of Entomology at the University of Maryland. This award, established in 1981, was made possible through a series of gifts and bequests to the Entomology Department by Winifred Gahan, James B. Gahan and his wife, Margaret H. Gahan. The endowment honors the late Arthur B. Gahan, who was a Professor of Entomology at the University.
Arthur Gahan was one of the University's first graduate students in entomology. He arrived at College Park in 1904 and, after receiving his MS in 1906, stayed on as a faculty member, teaching here until 1913. He then took a position with the Bureau of Entomology at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and was assigned to the National Museum, where he continued his research on the taxonomy and biology of parasitic Hymenoptera until his retirement, becoming a world authority on Chalcidoidea. In 1922, he served as president of the Entomological Society of Washington.