This endowment was established in 2008 by Dr. G. Michael Steelman for the purpose of supporting an undergraduate scholarship in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oklahoma State University. It was the first donor named scholarship in the department. The scholarship is awarded annually. Junior and senior students majoring in either Zoology or Physiology in the Department of Integrative Biology will be eligible for the scholarship. Students must have a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale to be considered for the scholarship. Dr. G. Michael Steelman received a B.S. in Zoology from Oklahoma State University in 1969 and is leading a long distinguished career in medicine. He is a second generation OSU graduate; his father was also an OSU Zoology graduate and a physician. Dr. Steelman is a past President of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and was named Bariatrician of the year twice by that society. He is the only individual to have received that honor twice (1993, 2006) and has an award named in his honor in that professional society. Moreover, Dr. Steelman continues to conduct cutting edge research relative to health and nutrition, as well as maintaining an extremely active practice and is currently the editor of the American Journal of Bariatric Medicine.
To support Dr. Steelman's efforts to fund students in Zoology and Physiology, please here.