Our Nau Scholars Program began in 2013, thanks to John Nau's generous investment in our students. From that, UTSA (University of Texas at San Antonio) History has forged a department that celebrates an unparalleled diversity of students- from traditional first-time college students to those who returned to academia after starting families, completing military service, or have simply recommitted themselves to their education after a break. Our scholars bridge the divide between geographic, racial, ethnic, generational, and socio-economic borders.

John Nau's generosity has funded 65 student scholarships at UTSA, giving undergraduate and graduate students unparalleled opportunities to further advance their understanding of local, national, and international issues of historical significance.

The impact that John Nau has had on students of History can be felt across the country, and at UTSA, we count ourselves fortunate for the support he has given our program.

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Who is John Nau?

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2017 Gilder Lehrman Institute Honoree: John L. Nau, III

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The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Liberal and Fine Arts is UTSA's largest college. It offers degrees through its 11 departments, administering 33% of all UTSA credit hours.