College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Nau Undergraduate Research Award in History

The Nau Undergraduate Scholarship is open to current UTSA undergraduate history students and potential history students who have started the application process with UTSA. 

*A link to the scholarship hub is located at the bottom of this page, click the link and then log in with your UTSA ABC123 and Passphrase.

Up to 6 students will be selected as Nau Scholars to receive awards of up to $10,000 each for the upcoming academic year.

Recipients will also be eligible for in-state tuition.


1. Open to current UTSA undergraduate History majors.
2. Must be in good academic standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a scale of 4.0.
3. At least junior standing (60 hours)
4. Two letters of recommendation which comment on historical skills and interests. (UTSA strongly recommends that you ask your college professors for recommendations when possible, esp. recommendations written by history professors.)
5. Must complete an essay prompt.
6. Must complete an impact essay prompt.


Application Requirements

  • In 400-600 words, please tell us about a book of history or historically-trained author whose research shaped your thoughts or encouraged you to study history and conduct historical research. What kinds of questions does this scholar ask? How has this historian influenced your own thoughts on becoming an historical scholar?
  • Impact Statement: How would receiving a John Nau Award encourage your study of history and ability to do historical research? Factors may include preparing to teach history, reducing hours at place of employment to have more time to devote to history, an interest in studying history beyond the (BA/MA), being a student Ambassador for the History Department, etc. (200 words max)
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from UTSA History faculty preferred).


APRIL 1, 2022

Click *here* to apply.

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