Thibodaux Attorney Creates first Endowed Scholarship for Nicholls History Majors

THIBODAUX, La. — Thibodaux Attorney David L. Landry (BA ‘69) is donating $10,500 to create the first endowed scholarship for history students at Nicholls State University. 

The David L. Landry History Senior Endowed Scholarship will initially award $500 per year to rising seniors studying history at Nicholls. Landry, a former history teacher at Ursuline Academy in New Orleans, said he sees a need for history majors in society today. 

“People need to understand history and government a lot better,” he said. “Having the knowledge in those areas is super critical. History does a great job of putting things into perspective by teaching you how to learn from the past, and how to think and look at themes. I think the Nicholls History Department does a great job with that and I’m happy to support them.” 

Award recipients must have at least a 3.0 GPA and will be selected by the Nicholls State University Scholarship Committee.  

“We have had a number of strong history majors in the past who were deserving of a scholarship and now we finally get to award one,” said Dr. Paul Wilson, history department head. “I want to thank Mr. Landry for being such a supportive partner in this because we have good students here at Nicholls and good students in our history program.” 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

MEDIA CONTACT: Jerad David, Director of Communications, 985.448.4303 or

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