Keaveny Family Art History Travel Award

The Keaveny Family Art History Travel Award was established by Richard J. and Joyce E. Keaveny to support travel opportunities for Frostic School of Art students who are enrolled in upper level art history courses.  The travel fund is intended for students who wish to enhance their art history courses and research through travel. Allowable expenses include but not limited to transportation (airfare, bus, train, etc), lodging, food, entrance fees to museums and exhibits and other associated trip costs. 

Dick Keaveny, received a BS in Art Education from the Massachusetts College of Art and a MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. He retired from the Gwen Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University in April 2011.

nomination DEADLINE

  • Second Friday in February


  • Amounts vary from year to year
  • Typically one award by nomination and proposal


  • Undergraduate Frostic School of Art student  enrolled in 3000 – 5000 level art history course during the award year
  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • Students must provide a proposal for travel with budget at the time of nomination
  • Students are nominated by art history faculty and endorsed by the Director of the Frostic School of Art


Faculty nomination form

Student proposal form