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Givens Award for the Study of Western European Art

The purpose of the scholarship established by Mr. and Mrs. David W. Givens ’56 is to enrich Wabash students' experience in the arts by funding travel to see art in situ. The scholarship may be used for transportation, accommodation, museum fees, books, and other study materials for a semester in Europe. A Wabash student with a declared major or minor in Art is not eligible for the scholarship.


  • You must have been approved to study in a European country by the Off-Campus Study Committee (OCSC).
  • Your approved course of study must include at least one course in Western art.
  • You do not have a declared major or minor in Art.

Interested students approved to study abroad by the OCSC, must submit a one-page application to the International Center. The application must describe what you plan to accomplish, the Western art class in which you will enroll, and your proposed (and detailed) budget.

It's REQUIRED that you meet with at least one faculty/staff member to plan your experience in the Arts, and your plan must be based FIRST on what type of art you wish to see. Make selecting the type of art you'd like to study your TOP priority, and go from there.

Please contact Amy Weir if you have questions about the appropriateness of your intended art travel plan and/or budget.

The OCSC will decide upon awards before the end of the semester prior to study abroad. Before leaving campus, the successful applicants, working with Amy Weir, will compose a one-page letter addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Givens, thanking them for providing the scholarship and describing their plans, including their plans for the formal study of art. The College will forward all letters to Mr. and Mrs. Givens.

When students are abroad, or shortly after their return to the U.S., they will each write a blog regarding what they learned about Western Art with the assistance of the Givens Scholarship. The College will post these blogs on the website.

The deadline for students approved to study abroad in Europe in SPRING 2024 to apply for a Givens Scholarship is Monday, October 16, 2023.