Margaret H. Sedenquist International Scholarship Fund

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The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), a non-profit American humanities association established in 1903 and the Pacific coast affiliate of the Modern Language Association, is proud to announce the establishment of the Margaret H. Sedenquist International Scholarship Fund. The Margaret H. Sedenquist Fund will be used in part to assist foreign scholars attending the annual PAMLA conference.

Margaret H. Sedenquist was an entrepreneur, business owner, community leader, and philanthropist with deep roots in the American West. Margaret spent her life championing educational advancement and supporting the arts. Born and raised on a cattle ranch near Douglas, Wyoming, Margaret’s childhood fostered a deep understanding of self-sufficiency, an abiding love of family and community, and the knowledge that individuals working together can accomplish great things. She was generous with her time, expertise, and financial support of dozens of enterprises and organizations.

Thanks to the generous donation of an initial significant endowment in her name by her son, Mark Sedenquist (publisher of Imbrifex Books), and her daughter-in-law Megan Edwards (author of A Coin for the Ferryman), Margaret’s legacy of support of education and the arts will continue with the commencement of the Margaret H. Sedenquist International Scholarship Fund.

Those who wish to donate to the Margaret H. Sedenquist International Scholarship Fund may do so via pamla.ballastacademic.com, or may send checks (made out to PAMLA) to PAMLA, P.O. Box 461245, Denver, CO 80246 (please put “Sedenquist Fund” in the check’s note, and indicate your name, address, and email address). Alternatively, donations may be made via PayPal:

  • Log in to PayPal and then searching for PAMLA via donate@paypal.org (using the Send Money option).
  • Note which fund you wish to donate to (“ Sedenquist International Scholarship Fund”) in the memo line below.
  • For the recipient’s name, type “PAMLA.
  • When you are ready to donate, click on the “Donate to a Friend” option, so as to avoid any additional fees or charges.

Foreign scholars who wish to apply for the Margaret H. Sedenquist International Scholarship Fund to assist them with attending the annual PAMLA conference, may do so at pamla.ballastacademic.com beginning in late May.

For questions concerning the Margaret H. Sedenquist International Scholarship Fund, please contact PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin: director@pamla.org or 626-354-7526.