Margaret H. Sedenquist International Scholarship Fund

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What is the Margaret H. Sedenquist International Scholarship Fund?

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 you 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 search for the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association via communications@pamla.org (using the Send Money option).
  • Note which fund you wish to donate to (“Svonkin Creative Arts Fund”) in the memo line below.
  • Make sure you are donating to the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association.
  • When you are ready to donate, consider changing “Paying for an item or service” to the “Sending to a Friend” option, so as to give your full donation to PAMLA.

What is the Margaret H. Sedenquist International Scholarship Award?

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 now. Click on the Scholarship button on the top of the page, and submit your proposal today!

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