English major, poet, Beinecke Scholarship winner
- By Megan Morley Thomas
"English major and aspiring poet Alexandria Hall ’15 has been awarded a 2014 Beinecke Scholarship. The Beinecke is a nationally competitive award that seeks to identify and support students who show great promise in the humanities, fine arts and social sciences. As a Beinecke Scholar, Hall will receive a $34,000 scholarship toward her graduate studies."
The Beinecke is one of the most prestigious graduate fellowship opportunities in the U.S. One hundred and twenty five institutions across the country are invited to nominate one student for the award each year; this is the first year that UVM has participated in this competition.
“It felt like an honor in and of itself for UVM to be invited into the Beinecke competition,” said Honors College Associate Dean Lisa Schnell, chair of UVM’s Fellowships Committee. “And indeed, we had some truly impressive juniors submit applications for the nomination. But when the UVM committee saw Alexandria’s application, we all knew we were seeing something very special. It is incredibly gratifying to know that the Beinecke Committee saw the same thing.”