University of Vermont Beinecke Scholarship Recipients:
Alexandria Hall '15
After being invited to participate in the Beinecke Scholarship competition for the first time in 2013, English major and aspiring poet Alexandria Hall '15 was UVM's first Beinecke Scholar. A first-generation college student from Vergennes, Hall has distinguished herself as a gifted writer and poet at UVM. Through her coursework as well as through independent study she has produced poetry and has been invited to read her work in Vermont and in New York City. At UVM she has been a research assistant and a mentee to Major Jackson, a poet and Guggenheim Fellow. She has also attended the Breadloaf Writers' Conference and has received the Breazzano Scholarship from the university. Her application was enthusiastically supported by her faculty mentors in UVM's English Department including Jackson, Daniel Fogel and Huck Gutman.
An avid linguist, Hall has also excelled in her studies of Spanish and German,and has received awards for her coursework in the German department. Outside of her studies, Hall is active in the writing community; at UVM she is a writing tutor, as well as a member of the editorial staff of Vantage Point, UVM's literary and arts magazine. Hall is also a writing mentor for the Young Writers' Project in Burlington as well as for Vergennes High School's Walden Project.
Poetry is not Hall's only artistic talent; she is also an accomplished musician as a solo electronic music performer with tooth ache. Hall has traveled across the country and performed at many music festivals including the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City and SXSW in Austin. She also released a full-length vinyl album this past fall.
The Beinecke Scholarship will support Hall as she continues to develop as a poet and a scholar. After she finishes her studies at UVM, she aspires to attend a joint MFA and PhD. program so she can continue to grow as an artist and establish a scholarly expertise that will satisfy her long-term professional goals of becoming a poet and a professor.
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