The Woodland Ellroy Hall Fellowship


A New Program Honoring a Proud Legacy in Leadership and Service

Prospective graduate students are invited to apply for the Woodland Ellroy Hall Fellowship. The Fellowship application will be opened for Fall 2020 prospective students later in 2019. 

What is the Woodland Ellroy Hall Fellowship?


The Woodland Ellroy Hall Fellowship is an academic merit-based fellowship program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University for master's and doctoral students who are committed to excellence in scholarship, professional capabilities, and leadership in a research university setting. 

The Fellowship is named in honor of Woodland Ellroy Hall (1909-2004), the first student to earn a graduate degree from North Carolina A&T State University in 1941. Hall, a native Virginian, earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a master’s degree in agricultural education at North Carolina A&T, and a second master’s at Columbia University. His Master's thesis at NC A&T was entitled "A Study of the Needs In Vocational Agricultural Education of Negroes In Gates County, North Carolina." Hall also did doctoral work at Pennsylvania State University. Hall served as a principal in Manteo, Burlington and Dunn, NC. The State of North Carolina honors the legacy of Woodland Ellroy Hall’s exemplary service and leadership through this scholarship program. 

Fellowship Award

The Woodland Hall Fellowship is a one-year award that provides a $18,000 stipend, full tuition support, fees and health insurance for new doctoral students and a $13,500 stipend, full tuition support, fees and health insurance for new master’s students


To be eligible for selection as a Woodland E. Hall Fellow, an applicant must satisfy all of the following criteria:

  • Must submit NC A&T graduate admissions application for Fall (this award is only for students entering a new program in the Fall semester)
  • Must satisfy all requirements for admission into student's intended program
  • Must exhibit outstanding academic achievement
  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must be willing to travel to NC A&T campus to interview in mid-January, if invited
  • Must submit Self-Nomination Form (includes Resume/CV and short essay questions)

Selection Criteria

Candidates for the Woodland E. Hall Fellowship shall be selected on the basis of academic merit and potential for professional leadership. Financial need shall not be a consideration. The Woodland E. Hall Fellowship program uses three primary criteria for selection of Fellows:

  • The candidate has exhibited outstanding academic performance
  • The candidate possesses strong leadership skills
  • The candidate has demonstrated potential to contribute significantly to the scholarly community within his/her academic discipline and across disciplines

Application Process

In order to be considered for the Woodland E. Hall Fellowship Program, you must complete the two steps below by November 15:

1. Submit a complete application for Fall admissions: Create a graduate admissions account or log in to your existing admission portal (click here). All required application materials (including supplementary documents) must be submitted by November 15 for you to be eligible for fellowship consideration.
2. Submit the Woodland Hall Fellowship Self-Nomination Form (includes Resume/CV and short essay questions). 
Finalists will be selected and invited to NC A&T in mid-January for an interview. Final award notifications will be sent on February 1. 


Expectations for Recipients

Recipients of the Woodland E. Hall Fellowship must adhere to the following requirements:

  • Must enter a new program in Fall semester
  • Must enroll full-time
  • Must maintain a 3.5 cumulative graduate GPA
  • Must maintain membership and active participation in the Society of Woodland Ellroy Hall Fellows Program (additional information below)

The Society of Woodland E. Hall Fellows Program

Creating an Interdisciplinary Community of Leaders, Researchers, and Scholars

The North Carolina A&T State University Woodland E. Hall Fellowship Program is designed to enhance the leadership, knowledge, and research skills of our graduate scholars in career readiness preparation for local, regional, and global impact. Fellowship recipients will become members of the Society of Woodland Hall Fellows. 

The Society of Woodland E. Hall Fellowship Program strives to:

  • Increase the core interdisciplinary scholarly research skills and knowledge of graduate Student-Scholars to ensure familiarity with the professional expectations of graduates of a research-intensive, doctoral university;
  • Increase career readiness and job placement of graduates by providing opportunities to enrich their resumes and CVs with transferable skills and well-rounded professionalism; and
  • Encourage the formation of a community of peers for support, networking, information sharing, and collegiality.

Timeline of Events

November 15

Deadline for application. By this date, you must complete BOTH items below:

  1. Must submit a COMPLETE admissions application
  2. Must submit Self-Nomination Form

December 15

Finalists selected


Finalists visit/interview

February 1

Notification of awards


If you have any additional questions, please contact Dr. Dean Campbell, Assistant Dean of the Graduate College (