Grants & Scholarships

NVTC Foundation Kilberg Scholarship Fund

Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William

NVTC KilbergBobbie Kilberg, President & CEO Emeritus and Strategic Advisor, Northern Virginia Technology CouncilThe NVTC Foundation Kilberg Scholarship Fund benefits women pursuing higher education in STEM-related fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and who demonstrate leadership promise and potential in the technology field.

Bobbie Kilberg served as the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s President and CEO from 1998 - 2020. She is very appreciative of this opportunity to give back to the community in which she has served. The establishment of this fund serves as a continuation of Bobbie's life-long spirit of community service.

According to a 2018 Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, women currently remain highly underrepresented in software engineering and computer science-related jobs (14% and 25% of total workforce, respectively). Further, women software engineer hires have only increased 2% over the last 20 years. The establishment of this scholarship fund will help close these gaps for women pursuing STEM careers. It also serves as a continuation of Bobbie Kilberg’s life-long spirit of community service in the Northern Virginia technology community.

“I’m so grateful for this opportunity to give back to the community where I served over the last two decades. I am constantly inspired by the region’s women technology leaders and am proud to help empower future generations of leaders in the industry,” said Bobbie Kilberg, president emeritus and strategic advisor to NVTC.

Amount

Five scholarships of up to $5,000 each will be awarded in 2021.

Criteria

  • Applicant self defines as a woman
  • Senior in high school, high school graduate, or GED holder, regardless of age, pursuing post-secondary education or training in a STEM related field
  • Accepted for admission to a university, college, community college, or other certification program offered by a nonprofit or public entity
  • Financial need
  • Northern Virginia resident, defined to mean a resident of either Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun or Prince William County, or a resident of the City of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas or Manassas Park.
  • Compelling essay describing the applicant’s aspirations for a STEM related career
  • Excellent supporting third party letter of recommendation


Deadline

  • Applications Open: January 25, 2021
  • Applications Due By: April 23, 2021
  • Students Notified By: June 4, 2021

Contact

Jennifer Cochran

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