Provided by Merritt Group
The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the trade association representing the region’s technology community, announced five recipients of the NVTC Foundation Kilberg Scholarship Fund. This fund was established to support women interested in a career in the tech industry. Each recipient demonstrates leadership promise and a commitment to advancing technology-driven innovations. Each will receive $5,000 to pursue higher education in STEM-related fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
“Congratulations to the recipients of the Kilberg Scholarship Fund. This scholarship reinforces NVTC’s commitment to infusing the next generation of talent into our workforce and supporting women who are pursuing careers in STEM roles,” said Jennifer Taylor, president and CEO of NVTC. “Creating greater access and providing resources for women to secure in-demand jobs is not only a personal passion of mine, but also critically important to build a diverse and talented workforce.”
Local 2022 NVTC Foundation Kilberg Scholarship Fund recipients:
- Rusul Abdulrazzaq, Osbourn Park High School senior, who plans to attend George Mason University
- Keren Gonzaga, The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park senior, who plans to attend William & Mary
Established in 2021, the NVTC Foundation Kilberg Scholarship Fund serves as a continuation of retired NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg’s lifelong spirit of community service in the Northern Virginia technology community. Scholarships are available annually to high school seniors or graduates pursuing post-secondary education or training in a STEM-related field. The application review committee selected the recipients based on a commitment to pursue a degree or training in STEM-related fields, Northern Virginia residency, and financial need.
“These outstanding young women represent the talent and future of our workforce. I look forward to following their continued academic and leadership success,” said Kilberg. “Not only have the recipients displayed hard work in advancing their education, but they have also shown dedication to making their communities a better place.”
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia (CFNOVA), a public charity that helps grow philanthropy, manages the scholarship fund on behalf of the NVTC Foundation. A formal announcement of winners will take place in July at a private celebration for donors and winners.