NVTC Announces Four Northern Virginia Community College Scholarships

Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Foundation’s Vice President and Executive Director of the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative, Steve Jordon announced on November 11, 2019 the establishment of four scholarships at the Veteran’s Day event.

In partnership with the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Educational Foundation, two scholarships will be named the ‘Earle Williams NVTC Foundation Veteran Technology Scholarship’ and two will be named the ‘Bobbie Kilberg NVTC Foundation Military Spouse Technology Scholarship’. Two of the scholarships under each name will be directed toward traditional associate’s degree studies and the other two will be directed to technology work force certifications.


Steve Jordon with Carol Ford and Gayle Datsun, daughters of Earle Williams; Debra Alexander, NOVA Foundation Board Member; Kelly Persons, Executive Director of the NOVA Foundation, and Rosie O’Neil, NOVA College Board Member.


Earle Williams was an Army Veteran, business leader and NVTC board member who became the President and CEO of BDM International. Earle was very involved in numerous corporate boards, non-profits, community organizations and educational institutions- including NOVA. Earle’s daughters Carol Ford and Gayle Datsun attended the event representing their family and mother June Williams.

Bobbie Kilberg has been the President and CEO of NVTC for the past 22 years. Bobbie worked in four presidential administrations from Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, George Bush (41) to George W. Bush (43) and has held leadership positions at Mt. Vernon College and the Aspen Institute. Over her many years representing the Northern Virginia technology business sector, Bobbie has been recognized as a Laureate by the Washington Business Hall of Fame, Washingtonian Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women and 100 Tech Titans and she will receive the Washington Business Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award in December. Bobbie was awarded an honorary associates degree in humane letters by NOVA and was also recently recognized by them for her support and advocacy for women in technology.