Colombian student named Phi Beta Delta scholarship recipient

Northwestern State University’s Eta Mu Chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars named Juanita Marin-Tabarez as the third recipient of the Phi Beta Delta Scholarship Award. Marin-Tabarez is from Pereira, Colombia, and is pursuing a dual business administration degree in NSU’s School of Business and Universidad Libre in Colombia.

This scholarship is awarded for the Spring 2022 semester. Its purpose is to support NSU students participating in international studies on campus or academic studies abroad. Marin-Tabarez was recognized as a scholarship recipient at the honor society’s spring induction program.

Marin-Tabarez said she is looking forward to continuing to grow personally and professionally during her time at NSU. She has immersed herself in the Natchitoches community by doing volunteer services at the Legacy Café.

“I have known people from different countries and cultures, and that’s one of the best things because I really like to travel and get involved with other cultures,” Marin-Tabarez said. “I have learned to be more open-minded and respect everyone’s beliefs and opinions.”

The Eta Mu chapter of Phi Beta Delta noted how proud they are of Marin-Tabarez’s international endeavors. She was chosen from many applicants to receive this scholarship.

Phi Beta Delta was established in 1987 and now has over 200 chapters at universities throughout the United States and around the world. Its goals are to increase the recognition, credibility and importance of the international experience and create a catalyst for international academic-based programming on college campuses while providing support and recognition to those individuals on campuses who are involved in international endeavors.

For more information about Phi Beta Delta, contact Dr. Marcia Hardy at hardym@nsulaedu.