Niki and students

Dr. Libarios was the Director of the Office of Student Academic Services and a co-founder of the Tinalak Filipino Education Council in the College of Education at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. A former academic advisor, community college counselor, and elementary school  teacher, his research interests centered on Filipinos in higher education with a focus on recruitment, persistence, and community college transfer. Dr. Libarios earned a PhD and BEd in Education from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, MS in Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University, and an AA in Liberal Arts from Leeward Community College.

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to assist students enrolled at the College of Education at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa who are committed to serving the Filipino community.

Criteria to apply:

•Must be enrolled part- or full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student in the COE
Must demonstrate commitment to serving the Filipino community
•Must demonstrate financial need
•Must demonstrate academic merit
•Preference for students who have graduated from high school in Hawai’i and/or who have transferred from a UH community college

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