The Ateneo Scholarship Foundation, Inc. was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 28, 2974 by a group of Ateneo alumni and friends to provide scholarship grants to deserving students from the low-middle class and poor families. It is an operating organization located at Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. It has eight (8) seconded staff and fifteen (15) members of the Board of Trustees.
It was certified for five years on June 17, 2003 which ended on June 16, 2008. On April 8, 2009, the Foundation renewed its certification and was given another five years which ended on April 7, 2014. It was only recently that it was granted a certificate of accreditation from the Department of Science and Technology, hence, the delay of its submission of a government accreditation and the submission of the Evaluation Report to the PCNC Board.
Its purposes (V-M-G), among others, are “promote research, studies, and instruction in the natural and social sciences and in the humanities. It also aims to increase scholarship funding and to further the democratization of access to educational opportunities.” The Foundation’s programs/projects now focus on the following areas:
• Scholarship grants
• Professorial Chairs
The organization operates in Quezon City with beneficiaries from different provinces studying and teaching in Ateneo de Manila University.