The Ateneo Freshman Merit Scholarship (AFMS) is an academic distinction awarded yearly to thirty (30) outstanding incoming freshman students who have excelled in the Ateneo College Entrance Test, who have distinguished themselves in their respective high schools, and who also show great promise for the future.
Every year, thousands of students all over the apply for a place in the Ateneo, but because of the highly competitive nature of the application process, only very few eventually make it to the freshman class. And of these very few, there are those who have excelled in the Ateneo College Entrance Test, who distinguished themselves in their respective high schools and who also show great promise for the future – truly the best of the best.
In recognizing their excellence, the Ateneo de Manila acknowledges their potential for even greater achievement not only in academics but also in the service of God and nation. This award includes a full tuition and fees grant for any undergraduate degree.