Dr. Clotilde L. Salvador Scholarship for Education Established in the Loyola Schools
On behalf and in honor of the late Dr. Clotilde L. Salvador, her nephews and niece, Mr. Roberto S. Chacon, Mrs. Melinda S. Chacon-Elgar, Mr. Edwin S. Totanes, and Mr. Cesar S. Totanes personally handed to the Office of Admission and Aid, a check worth US$ 70,000.
Dr. Salvador, or Tita Tinding as she is fondly called, devoted her entire life to teaching. She pursued a career in primary education and was a grade two teacher at the Ateneo de Manila Grade School (AGS) from 1955 to 1962, and again from 1965 to 1966.
She finished her masters in Elementary Education at Boston College in 1964, and obtained another Master of Arts degree from Columbia University in 1973. She also finished her masters in Early Childhood Development in 1975, this time at Teacher’s College, Columbia University. It was from the same university that she obtained her doctorate degree, still on education, in 1979.
With her migration to the United States, Dr. Salvador brought with her the same passion for education that fueled her journey from AGS to the New York City Public School System. She served as the Grade School Administrator of Kostka School in Loyola Heights, Quezon City, upon her return to Manila.
Being a recipient of a tuition scholarship from Boston College, Dr. Salvador wanted to pay forward the generosity she herself received. She formally instituted CLSEFI in September 1995, initially through her personal savings and donations from a few benefactors.
Many of her nephews and nieces are Ateneo de Manila University alumni. One of them, Mr. Jose Antonio P. Salvador, currently serves as the Headmaster of AGS, the place that was once a second home to Dr. Salvador. Raised in an environment of excellence and service, they now contribute to the management and activities of CLSEFI.
In fulfillment of Dr. Salvador’s wish and honoring her passion for education, the Dr. Clotilde L. Salvador Scholarship for Education aims to support students who will pursue a career in teaching after graduation.
(L-R) Jolly A. Morata (Asst. to the Director for Scholarships), Melinda S. Chacon-Elgar, Edwin S. Totanes, Dr. Jumela F. Sarmiento (Director, OAA), Roberto S. Chacon, Cesar S. Totanes