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California Scholarship Federation

Attention Juniors and Seniors who received mostly As and B's on your last semester’s report card:


If you want to be a continuing or new member of The California Scholarship Federation:

  • fill out an application, which may downloaded here
  • attach a current transcript of your grades printed by the Counseling Department
  • turn in your application with transcript to either Mrs. Huston or Mrs. Adam in room 1240

First-time members pay a fee of $15 online.

The deadline is Friday, September 1.

FOR CURRENT MEMBERS

SENIORS

Membership in CSF is not based solely on grades. The application process at the start of each semester and the deadline for same are a necessary part of membership as there cannot be any retro-active memberships.

CSF members are responsible for monitoring the records in the spread sheet for their graduating class posted by the organization moderators on this web page. Disagreements with these records must be resolved before the application deadline for the next semester.

Seniors new to CSF, can apply for membership at the beginning of either semester but will be unable to earn the four semesters of membership necessary to become a life member.

A Life member of CSF, or “sealbearer," is a student who, at graduation, has completed the necessary steps to be a CSF member for a minimum of four semesters (at least one of which was based on the grades from senior year). Life membership in CSF is an honor which is recognized at the graduation ceremony.

There are three requirements for membership:

1) Application

a. Applications can be printed from the “Files to Download” on the CSF web page.
b. A transcript printed by the counseling department must accompany the application.
c. The download file “CSF Course List I II III” found on the CSF web page can be used to assist in deciding into which column a particular course can be entered.
d. Completed applications and the printed transcripts are returned to a moderator in room #1240 on or before the announced deadline each semester (which is approximately four weeks from the start of the semester).
e. Applications are checked at that and the student is informed immediately of approval or rejection.

2) Dues

a. Dues are a one-time $15
b. Payment of dues can be verified from the parent portal like any other payment to JSerra.

3) Community Service

a. Four hours of community service should be completed within each semester of membership but are not due until the application period of the next semester.
b. These four hours must be for CSF membership only, and may not be counted for any other community service requirement within JSerra.
c. The form to report service hours can be printed from the “Files to Download” on the CSF web page.

CSF_2017_as_of_5-18-2017.xls

JUNIORS

Membership in CSF is not based solely on grades. The application process at the start of each semester and the deadline for same are a necessary part of membership as there cannot be any retro-active memberships.

CSF members are responsible for monitoring the records in the spread sheet for their graduating class posted by the organization moderators on this web page. Disagreements with these records must be resolved before the application deadline for the next semester.

Juniors new to CSF can apply for membership at the beginning of either semester and still be able to earn the four semesters of membership necessary to become a Life member.

A Life member of CSF, or “sealbearer”, is a student who, at graduation, has completed the necessary steps to be a CSF member for a minimum of four semesters (at least one of which was based on the grades from senior year). Life membership in CSF is an honor which is recognized at the graduation ceremony.

There are three requirements for membership:

1) Application

a. Applications can be printed from the “Files to Download” on the CSF web page.
b. A transcript printed by the counseling department must accompany the application.
c. The download file “CSF Course List I II III” found on the CSF web page can be used to assist in deciding into which column a particular course can be entered.
d. Completed applications and the printed transcripts are returned to a moderator in room #1240 on or before the announced deadline each semester (which is approximately four weeks from the start of the semester).
e. Applications are checked at that and the student is informed immediately of approval or rejection.

2) Dues

a. Dues are a one-time $15
b. Payment of dues can be verified from the parent portal like any other payment to JSerra.

3) Community Service

a. Four hours of community service should be completed within each semester of membership but are not due until the application period of the next semester.
b. These four hours must be for CSF membership only, and may not be counted for any other community service requirement within JSerra.
c. The form to report service hours can be printed from the “Files to Download” on the CSF web page.

CSF 2018 as of 3-24-2017.pdf

SOPHOMORES

The first time that JSerra students can apply for membership in the California Scholarship Federation is the beginning of second semester of sophomore year. At this time, membership is then based on the grades earned in the first semester of the sophomore year.

Membership in CSF is not based solely on grades. The application process at the start of each semester and the deadline for same are a necessary part of membership as there cannot be any retro-active memberships.

Sophomores, who join CSF mid-year, have the six semesters of their sophomore, junior, and senior years in which to successfully apply for CSF membership. The goal is to earn four semesters of membership and be a member one of the semesters based on senior grades, because these are the requirements for Life membership. This is an honor which is recognized in the graduation ceremony.
There are three requirements for membership:

1) Application

a. Applications can be printed from the JSerra web page (under activities/clubs& organizations/CSF) or a hardcopy can be obtained in room #1240.
b. A transcript printed by the counseling department must accompany the application.
c. Complete applications are returned to room #1240 on or before four weeks into the semester.

2) Dues

a. Dues are $15. Once paid, no furthers dues will be collected no matter how many subsequent semesters a student is a member.
b. Dues are paid to the JSerra Business Office within the first four weeks of the semester of first application.

3) Community Service

a. Four hours of community service should be completed within each semester of membership. These four hours must be for CSF membership only, and may not be counted for any other community service requirement in JSerra.
b. The form to report service hours is found on the JSerra web page (under activities/clubs& organizations/CSF).
c. The CSF Community Service form must be turned in to room #1240 on or before four weeks into the following semester.

CSF 2019 as of 3-27-2017.pdf

Files to Download

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About CSF

The California Scholarship Federation (CSF) is an honor organization established for the purpose of fostering high standards of scholarship, service and citizenship on the part of students at California’s high schools. CSF encourages all students to strive for excellence. Life members are those students who are members for at least four of their six semesters from sophomore through senior years (one semester must be based on grades earned in the senior year). Life Members, also known as sealbearers, have the gold seal of CSF affixed to their diplomas and are awarded “lamp” pins and gold stoles to be worn on graduation day. The Class of 2006 was the first graduating class from JSerra to be comprised of students bearing the CSF seal. These individuals found their CSF Life Membership advantageous in gaining scholarships and seeking college/university acceptance.

Membership

Membership in CSF is neither automatic nor compulsory. It is the responsibility of the student to apply for membership before the announced deadline each semester. Eligibility is determined by the grades earned in certain classes and is based on work in grades 10, 11, and 12 only. CSF membership is based on a point system depending on grades and current course enrollment. Semester members are those whose grades and citizenship from the previous semester meet the eligibility standards and who apply during the enrollment period. In addition, four hours of community service must be performed for each eligible semester.

Apply for Membership

Current JSerra students interested in joining our CSF chapter must download and submit the CSF Application.

. All applications for each qualifying semester must be submitted by the announced and/or posted dates (which are typically four weeks into the semester). Late applications are not accepted per CSF by-laws. Any student receiving a D or F in a subject are automatically disqualified as per CSF by-laws. If you need assistance or have any questions please contact JSerra’s CSF Advisors, Mrs. Adam or Mrs. Huston, room 1240, by telephone at (949) 493-9307 Ext. 1239/1240 respectively or by email thuston@jserra.org and wadam@jserra.org.

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