FALL 2014 APPLICATIONS
CSF is now accepting applications for membership for the Fall Semester, 2014. Download and print an application (scroll down to the LOCKER to access the file). Be sure to read the directions VERY CAREFULLY and feel free to visit Mrs. Harrington in room F-2 if you have any questions or need help with the application.
Please note there is a new procedure for submitting applications:
Since CVHS no longer automatically mails paper copies of report cards, you must PRINT OUT a copy of your grades from LAST SEMESTER and obtain a SIGNATURE from a guidance counselor verifying the validity of the print out and your citizenship grades. Leave your printout in the CSF-INBOX located in the guidance office. Counselors will verify and sign your printout and you can pick it up the next day from the CSF OUTBOX in the guidance office. Applications without this printout and/or without a signature from your guidance counselor will be DENIED.
Do not wait to obtain your counselor’s signature. In order to get your application in on time, you must submit your printout to the guidance department on OCTOBER 9th, the latest.
Leniencies on the application deadline will NOT be given.
Do NOT wait until the last minute!!!
California Scholarship Federation Locker
Welcome to CSF
Founded in 1921, the California Scholarship Federation is the oldest scholastic, scholarship institution in the state of California. CSF emphasizes high standards of scholarship, and community service for California high school students. CSF encourages service to the school and the community while fostering pride in academic achievement.
CSF Membership is based on scholarship and is gained after qualifying grades are earned each semester. In order to become a member, the student must submit an application each semester the student is eligible. A point system specified in the CSF State By-Laws establishes the membership requirements. To secure eligibility for CSF membership, a student must earn sufficient points from pre-approved course lists. The majority of the required membership points must come from University of California accepted course work.
Life Membership (Sealbearer) is achieved by qualifying four or more semesters in the last three years of high school, and earns the CSF Gold Seal on diplomas and transcripts. One of the semesters must be from grades earned during the senior year.
From the State CSF Website
WHAT HAPPENS IF A STUDENT MISSES THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?
Membership is neither automatic nor compulsory. The By-Laws (Article IV, Section 2) and every chapter's mandatory Standing Rules (Article III, Section 3) require that the eligible student actually apply for membership, and retroactive membership (after the deadline) is prohibited. However, certain extreme circumstances may justify an exception to this rule; these may include: A lengthy absence from school during the application period; an incomplete grade completed (or a previously recorded grade changed) after the deadline, which qualifies a previously ineligible student. Excuses such as forgetting or not bothering to apply, inability to find one's report card in a timely fashion, failing to heed school announcements about the application period, absence on the last day of the application period, and other mundane excuses are not acceptable.