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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.

How To Apply:

1. Fill out a CSF Application (download a copy from the locker below or stop by Mrs. Harrington's classroom, F-2, for a hard copy)

2. Print out your grades from LAST SEMESTER (Fall 2019)

3. Drop off you grade printout (NOT your application) to the Guidance Office in the CSF INBOX.

4. Return to the Guidance Office the next day and pick up your grade printout from the CSF OUTBOX. Your printout should now have a signature from guidance verifying your grades and citizenship.

5. Attach your application, your SIGNED grade printout, and a $15 dollar donation and bring ALL three to Mrs. Harrington's classroom, room F-2. APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF SUBMITTED TO MRS. HARRINGTON'S MAILBOX. 

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY THE END OF LUNCH ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 31st, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

*** Feel free to see Mrs. Harrington in F-2 if you need help with your application. Don't wait until the last minute! Late applications will NOT be accepted, per the California Scholarship Federation Bylaws.

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.

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2019-20 Executive Board

Co-Presidents: Tahlia Vayser and Aidan Burakoff 

Secretary: Neil Kardan 

Historian: Taylor Chen 

Events Coordinator: Whitney Dean 

Senior Reps: Rozhia Abolghasemi and Julian Shea 

Junior Reps: Pallavi Gaikwad and Kathryn Heinemeier 

Sophomore Reps: Alysea Loreto and Ceerat Oveissi