California Scholarship Foundation (CSF)

California Scholarship Federation (CSF) Membership requirements Chapter #: 1475 Advisor: Mr. Estanislao What is CSF? California Scholarship Federation (CSF) is a

statewide organization which honors outstanding high school students for their academic excellence. CSFs website: CSF Why Join CSF? CSF is recognized by colleges and universities throughout California.

Another accolade to add to your repertoire of achievements Membership Life sealbearer is awarded to students who qualify in 4 semesters one of which has to be your senior year. Students who qualify all six semesters from

10th through 12th grade are considered 100% members and receive a certificate plus all benefits of being a Life sealbearer. Life Sealbearers receive Life member pin Gold seal on diploma

Notation on transcript Membership Requirements You must apply every semester starting your 2nd semester of 10th grade ($5 fee if eligible) CSF points begin with your 1st semester of 10th grade Following each semesters grading period

students can and must apply for membership. I will notify you all when applications are due Now to the application Chapter #: 1475 On the application next to current grade level, please indicate what semester you are applying for.

Ex: If you are a 10th grader in 2nd semester, then you are applying for 10th grade in 1st semester Ex: If you are a 11th grader in 1st semester, then you are applying for 10th grade 2nd semester Utilize the course list provided to fill out the course grid on the application List all the courses you have taken for the semester you are applying in the appropriate LIST

No CSF points shall be given for physical education courses courses taken in lieu of physical education Subjects repeated to improve a grade Courses involving clerking or office/teacher assisting Courses taken on a pass/fail basis.

CSF points are granted as follows: A grade of an A = 3 CSF points A grade of B = 1 CSF points One additional point shall be granted for a grade of A or B in an Honors course. Up to a max of 2 such points per semester

A grade of C = 0 CSF points A grade of D or F in any course, even in one you cannot use to qualify, disqualifies you from membership at the time. You must Earn a minimum of 10 points from last semesters grade from which you are applying

for. 7 of the 10 must be from Lists I & II, with a minimum of four from List I. The remaining points may come from any LIST III) You MUST use no more than 5 courses to qualify

Membership dues $5 dollars per semester in which you are applying for membership Remember!! Semester membership is based on work done in the previous semester Membership does not have to be consecutive

You must reapply EVERY semester (I will tell you specific dates) Community service Encouraged but not mandatory. However, Think about college admissions The monetary awards potentially at your disposal

AWARDS given by the CSF SEALBEARER AWARD Advisor and teacher recommendation. Goes to a deserving Sealbearer who: Demonstrates very high potential Exhibits exceptional motivation and effort May be limited by personal or financial limitations/obligations in

extracurricular activity participation Exemplifies CSF, Scholarship for Service, even if it is limited to school. May be overlooked in other awards and scholarships Can greatly benefit from financial assistance $1,000 for each regional recipient (5 CSF Sealbearer Award recipients)

Seymour Memorial Award An adviser-nominated award only. Adviser nominates 2 seal bearers. Each spring, 10 finalists are selected per region (there are 5 we are South Central). Each of these individuals receive $2,000. Then at the regional conference, one of the 10 is selected as the Seymour recipient and receives an

additional $3,000. Michelson Award For seniors only Seniors respond to a prompt. Students receive $1,000 for 1000 words. One senior is selected to win.

New West CSF Scholarship IN THE WORKS =) Utilizing the extra funds available from membership dues to award a few recipients with $$$.

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