CSF - California Scholarship Federation

CSF - California Scholarship Federation
The deadline to apply for CSF is Friday, February 16th, 2024 at 3:30pm for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders only. Please note: Per CSF bylaws, late submissions CANNOT be accepted. Please use grades from the Fall 2023 school year to apply. 
The California Scholarship Federation is a statewide organization designed to honor outstanding high school students. Gabrielino is part of Chapter #1170.  Students may qualify as Semester Members or as a Seal Bearer, which means that a student qualified for at least four semesters between 10th and 12th grades with at least one of these semesters occurring during the student’s 12th grade year.
Purpose: The California Scholarship Federation (CSF) recognizes students for outstanding academics. The purpose of CSF is “to foster high standards of scholarship, service and citizenship on the part of students of the senior high schools of California.” Membership in CSF is recognized by colleges, universities, employers and at graduation. 
Eligibility: CSF is open to current GHS students in grades 10, 11, and 12. Students in 10th grade may apply beginning in the second semester, using their first semester grades. 11th grade students may apply during both semesters of their junior year. 12th grade students can apply both semesters of their senior year.
Seniors who have been members of CSF for at least four semesters (10th, 11th, and 12th grade years, one of which is their 12th grade year) are considered to be Life Members. Life members graduate with honors. Life members wear a gold tassel, are recognized at Senior Awards with a pin and certificate (as long as they belonged to CSF the 1st semester of their senior year) and receive a gold seal on their diploma. Members who earn Life membership after their second semester will receive the pin and certificate upon graduating.
Membership: Membership in CSF is not automatic. A student must apply by the announced deadline. Please make sure to read through the instructions and use this form to apply: 
To qualify,
  • Students must earn a minimum of 10 points for the semester in five classes
  • An “A” = 3 points, a “B” = 1 point, and an “A” or “B” in an honors or AP course will receive an extra point, up to a maximum of 2 points per semester
  • Seven of these 10 points must be earned in academic subjects and the remaining 3 points may be from non-academic areas
  • No points are given for grades below a “B” and students may not have a “D” or “F” in any subject
  • Points are not given for PE, student assistant or repeated courses.
Please direct application questions to Ms. Melissa Jones at [email protected].