CSF - California Scholarship Federation

CSF - California Scholarship Federation

The deadline for 2nd semester CSF applications is Friday, February 18, 2022 by 3:00 pm.

Note: Per CSF bylaws, late applications CANNOT be accepted.

Thank you for your interest in Gabrielino’s California Scholarship Federation (CSF) Chapter #1170. The California Scholarship Federation is a statewide organization designed to honor outstanding high school students. 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.


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. 



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 on awards night 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 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:  2021-2022 Spring Semester CSF Application.


To be eligible, a student must earn a total 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. No points are given for grades below a “B” and a student may not have a “D” or “F” in any subject. Seven of these 10 points must be earned in academic subjects and the remaining 3 points may be from non-academic areas. Points are not given for PE, student assistant or repeated courses. Please refer to lists I, II, and III.


Please note the deadline! Per CSF bylaws, late applications CANNOT be accepted. The deadline for 2nd semester CSF applications is Friday, February 18, 2022 by 3:00 pm.  


Please direct application questions to Ms. Melissa Jones at [email protected].