California Scholarship Federation (CSF)

CSF Application Spring 2017

Spring 2017 CSF Registration
January 30 – February 10, 2017
At lunch in the Counseling Center
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors can apply

Should you have any questions or need assistance in filling out the application, please contact the CSF advisor, Mrs. Vanessa McPherson, at (619) 397-2020 or at



California Scholarship Federation

The idea for a state-wide organization to honor outstanding high school students was first proposed by Charles Seymour, vice-principal of National City High (later Sweetwater High) in 1916.  Over 80 years later the 1000+ CSF chapters continue to foster high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship among high school students.

Qualification for membership is based on semester grades earned during grades 10, 11, and 12.  Students who earn mainly “A” and “B” grades in scholarship and who have no “D” or “F” grades in either scholarship or citizenship might qualify.  To determine eligibility, students may pick up an application in the Counseling Center.

Life Membership in CSF is earned by having four or more semesters of membership, including at least one semester in the senior year.  Life membership entitles a student to receive a CSF Life Certificate, a pin, and a stole to wear at graduation.  CSF Life Members sit in the 2nd and 3rd rows at the graduation ceremony and receive special recognition.

Applications for membership are available during a two-week period each semester at the Counseling Center and must be submitted with a copy of the previous semester grades or a transcript along with a suggested $5 donation to cover CSF regalia expenses ( $30 total by senior year which includes CSF stole, pin, certificate).  The application period based on June grades begins in late-August  or early September of each year, and in early February applications are accepted for the December semester grades.  Late applications are not accepted; students must apply during the two-week registration period each semester.