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California Scholarship Federation



California Scholarship Federation, or CSF, is an academic honor society that allows for high achieving student to highlight their academic as well as community service endeavors. Students who achieve lifetime membership (by meeting guidelines set forth by the governing body) by their senior year will be allowed to wear either a cord or a stole during graduation to display this accomplishment.  All 10th, 11th, and 12th graders are eligible to apply for membership at the beginning of a semester. 9th graders may apply for auxiliary membership during the second semester. Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of the month in the theatre. If a student is unable to attend this meeting, they may attend a makeup meeting the next day (Tuesday)  in Mrs. Sepe's room 210.
What about 9th Graders?
Freshmen may join CSF after they have completed one semester of high school. They are considered junior or associate members under the constitution of the state CSF Board. Therefore, their first year in high school does not contribute to Gold Sealbearer status; once again, only their sophomore, junior and senior years count. However, students are encouraged to join and be recognized for their academic achievement. CSF membership will be published each semester on the SJHHS website and the CSF web site.

* Associate membership does not count towards four required semesters and at this time we do not have a CSF Club. Students are encouraged to join after their Fall semester of 10th grade.
Lifetime Membership (Sealbearer)
Life Membership / Sealbearer status is achieved by a graduating senior who has achieved membership during four of the last six semesters of high school, with one semester’s membership based on senior grades being obligatory.
Freshman and first semester sophomores are considered associate members only, which means it may not be counted towards Life Membership.
Special Recognitions for life Members:
Embossed Gold Seal on Diploma
Eligible for special CSF life membership scholarships.
“CSF Life Member” noted on Transcript.
The Application Process
Please note CSF membership is solely based on academic achievement and there is no community service requirement.
One important thing to note, applications Must be submitted by the deadline, and retroactive membership is Not allowed.
The 2023-2024 CSF dates are the following
October 9th 2023
November 13th 2023
December 11th 2023
January 15th 2024
February 12th 2024
March 11th 2024
April 15th 2024
May 13th 2024


Members may apply at the beginning of each semester. (Students are required to submit a new application at the beginning of each semester to re-apply) Applications are based on a grade point scale (for more information see the application in the locker). A transcript printed out from the Parent Portal is required with each application to verify grades. To remain an active member students must: CSF gives you points or your involvement within the club. You need to earn 30 points to be considered an active member. Please visit our website
A $10 per semester donation is requested to cover the cost of state chapter dues, but is not required. Students may subscribe to the CSF list serve to receive updates and notifications by sending an email to Mrs. Sepe at with your name, grade, and that your are in CSF.
2024-2025 OFFICERS

2024-2025 OFFICERS

  • President: Sanvi Shah
  • Co-Vice President: Ava Adibi
  • Co-Vice President: Melody Moeinzadeh
  • Social Media Coordinator: 
  • Senior Treasurer: 
  • Junior Treasurer: 
  • Media Committee: 
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Chapter 1139 strictly adheres to the CSF Bylaws


The Board of Trustees desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities.  The Board prohibits, at any District school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.


CSF Crest



For any questions regarding CSF please contact the Chapter Adviser, Mrs. Sepe, at