California Scholarship Federation (CSF)
The California Scholarship Federation is currently accepting applications for the second semester. Please read all information below. Applications need to be turned in to the office of the Principal's Office Manager, Mrs. Stone.
What is CSF?
CSF (California Scholarship Federation) is a nationally recognized academic club that emphasizes community service. CSF provides students with a wide variety of volunteer activities in which they can participate.
How do I get into CSF?
Contrary to popular belief, a 3.5 GPA does not guarantee eligibility. Membership into CSF requires a certain number of points that are determined by the courses a student takes and the grades earned in the previous semester. A copy of last semester’s report card (print if electronic) needs to be attached to the completed application form, and points will be totaled. As eligibility is based on the previous semester’s grades, freshmen are not eligible to apply until the spring, unless the student was in CJSF for three semesters in middle school. (Students must provide a copy of the CJSF membership certificate for consideration.) Classes qualifying for membership are determined by the state organization, not by San Ramon Valley High School.
What are the fees for CSF?
Club fees are $8 per semester and are due at sign-ups. These fees are for club expenses. A portion of these dues goes towards the cords and pins that seniors receive at graduation, in addition to scholarship money awarded at the end of the year.
When do I apply for CSF?
Sign-ups for the fall semester will be held in September, and the spring sign-ups will be held in early February, after the first semester report cards are released. Notification of sign-ups will be through the video bulletin, the ebulletin, and schoolwide posters. Applications are available outside the principal’s office. Completed applications are also to be returned to the same location. Late applications cannot be accepted.
When and where are the meetings?
CSF meetings are generally held the first Wednesday of every month, October through May, in the auxiliary gym during lunch. If any changes occur, students will be notified via email and e-bulletin.
What do I do in CSF?
Members of CSF are required to attend monthly meetings. In addition, active membership requires that students participate in at least two CSF sponsored events each semester. One of the activities must require physical involvement (ie: cleaning the Iron Horse Trail), and the other activity can be passive (ie: donating canned food). These activities will be announced at monthly meetings, as well as posted online. Volunteer form sheets are available online to print, and may be turned in to the CSF box located in the Leadership room, A2. Points will be processed and posted online.
What is the advantage of being in CSF?
Students who are active in CSF for five or more semesters during their high school career will receive a cord to wear at graduation, and “active” members are eligible to apply for the CSF scholarship during their senior year. Students who are members for the required five semesters can also attain a CSF “lifetime” membership. This lifetime membership will be shown on their diplomas with a seal.
Where can I get more information?
Students who have any questions about CSF may ask the officers during the meetings. Students may also send an email to the club president.