California Junior Scholarship Federation

What is CJSF?

The California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) is an Honor Society. CJSF emphasizes high standards of scholarship and community service for California junior high school students.

CJSF Membership is based on scholarship and is gained after qualifying grades are earned each semester. In order to become a member, a student must submit an application each semester he/she is eligible.

Founded in 1967, the California Junior Scholarship Federation is part of CSF, the oldest scholarship institution in the state of California.

CSF (the California Scholarship Federation) is the scholarship society for high school students. Students may apply to join during 2nd semester of 9th grade (once they’ve earned high school grades) and each semester afterward for a nominal fee. Membership is noted on high school transcript and qualifies students to apply for tuition scholarships.

Should a student maintain membership during enough semesters, s/he receives a gold tassel to wear on the graduation mortarboard, then a Gold Honor Cord, then an Honor Stole, to wear with the gown. CSF holds meetings and does not sponsor field trips.

What are the benefits of CJSF membership?

CJSF prepares the student for CSF membership. Membership also brings with the opportunity to participate in activities which benefit the school, the community, and the student.

How to join CJSF

Applications are accepted only during a two-week window in Fall and Spring.

Membership is open to 7th and 8th grade students.

Applications are posted on the bulletin board outside the Counseling Office.

Membership is based on grades earned during the prior semester. Use your Semester Report Card.

Carefully read the instructions on the application.

Eight (8) "grade points" minimum are required for membership.

A parent signature is NOT required.

Completed applications are due to the Counseling Office NO LATER THAN 3 p.m. on the final day

Late Applications CANNOT be accepted. This rule is strictly enforced by the state CJSF organization.