California Scholarship Federation Scholarship Through Service
California Scholarship Federation (CSF) • emphasizes high standards of scholarship and community service for California high school students.
Classes of Membership • Associate Member • Associate members shall be second semester FRESHMAN and first semester SOPHOMORES whose grades meet CSF requirements • OR first semesterFRESHMAN who are Honor Members of the California Junior Scholarship Federation.
Classes of Membership • Semester Member • undergraduate students who have met the required eligibility standards during the preceding semester, as prescribed in their respective chapter Standing Rules, and • who have made proper application for membership.
Classes of Membership • Life (sealbearer) Member • A student completing senior high school work in 5 or 6 semesters (not including grade 9) must earn CSF membership in at least 4 of the last 5 or 6 semesters • semester memberships must be earned with senior grades. (Grades earned in the final semester, just before graduation, may be used to meet this requirement.)
Benefits of Membership • Award of the official CSF life membership pin. • Federation chapter seal on the diploma, and on the permanent academic record and on transcripts. • Eligibility for Scholarships and Awards
Service to Community • Qualifying SEMESTER members must provide 10 hours community service in previous semester • Qualifying ASSOCIATE members must provide 5 hours community service in previous semester • ALL Service Must Benefit A Larger Community (no individual childcare)
Service Projects Ideas • Collect items for homeless shelters • Help in a soup kitchen • Sponsor book drive for charitable group • Volunteer for youth service groups i.e. Safe Rides • Organize a food drive • Write letters/create care packages for service men • Help beautify our school • Plant Trees • Tutor younger children • Tutor the elderly in computer skills
Homeless Shelter Opportunity • Contribute personal hygiene items and clothing to our 3rd Winter Voucher event. • Attend the Humor Helps Comedy Fundraiser this Sunday at 6:00 p.m. Just $20. • Check out our Emergency Shelter's webpage to see what supplies we are looking for or to become a "Friend." • The Emergency Shelter opens December 1. Come tour the facility (Free!) on Wednesday, November 30.
Call for Officers 2012/2013 • President (senior/junior) • Vice-President (senior/junior/sophomore) • Secretary (senior/junior/sophomore) • Treasurer (senior/junior/sophomore) • Associate member at large (freshman)
Upcoming Dates To Remember (you must reapply)NO LATE APPLICATIONS • Week of Jan. 23rd CSF Forms Available in Library • Week of Jan. 30th CSF Forms Due in H1 • Week of Feb. 6 Forms are Reviewed • Week of Feb. 13th CSF Spring Membership Posted (based on FALL grades) • Feb. 18th Seymour Award application postmark deadline (Life Member Status required)