California Scholarship Federation (CSF)

The California Scholarship Federationis a nonprofit organization whose mission is to recognize and encourage academic achievement and community service among high school students in California. It is one of the oldest honor society for high school students


For Seniors and Juniors who have A’s and B’s in their core classes.  Sophomore students are invited during their second semester of school.

Eligible students become members by submitting applications based on their report card grades. Membership is for one semester, and membership drives are held each semester within established periods dictated by the State bylaws. Please review links of application and List of Approved CSF Classes.

When– Registration Dates 1STSemester Fall 2019 and 2ndSemester Spring 2020

The dates below are the only dates to turn in your application with copy of semester report card.  There will be no exceptions.  You must come in before school, at break or after school for help to fill out form and or turn in application.

Seniors & Juniors – September 16th– September 20th, 2019

                        Seniors, Juniors & Sophomore – January 27th– January 30th, 2020


Cabrini Hall, Room 208 – Mrs. Stephenson

Must bring a copy of your semester grades of Spring 2019 & Fall 2019 and a filled-out CSF application.  I will send an email to all those who are eligible for membership for the semester within 2 weeks after the completion of the membership drive.

PLEASE ALLOCATE TIME TO FILL OUT FORMS. I will not accept or be responsible for applications left under my door, with another teacher, in my inbox or with the Receptionist.


With 4 semesters of membership (at least 1 semester in senior year) you earn “Life Member” status and garner awards at graduation.

Active Members versus Inactive Members 

An active member not only fulfills the academic requirements for CSF membership, but also participates in chapter activities at a level predetermined by the chapter adviser and officers; it is expected that such participation should exemplify the CSF motto of “Scholarship for Service.”  Members active for 4 semesters will receive at graduation;

Certificate, CSF Lamp Pin, Seal on Diploma and Gold Stole.

Inactive members are still entitled to consideration for the required awards at graduation but may be excluded from other optional awards and chapter privileges (e.g., field trips, banquets, chapter scholarships, etc.).  Members that are inactivefor less than 4 semesters will receive at graduation; Certificate, CSF Lamp Pin, Seal on Diploma.   


Today’s chapters continue to foster the recognition, motivation, and education of academically talented students. Chapter memberships promote the CSF ideal of service to their communities.  YOU WILL NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE TO BECOME AN ACTIVE MEMBER.  WE WILL REVIEW THIS DURING OUR FIRST MEETING.  THE INFORMATION AND DATE OF FIRST MEETING WILL BE ON OUR SCHOOLOGY CLUB PAGE AND BY EMAIL.

Scholarship Opportunities – Please check the CSF website for more details on these awards.

  • Seymour Memorial Award
  • Michelson Memorial Award
  • Outstanding Sealbearer Awards

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Stephenson by email at estephenson@cathedralcatholic.orgor stop by room Cabrini 208.

CSF Application Form
CSF Course List