California Scholarship Federation (CSF)

CSF By-Laws

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CSF By-Laws

CSF Club

The California Scholarship Federation (CSF) emphasizes high standards of scholarship and service for California high school students. It is one of the oldest and most well-recognized scholarship organizations, well-known by colleges and universities around the country. Last year, CSF awarded more than $100,000 to high school students throughout California, and the Laguna Hills High School chapter awarded $1000 to two senior recipients. The Laguna Hills High School chapter has about 250 members who are dedicated to high academic standards and service to their school and communities. Sealbearers receive a gold stole, cord, pin, and seal on their diploma to recognize their dedication and service. Membership drives are held in the Fall semester (October) and Spring semester (February).

CSF Facebook Page

For more information on meetings or to contact the President, visit the LHHS CSF Facebook page:


CSF Meetings, Membership Drive and Important Dates

2016-2017 CSF General Meetings in MPR at lunch:
  • September 15th, 2016
  • October 20th, 2016
  • November 7th, 2016
  • December 8th, 2016
  • January 12th, 2017
  • February 23rd, 2017
  • March 23rd, 2017
  • April 18th, 2017
  • May 18th, 2017
  • June 8th, 2017
2016-2017 Membership Drive:
  • Sept- Fall Drive Sept 19th-23rd, 2017
  • Feb- Spring Drive Feb 6th-Feb 10th, 2017
  • **Senior Membership Drive: June 8, 2017-June 15th, 2017
Service Projects:
CSF Campus Beautification Day
  • September 24th, 2016
CSF Campus Beautification Day
  • April 1st, 2017
CSF Tutoring
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Library
Senior Banquet
  • June 1st, 2017

CSF Offers Tutoring to LHHS

CSF is Now Offering Tutoring During Tutorial

CSF members are now tutoring!! CSF tutor in the library during tutorial. If interested in tutoring or being tutored, please ask your teachers or Ms. Hitchens in P-33.

CSF Scholarship Opportunity

Directions: Download the scholarship prompts or view them on your computer. You must be a senior, include your first and last name, and include at the top of the essay which scholarship prompt you are applying. You may write an essay for each category.

Scholarships are due May 19th by 1:00 pm in P-33.

CSF Service Hours

CSF Service Hours are CSF Designated

You are NOT REQUIRED to attend CSF meetings, unless you want to qualify for the CSF cord and/or stole. If you wish to wear the CSF cord or stole at your graduation, you will need to fulfill 5 hours of CSF Community service hours EACH YEAR (these are not the same community service hours as LHHS community service hours) in addition to other requirements. (Please see the guidelines on membership forms to qualify for CSF cord or stole.
You will be required to complete a total of 5 hours of CSF organized community service (THESE ARE NOT REGULAR LHHS COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS) each year to qualify for CSF stole or cord.
CSF Community Service hours will be emailed or posted throughout the year. You must fill out CSF Community Service hours form (on website or in P33) and have signed by CSF adviser or CSF approved volunteer. CSF Community Service hours include:
a. Attending a CSF meeting: qualifies for 30 minutes CSF service hours.
b. Tutoring: One hour equals one hour service hour. Tutoring will take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at lunch, or Saturday school (8:00-12:00).
c. Other CSF organized community service opportunities organized by CSF. See future notifications, via email, fliers, and website for CSF service projects.

CSF Service Hour Form

Hope to see you all soon and as always,


Contact Us

The CSF website has information on qualifying for membership, awards, and frequently asked questions.

Stay up to date on activities and information by joining the LHHS CSF Facebook page.

Helpful Information:

Membership Forms

Membership drive has been extended to February 16th!

Membership Forms: Download the form, follow the directions, print a copy of your transcript, and bring to tables in front of ASB on membership drive dates:

  • Spring Membership Drive: February 6th, 2017 - February 16th, 2017

Requirements for Life Membership

Requirements to maintain honorary CSF membership are as follows:
*** Qualification for CSF membership begins with the Sophomore Spring grades.

You must earn a minimum of 10 points for last semester’s grades.

  • 4 points must be from List I (unless a senior applying in Feb/June).
  • 7 points (including the 4 points described above) must be from Lists 1 and II.
  • Remaining points may come from List I, II, or III (see reverse side).
  • You must not use more than 5 courses to qualify.

No points are awarded for:

  • P.E./courses taken in lieu of P.E.
  • Subjects repeated to improve a grade (i.e. summer school)
  • Aiding, ROP, AVID, courses taken on a pass/fail basis

Points are awarded as follows:

  • Grade of A = 3 CSF points (4 for IB, AP, Honors)
  • Grade of B = 1 CSF point (2 for IB, AP, Honors)*
  • Grade of A or B in IB, AP, or Honors earns 1 extra point (max. 2 such points per semester).

You will not qualify at this time if you have any of the following in any course, even one you do not use to qualify.

  • Grade of D or F • U in citizenship
  • Ethics violation

Semester membership is based on previous semester grades.

You must reapply each semester.

Qualification for CSF membership begins with the Sophomore Spring grades. CSF honorary awards for (Sealbearer) membership:

4 Semesters: CSF pin, CSF seal on diploma and transcripts or academic records.

**5 Semesters and 5 hours of CSF community service hours: CSF pin, CSF chapter seal on diploma, indication of sealbearer status on transcripts or academic records and CSF gold cord. **6 Semesters, freshman CSF membership, 5 hours of CSF organized community service CSF pin, CSF chapter seal on diploma, indication of sealbearer status on transcripts or academic records and CSF stole.
**CSF Community service hours includes attending a CSF organized philanthropic service of one or more of the following: CSF meetings, tutoring, or other organized CSF community services.

Senior Spring Membership Forms

Seniors: In order to receive a Stole or Cord, you must fill out a CSF membership application form and turn it in between June 6th-June 14th at snack only in P-33 to Ms. Hitchens. You must have your 10.00 dollars, cash only, and teacher signature verifying your final grade.

Senior June Membership Form is Now Available:

Directions: In order for some seniors to obtain another semester, following CSF guidelines and qualifications, please apply for senior spring membership.

How to get the JUNE 2017 CSF application:

1. Select the appropriate link below, download the application.

2. Pick up the application outside P-33.

3. Download off LHHS CSF Facebook page.

Late applications will not be accepted.


Student-Teacher Basketball Game

Date: March 30, 2017

  • $1.00 at ASB before game
  • $2.00 at the door

Come see the Teachers play basketball!!

2017-2018 CSF Membership Drive Dates

Dates Coming Soon!
  • Sept - Fall Drive
  • Feb - Spring Drive

2017-2018 Officer Application

CSF Officer/Board applications are due to Ms. Hitchens on May 16th by 12:00 in P-33.


2017-18 Elected Board Members

Congratulations to our new board members!!

  • President -
  • Vice President -
  • Secretary -
  • Treasurer -
  • Publicity -
  • Volunteer Projects Commissioner -
  • Tutoring -
  • Membership -
  • Service Hours:
  • 12th:
  • 11th:
  • 10th:
  • 9th:
  • Technology and Web: