California Scholarship Federation (CSF)
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Mission Viejo High School
Saddleback Valley Unified School District
Chapter No. 832
California Scholarship Federation Requirements
- Regular Membership
- By Semester – requires application EACH semester.
- Sealbearer or Life Member
- Requires four semesters of membership (applied and accepted) based on grades earned in grades 10 – 12 (grade 9 does not count towards Sealbearer or Life Member). One semester of earned grades MUST be in your senior year. A Life Member must be a member all six semesters (grades 10-12).
Current C.S.F. Subject List
English 1 Hon/IB
English 2 Hon/IB
English 2 AP/Language
English 3 AP/Literature
English 4 & IB HL2
French 1,2,3,4, & 5
Spanish 1,2,3,4, & 5
Spanish/Span. Speak. 1-2
Civics & American Government H
History of the Americas IB HL2
US History & AP
Economics & Agri. Econ
World History & AP
Algebra II Honors
Geometry & Honors
Pre Calculus & Honors
Math Applications & Interpretations IB HL
AP Calculus AB & BC
Biology & AP & IB HL2
Chemistry & Honors/AP
Physics & AP (C: Mechanics) & Physics IB HL2
Physiology & Anatomy
Environmental Science AP
Earth Science & Sheltered
Human Geography AP
Painting and Drawing
3D Art Design
ROP – Arts and Communication
ROP – Business and Marketing
ROP – Health Science
ROP – Public Services
ROP – Science and Technology Pathway
Shop – Auto, Wood
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
- Severe disciplinary problems CSF MEMBERSHIP CAN BE PERMANENTLY REVOKED AT ANY TIME FOR ETHICS VIOLATIONS OR “UNWORTHY” CITIZENSHIP.
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.
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. The Mission Viejo 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.
CSF Service Hours are CSF Designated
You are REQUIRED to attend CSF meetings 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 SEMESTER (these are not the same community service hours as MVHS 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 MVHS COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS) each semester to qualify for CSF stole or cord.
CSF Community Service hours will be posted throughout the year. You must fill out CSF Community Service hours form (on website) and have signed by CSF adviser or CSF approved volunteer.
- Summer hours will not be taken into consideration.
- Text or email a board member if there is an event you would like to create.