California Scholarship Federation (CSF)

California Scholarship Foundation, or CSF, is a state-wide organization that recognizes students who have displayed high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship. It is expected that such participation in CSF should exemplify the CSF motto of “Scholarship for Service.”


CSF membership is determined by a formula that is calculated using a student's classes and respective grades from the previous semester. Students will gain membership in CSF if they apply and have earned 10 CSF points per semester. Points are earned on grades from the previous semester according to the following scale:

A = 3 CSF points

B = 1 CSF point

C = 0 CSF points

D or F in any course, even if not counted for CSF, disqualifies the student from membership. The club is only open to second semester sophomores, juniors and seniors. 


Eligible students become members by submitting applications each semester based on their previous report card grades. Students may further their involvement by becoming an Active Member in CSF. An active member not only fulfills the academic requirements for CSF membership, but they also participate as either a CSF Peer Tutor or a Teacher's Assistant. Active CSF membership requires a minimum of 5 service hours per semester. Board Member status will be considered for students who complete 12+ hours of Peer-Tutor or TA service through an application process each year in August.

How to Become a CSF Tutor

Every semester, the CSF Moderator sends out the membership application via email. Within the CSF membership application there is a separate Peer-Tutor Application Form. Applicants must fill out BOTH the Membership Application AND Peer Tutor Application, if they are interested in being an Active Member. Peer Tutors must keep a record of their service and submit by the deadline each semester.

Tutor Hours Log

How to Become a CSF Teacher Assistant (TA)

Students can also choose to be an Active Member by signing up to be a teacher's assistant. In addition to the CSF membership application, there is a Teacher Assistant application that must be submitted to the CSF Moderator upon completion. The application requires the teacher's approval in order for the form to be accepted. TA's must keep a record of their service and submit by the deadline each semester. 

TA Hours Log

Lifetime Membership

Life Membership can be achieved by seniors who have been members for four out of the five semesters of high school. Life Members are also known as "Sealbearers" (or Gold Sealbearers) and will receive a CSF lamp pin at graduation and a gold seal on their diploma.

The application period for becoming a member of CSF is now closed. All applications were due by Friday, September 18th, 3:00 p.m. The next application period will begin in January, 2021.

Late applications will not be considered.


Mrs. MaryLynne Rodriguez
(650) 968-1213, ext. 730