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California Scholarship Federation (CSF) Membership Drive

Pasadena High School's CSF club is one of 600 chapters of The California Scholarship Federation.  CSF's purpose is to foster and recognize high standards of scholarship, service and citizenship by students.

When are the application deadlines? This semester's membership drive begins Monday, February 8th and runs through Friday, March 5th. No late applications will be accepted. 

Who can join? Students in grades 10, 11 and 12 who meet requirements are eligible to join. 2nd semester 9th graders can apply for Associate membership, but this membership will not count towards CSF Life Membership - 4 qualifying semesters from 10th - 12th grade which must include 1 semester during Senior year. Only grades of A's and B's will be counted toward membership.  A weighted GPA of 3.5+ for the qualifying semester usually meets eligibility.  Any D/F grades or a U in citizenship will disqualify you from membership for that given semester only.

How does one join? To join, you must fill out the online application.  Go to  Eligibility is determined based on the grades you received on last semester's report card.  Semester grades from your transcript can be found in your Aeries Student Portal under Grades > highlight Transcript.

What about dues? Dues are $4.43 for this semester.  Under remote learning during COVID, we will notify applicants by email if they meet membership requirements before paying the fee.  Qualifying members will receive a link to pay their $4.43 membership fee through a virtual payment system linked to our ASB CSF account.

Why should one join? As a state organization with eligibility qualifications, CSF is well respected and prestigious.  Students can indicate membership on college applications and resumes.  Those students who participate in CSF activities can list their membership as "active membership" and can receive additional recognition by the club.  In addition, those students who are members for at least four semesters, with at least one of those semesters during the senior year, are considered CSF Seal Bearers and receive special recognition at their graduation ceremony.  This recognition includes the wearing of special "cords" and a notation on the graduation program as to their CSF Seal Bearer status.  Finally, CSF Seal Bearers sit in the front row at graduation.

What sorts of things does CSF at Pasadena High School do? In a traditional year, CSF members will be asked by the CSF Advisor to tutor students who need academic assistance or support in Mathematics, Science, History and English. Tutoring hours will serve as community service hours.