CSF Fall 2020 Membership

The California Scholarship Federation (CSF) exists to promote and recognize high standards of scholarship in California schools.

Membership is based on academic qualifications. Membership is held during the semester following when the qualifying grades were earned and is for one semester only. In order to become a member, the student must submit an application each semester the student is eligible. A point system specified in the CSF State By-Laws establishes the membership requirements. To secure eligibility for CSF membership, a student must earn sufficient points from pre-approved course lists. The majority of the required membership points must come from University of California accepted course work. The CSF Application Form and course lists are self-explanatory on what courses are used and the limit of classes you can use in order to qualify.

CSF Semester Membership grade qualifications.

To qualify you must earn a minimum of 10 points in a maximum of 5 classes in the previous semester.

  1. Minimum of 4 points must be from List I
  2. The next 3 points must be from List I or II
  3. The last 3 points may come from any List (I, II, III)
  4. Grade A+, A, A- for a Non-AP/AS course is worth 3 points
  5. Grade A+, A, A- for a AP/AS Courses are worth 4 points. Maximum 2 courses used toward total
  6. Grade B+, B, B- for Non-AP/AS is worth 1 point
  7. Grade B+, B, B- AP/AS Courses are worth 2 points. Maximum of 2 courses used toward total

Life Membership is achieved by qualifying for at least four or more semesters in the last three years of high school. One semester must be during the senior year.

100% Membership is achieved by qualifying for six semesters in the last three years of high school.

Benefits of membership include the right to list CSF on college and scholarship applications, recognition at M-A Senior Awards Night and on the M-A Graduation Program. Members will receive a CSF certificate, and a tassel plus a gold cord for graduation day.

Members also are eligible for small scholarships from the M-A PTA and the CSF organization. Because of this financial benefit, we encourage freshmen to participate early and get in the habit of doing their applications each semester they are eligible.


CSF Membership Applications for Fall 2020 Semester

February 21 – March 7, 2021

Who can apply? Sophomores, juniors and seniors who meet the qualifications. While freshman year is not recorded toward the Life Membership or 100% Membership it is a good habit to get your student to apply each semester.

Applications can be submitted two different ways.

  1. Online CSF Application Submittal Fall 2020
    • Upload your unofficial transcript. Transcripts can be found through your student’s Portal account, aka Infinite Campus: http://portal.seq.org.
    • $5.00 application fee using PayPal or you can also mail in $5 application fee by check. Please make checks out to MAHS and mail to Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton, CA 94027.
    • Your student will be sent a confirmation email to their school email after their application has been received.
  1. Mail in CSF Application Submittal Fall 2020
    • A completed CSF Application Form 
    • Print out a copy of  your unofficial transcript. Transcripts can be found through your student’s Portal account, aka Infinite Campus: http://portal.seq.org.
    • $5 application fee by check. Please make checks out to MAHS.
    • Mail completed CSF Application packet to  Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton, CA 94027.
    • Your student will be sent a confirmation email to their school email after their application has been received.

DO NOT GO TO THE GUIDANCE OFFICE FOR YOUR TRANSCRIPT.


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