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California Junior Scholarship Federation


1.  The next application period will be in January 2019. Keep your 2018-19 Quarter 2 (with Quarter 1 and 2 grades on them) report card handy for your application.  The school will not re-print your grades for you. Please be responsible. 

  >>  Here is a link to the CJSF application form. The application window opens January 8th and closes at 2:50 pm on January 25th to Room 18 or the Student Office.  Late applications will not be accepted (this is a policy of the CSF organization). 

2.  8th graders may begin logging your community service hours for CJSF Honor membership with distinction (and earn a gold cord for promotion). 20 hours are due by Friday, April 12, 2019 at 2:50 pm. Any hours that you are receiving credit for in a class or completing as a personal benefit fundraiser (ie. TA, Leadership) do not qualify, with the exception of Boy Scout tree pick-up hours as they are also doing a service for our community.  Pick up a service log in Room 18 or this link

3. Sign up for Text Reminders:


*****Please note:  Mrs. Bartling is available in Room 18. 


Our 2018-19 Officers are:

Mason T., President

Michael , Vice President

Emma C., Treasurer

Sydney & Mia V., Co-Secretary/Community Service


FAQ – California Junior Scholarship Federation – Chapter #1279


What is CJSF?

The purpose of the California Junior Scholarship Federation,a statewide organization of over 600 chapters, dedicated to high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship. Per CJSF statewide qualification standards - this club is open to qualifying 7th and 8th graders (based on 7th and 8th grade grades).


What are the benefits of CJSF membership?

CJSF prepares students for CSF membership in high school.  Membership also brings with it the opportunity to earn scholarships for college and participate in activities which benefit the school, the community, and the student.


What do I need to turn in by 11:35 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2019 to apply for CJSF?

  • $7.00 donation
  • A minimum of 2-A’s and 2-B in your core subjects each quarter (Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science)
  • Your report card from Quarter 2 (showing Q1 & Q2 grades)
  • CJSF application signed by yourself and a parent.


Why don't you accept late or incomplete applications?

PLEASE TURN IN APPLICATION EARLY! Incomplete applications will not be accepted and cannot be corrected after the deadline. In the laws of the state organization of CJSF it specifically states that late applications may not be accepted. Chapters that do so can lose their membership. Turning applications in on time is part of being in CJSF. Please plan ahead, stay informed, watch the news at school, and don't forget!


What activities may CJSF members participate in?

  • Sign up for text reminders for meeting announcements. Meetings will be held after school
  • Group or individual community service activities.

What is Honor Membership?

To obtain honor membership, you must qualify and apply for membership in 3 out of the 4 semesters of your seventh and eighth grade years.


What awards do CJSF members receive?

Honor members will receive the following awards at the end of 8th grade:

  • An honor certificate of recognition, membership pin, and the CJSF gold seal for your promotion certificate.
  • In addition to being an honor member, if you complete a minimum of 20 approved community service hours by April 12th of your 8th grade year, you will receive a gold honor cord to wear at 8th grade promotion. Late hours will not be accepted. 

What happens if I receive a referral or suspension when I am a member of CJSF?

  • A referral or suspension for ANY reason will result in your CJSF membership being revoked for the semester during which the disciplinary action took place.  However, you will be able to reapply for CJSF the following semester.
CJSF Director
Contact K. Bartling  K. Bartling ex: 4418 Math/Sci 6 Teacher

CJSF Meeting Notes

August 7, 2018 - CJSF Meeting notes  (you must be logged in to your BUSD Google Account to access the notes). 

August 21, 2018 - Elections and Money approvals

December 11, 2018 - Meeting Notes

Link to Holiday Party Food Sign-up for Tuesday, December 18th - B-lunch in Room 53

Community Service Opportunities

Community Service opportunities will be shared here when received by the community. 

  • Need Community Service Hours?   Here's a local website that will help you to sign-up for volunteer opportunities around our area.

  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - Brentwood Regional Community Chest - December 14-15, 2018

  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - Shepherd's Gate - September 22, 2018:

    • On September 22nd, we are hosting our 3rd annual 5k - Run for Freedom at Shepherd's Gate-Brentwood. This event would not be possible without amazing volunteers helping us! If any of your leadership students are interested in receiving volunteer hours, we would love to have their help with our event.

    • Here is the event link with more information:

    • If anyone is interested in volunteering, he/she can sign up here:

    • Tracy Sanchez, Volunteer Coordinator, Shepherd's Gate - Brentwood

Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts offer an abundance of opportunities to help our local community, and beyond, and build leadership skills. It's not too late to join these organizations.

  • If you are interested in joining Girl Scouts, please see Mrs. Pospisil, our librarian for more information.
  • If you are interested in joining Boy Scouts, please see Mrs. Kennealy for more information.