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California Junior Scholarship Federation

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 17, 2020 to apply for CJSF?

        *This is for all 7th and 8th graders

  • 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 May 1st 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.
Community Service Hours

 This link has all of the NEW GUIDELINES to what counts and does not count for volunteer hours, frequently asked questions, and general information about CJSF.