Calfornia Scholarship Federation (CSF)

CSF – California Scholarship Federation
Olympian High’s Academic Honor Society – CSF Chapter 1323
Students who qualify must register each semester beginning in the 10th grade.  Students who qualify and register for four semesters of membership based on semester grades are potentially eligible for CSF Life Membership. Life Members will be honored at the graduation ceremony. 

CSF membership is neither automatic nor retroactive. A student must take an active part by applying for membership within the application period, which generally begins three weeks after semester grades are issued, and lasts for ten days.  No late applications are permitted.  One objective of CSF is to teach responsibility, especially in meeting deadlines.  Therefore, membership will not be awarded if a student fails to apply by the deadline date.  New students enrolling after the application period must notify the CSF advisor within the same semester of their potential eligibility based on their academic record and CSF membership at the former school; official transcripts will be required for a status review. CSF dues are used to help pay for the state charter dues, certificates and graduation stoles.  Applications and CSF course lists will be available in the main office/counseling center, with the CSF Advisor and the school website only during the application period.  Since eligibility for membership in CSF begins with the completion of the first semester of 10th grade, 9th graders are not eligible for membership. Additionally, since eligibility for membership in CSF opens with the completion of the first semester of 10th grade, if a student starts applying in the 11th grade, they can still qualify for Life Membership as long as 4 qualified semesters are registered (including both semesters in the senior year).  

LINK TO: CSF REGISTRATION FORM*

*Follow us @olympianscsf on Instagram for more information*

CSF Advisor: Mr. Craig Collins @ craig.collins@sweetwaterschoools.org

CSF Fall Semester 2020 lists are posted below: 

Class of 2021 – CSF List 

Class of 2022 – CSF List

If you have any questions please contact the CSF advisor Craig Collins at craig.collins@sweetwaterschoools.org

CSF Spring 2021 Registration: 10th, 11th, and 12th graders are able to apply this semester. Registration dates are 3/8/2021- 3/11/2021 from 3:30 PM- 5:30 PM at Olympian High School.

The following steps are how to apply for CSF 2020-2021:

  1. Print out your December 2020 transcript from Infinite Campus
  2. Fill out the CSF application with your December 2020 grades
  3. Place your completed application, transcript, and $5 in an envelope
  4. Securely seal the envelope and write the following on the front: Last Name, First Name; Grade Level and Class year (202#); ID #
  5. Turn in your envelope during the designated registration dates.

 

If you are unable or have trouble acquiring any of the previously mentioned materials, please contact the CSF Advisor, Craig Collins (craig.collins@sweetwaterschools.org), or message the CSF Instagram account, @olympiancsf. Any incorrectly completed applications may be subject to rejection. Please click the links below for more information and a tutorial on how to fill out the form.

CSF Presentation

CSF Tutorial 

The Spring 2020 columns are blank because the registration process was interrupted and canceled due to COVID-19. It is assumed that anyone who registered during that period qualified, there just wasn’t a recorded list. If you have any questions please contact the CSF advisor, Craig Collins at craig.collins@sweetwaterschoools.org

Lastly, please feel free to check out the Google Doc titled “Resources for CSF Members“. We have compiled a list of resources to help support students since we realize how stressful it can be to meet the requirements for CSF.

Congratulations to all the CSF Members!

 

The idea for a state-wide organization to honor outstanding high school students was first proposed by Charles Seymour, vice-principal of National City High (later Sweetwater High) in 1916.  Over 80 years later the 1000+ CSF chapters continue to foster high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship among high school students.

Qualification for honor society membership is based on semester grades earned during grades 10, 11, and 12.  Students who earn mainly “A” and “B” grades in scholarship and who have no “D” or “F” grades in either scholarship or citizenship might qualify.  To determine eligibility, students may download the CSF application via the link above.

Life Membership in CSF is earned by having four or more semesters of membership, including at least one semester in the senior year.  Life membership entitles a student to receive a CSF Life Certificate, a seal on his/her diploma, and an elegant stole to wear at graduation.  CSF Life Members sit in the front rows at the graduation ceremony and receive special recognition.

Applications for membership are available during a two-week period each semester at the Counseling Center and must be submitted with a copy of the previous semester grades or a transcript along with a $5 donation (which pays for CSF Life Certificate, a seal on his/her diploma, and an elegant stole to wear at graduation).  The application period based on June grades begins in mid-August of each year, and in late January/early February applications are accepted for the December semester grades. Late applications are not accepted; students must apply during the two-week registration period EACH SEMESTER.

Should you have any questions or need assistance in filling out the application, please contact CSF Advisor, Craig Collins in Room 701 or at (619) 656-2400.