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CA Scholarships Federation

 
FOR ALL QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION, please refer to mabearspta.org
 
 
CSF Spring Semester 2020 Membership -Pass/Fail Semester
 
CSF will allow the use of a passing grade to be substituted for the traditional letter grade for the Spring 2020 CSF membership. 
 
To qualify for CSF membership, follow these guidelines, and refer to the course lists.
  • A passing grade is equivalent to one point.
  • You must earn a minimum of 5 points from the last semester's grades.
    • Minimum of 4 points must be from List I
    • The last point may come from List II or III
  • You MAY NOT use more than 5 courses total to qualify.
  • No CSF points are given for: physical education, courses taken in lieu of physical education, subjects repeated to improve a grade, and courses involving clerking and  office/teaching assistant.
 
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.
 
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 Spring 2020 Semester 

October 19-31, 2020.
 
Who can apply? Sophomores, juniors and seniors who meet the qualifications. Freshman will be able to apply for Fall 2020 Semester CSF Membership in February 2021.
 
Applications can be submitted two different ways.
 
    • 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 M-A HS and mail to Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton, CA 94027.
    • You will be sent a confirmation email after your application has been received.
 
 
Mail in CSF Application Submittal Spring 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 M-A HS.
    • Mail completed CSF Application packet to  Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton, CA 94027.
    • You will be sent a confirmation email after your application has been received.
 
DO NOT GO TO THE GUIDANCE OFFICE FOR YOUR TRANSCRIPT.

 

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