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California Scholarship Federation (CSF)

What is CSF and why should I join?

The California Scholarship Federation or CSF is open to all students who meet the minimum, academic requirements (see membership). Students must reapply for membership every semester by presenting their report card for grade verification and paying the $8.00 dues.

Students who sign-up and qualify for membership to CSF for four semesters in their Sophomore, Junior and Senior years (one semester must be in the Senior year) are declared sealbearers. Sealbearers receive awards at graduation and are allowed to wear the gold CSF cord and lamp pin at Commencement exercises. Students who sign-up and qualify for all six semesters receive an additional honor of being a 100% member.

Freshmen may apply for CSF during their first semester at Bishop Montgomery by proving membership in CJSF from their previous school. This is usually verified by showing their diploma with the gold CJSF seal affixed on it. Freshmen are considered “honorary” until they have received grades at the high school level.


Students must apply for membership at the beginning of each semester. Membership is determined by the grades earned in the preceding semester, i.e. Fall 2020 membership is earned with Spring 2020 grades. The minimum, academic requirements for membership are:

10 points from the following scale:

A = 3 CSF points*
B = 1 CSF point*
C = 0 CSF points
D or F in any course, even if not counted for CSF, disqualifies the student from membership

*1 extra point for an A or a B in an AP or Honors-designated course, not to exceed two such points per semester

  • 4 (Four) of the 10 (ten) points must come from List I courses.
  • 7 (Seven) of the 10 (ten) points (including the four List I points) must come from List I and II courses. Of course, all seven points may come from List I.
  • The last 3 (three) points may come from any list.
  • Only 5 (five) courses (or 25 credits) may be used to earn the 10 (ten) points.

See the CSF Lists I, II, and III for approved courses

CSF members also offer tutoring to Bishop Montgomery students after school. Email Mr. Hong for more information at [email protected]