The LINK- Parent News Letter


California Scholarship Federation (CSF) Sign-ups Begin Thursday, January 17, 2019

CSF is a statewide organization to honor outstanding high school students.  Applications for semester membership are taken each semester after report cards have been received.  Enrollment based on last semester grades will begin on Thursday, January 17 and end on Friday, February 1.  Due to a change in the CSF by-laws, late applications can no longer be accepted.  To be eligible for membership a student must earn at least 10 points based on the previous semesters grades, and not have any grades lower than a C.  A student earns 3 CSF points for an A and1 CSF point for a B.  One additional point shall be granted for a grade of A or B in an AP or Honors course, up to a maximum of two such points per semester.  A grade of C does not earn any CSF points and a D or F disqualifies the student from membership for the semester.  Of the required 10 CSF points, 7 points must be earned in courses from LISTS I and II, while the remaining 3 points may be earned in courses from any LIST (I, II, or III).  Of the 7 points required from LIST I/II courses, at least 4 points must be earned in LIST I courses alone.  The exception to this is for seniors applying at the start of their second semester or at graduation, and they may use three courses from LIST II and none from LIST I.  A student is limited to a maximum of 5 courses for the computation of CSF eligibility.  Students must reapply for membership each semester.  To apply for membership, the student needs to bring his/her semester report card and $5 to Ms. Landucci in room 1510.  See Ms. Landucci for a copy of List I, II and III.  Students who are members of CSF for at least 4 out of their last 6 semesters (one of those semester memberships must be earned with senior grades) meet the requirements for Life Membership.  The benefits of life membership are the following:  receiving the official CSF life membership pin, the Federation chapter seal on their diploma and indication on permanent academic records and transcripts, the Federation chapter seal on the life membership certificate, and a gold tassel and stole to be worn at the graduation ceremony.  If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Ms. Landucci at 953-8508 or at slanducci@lusd.net.