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California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF)


California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF)  is now open to both 7th and new 8th graders of good academic standing for this semester!

CJSF focuses on helping the community. Some things we’ve done during the Fall semester are the following: Fuzzy Socks Drive for the Alameda County Foster Parent Association, tutoring Elementary students, helping teachers, and etc. Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the counseling office to Ms. Lau [email protected]
Applications are due on Friday, January 28th, also attached here
Acceptance letters will be sent out by email from Ms. Lau by Tuesday, February 1st. If you receive an acceptance letter, make sure to attend our first meeting, Tuesday, February 8th right after school at 3:05 PM with Ms. Cha, your CJSF Advisor, in the library.

If you have further questions about CJSF or applications, please email Ms. Lau at [email protected] or Ms. Cha at [email protected]

Thank you,

Su Min Cha
Creekside Middle School
8th Grade Math and Integrated 1 Teacher / CJSF Advisor

CJSF is a state-wide organization of over 600 chapters, created to foster high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship on the part of students of California's public and private junior high and middle schools. CJSF prepares the student for high school and beyond. Membership also brings with it the opportunity to participate in activities which benefit the school, the community, and the student.

Creekside acknowledges all members of CJSF in the Graduation program. In addition, Honor Members will receive:

The official gold CJSF Honor Membership Pin

A certificate of recognition with the CJSF gold seal

Honor Membership: To obtain honor membership, you must qualify for membership and complete all requirements for three consecutive trimesters starting with the Fall semester grades in 7th Grade. This means that 7th Graders apply for the first time in the Spring of 7th Grade and every consecutive semester. Applications are due at the start of every new semester. It is important to note that students must apply every semester and it is imperative that deadlines are met (ie: late applications will not be accepted).

At a minimum, CJSF is an opportunity for your student to receive a pin and certificate at graduation (for those achieving Honor Membership). However, for those interested in the possibility of more active membership, students can participate in the club meetings. We will coordinate efforts on creating service opportunities, leadership, and possibly even field trips for those who get involved with the club.


CJSF Resources

For more information on CJSF, visit the CSF Official Homepage.

Also, for more information on CJSF at Creekside, please view the following presentation:

The CJSF Application must be completed every semester.
Once your application is accepted, you must fill out the CJSF Membership Agreement.

In the Fall, Officers are elected.  The process includes filling out the Officer Application, giving a short speech in front of the Club members, and an interview with our eighth grade counselor.

If you would like to get reminders and notifications of meetings and other events, please use these notification instructions to sign up.

Fill out the Community Service Log to track your service hours.