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California Scholarship Federation

College Scholarship Federation


Founded in 1921, the California Scholarship Federation is the oldest scholastic, scholarship institution in the state of California. CSF emphasizes high standards of scholarship, and community service for California high school students. CSF encourages service to the school and the community while fostering pride in academic achievement.

CSF Membership is based on scholarship and is gained after qualifying grades are earned each semester. In order to become a member, the student must submit an application with a transcript 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 college preparatory accepted course work.

Life Membership (Sealbearer) is achieved by qualifying four or more semesters in the last three years of high school (not including Freshman year) and one of the semesters must be from grades earned during the senior year.  Sealbearers earn the CSF Gold Seal, gold cord, lamp pin and certificate.  Sealbearers also are eligible to apply for scholarship money.

If you qualify for CSF membership on the basis of your last year’s grades, fill out the application form online and attach a screen shot of your grades (report card or transcript).  You can access your grades on your Aeries portal.

$10 membership donation can be paid via ASB webstore or at the ASB window.  Applications are due usually 4 weeks after the start of the semester (due date is posted on the application).  No late applications can be accepted based on CSF by-laws.

Newport Harbor High School is a public institution that promises inclusion of all students who are members of the California Scholarship Federation Newport Harbor High School chapter and at no time will a student be dismissed from a program or penalized in any way due to a financial hardship. 

CSF application Fall 2021

Happy New school year, Newport Harbor Students, 

Hope you are all doing well!  For those students interested in the California Scholarship Federation (CSF), the new round of applications are open. 

(For those who applied in the previous round last semester. if you did NOT get a specific email from me saying you didn't qualify, then that means you did qualify.  For those who did not qualify, you were sent an email from me regarding that).

Due to the current learning situation, the California Scholarship Federation (CSF) has decided to continue with the online application.  This round of applications is open to current 10th, 11th and 12th graders who are in good academic standing.  

1. Please complete the Google Form CSF Application by clicking here: CSF Application Fall 2021

2. Please read the directions very carefully especially regarding the point system.

3. Please use your last semester's grades (Spring 2021) and refer to the CSF approved List of courses to complete the application.  This list of courses changes every year so any old ones from years past will not be relevant.  Please reference to CSF Documents on the right.

4. If you would like to donate a $10 member donation to go along with your application, you can donate to our ASB Webstore !  Just look for the CSF logo and you can donate there.  

5.  The application is due on Friday, October 1, 2021.  NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED PER CSF BY-LAWS.

csf Fundraiser with chipotle

CSF is doing a fundraiser with Chipotle on 17th street!

Since we can't do our usual food truck night, we decided to partner up with the Chipotle at 468 E 17th St. in Costa Mesa for a yummy fundraiser.  On Wednesday, January 27th between 5:00pm-9:00pm, come in to Chipotle with the attached flyer or show on your smart phone or tell the cashier your are supporting CSF or enter a promo code XDRE9TW when ordering on the Chipotle app/website for pick up and portion of the profits will go towards CSF scholarship money.


Chipolte Fundraiser


Advisors: Ms. Grace Nguyen and Mrs. Cori Ciok

How To Fill Out The CSF Application

CSF Application Video

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