• California Junior Scholarship Federation

    What is CJSF?

    CJSF is a statewide organization founded for the purpose of fostering high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship in the middle grades. CJSF emphasizes service to the school and the community while creating pride in scholastic achievement.

    Who is eligible for membership?

    Seventh and eighth grade students who qualify with the appropriate grades are eligible. Seventh graders will be eligible starting 2nd semester in February. 

    What are the academic requirements for CJSF?

    The requirements to join CJSF are simple. Because it is a scholarship organization, 7th and 8th grade students earn points based on their grades.

    An "A"=3pts; "B"=1 pt; and "C"=0 pts. Students must earn 8 points per semester.
    Qualifying courses are Math, Science, English and History.
    Students who have a D/F in any subject will not qualify for membership for that semester.

    Is there a membership fee?


    What is required for school/community service?

    Students are required to complete 10 hours of volunteer service per semester. Tutoring, coaching, and volunteer work with other community groups can all be counted. Any service that is not compensated and helps others qualifies. The goal is for members to balance their high academic achievement with public or school service.

    What are the benefits of CJSF membership?

    Students who qualify for 3 or more semesters will promote 'With Honors". They will receive a CJSF gold pin, a certificate with a gold seal, and they will be accepted as an Associate Member in CSF (the high school California Scholarship Federation).

    Membership brings with it the opportunity to participate in activities which benefit the school, the community, and the students. Activities will include fundraisers (Marine Mammal Society); service projects (tutoring, school supply drive, food bank) and possible field trips.

    When do students apply?

    Eighth grade students can apply during 1st quarter in October and seventh grade students can apply during 3rd quarter in February.  

    How do students apply?

    CJSF advisor/s analyzes the semester report card of the applicants. Membership is based on grades earned during the preceding semester.

    Who is the CJSF Adviser at Wells?