California Junior Scholarship Federation


Buljan California Junior Scholarship Federation

The California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) is a state-wide scholarship organization for outstanding middle and junior high school students. CJSF is part of a long tradition that began as the California Scholarship Federation (CSF) for high school students.

The purpose of the CSF is to foster high standards of scholarship and citizenship on the part of students. In 1967, these ideals were extended to middle and junior high school students through the California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF). There are currently over 800 chapters of CJSF. Here at Buljan Middle School, members of our chapter of CJSF can keep with tradition by accepting the opportunity to complete at least 6 hours of service to the school or community each year and submit copies of their transcripts (report cards) at the end of every trimester.

Students who attain membership for at least two of the three trimesters of their 7th and 8th grade years (6th graders are not eligible for CJSF) are considered Honor Members. Honor membership affords the student special privileges when entering CSF in high school. In addition, these students receive a CJSF certificate, as well as recognition at the eighth grade promotion ceremony.

CJSF is a seventh and eighth grade honors society. Seventh graders may apply after they receive their first trimester grades. The official CJSF application form is only required initially. Once a student applies, their application form will be kept on file for their duration at Buljan Middle School. Applications are located in the office and in Mrs. Shafer’s classroom. Students are required to pick up school/community service forms from Mrs. Shafer, CJSF advisor.