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  California Junior Scholarship Federation

The California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) emphasizes high standards of scholarship and community service for California junior high and middle school students.

Founded in 1967, the California Junior Scholarship Federation is part of CSF, the oldest scholarship institution in the state of California and one of the most prestigious honor societies in the state.  Parras Middle School is very proud to have an active chapter of the California Junior Scholarship Federation where students get to work together to improve the community they live in, as well as to spend time with other like minded students who have similar post secondary education aspirations.  The goal of CJSF at Parras Middle School is to provide members with opportunities to give back to their community through community service projects.  In addition, an emphasis is placed on academic excellence.  To this end, students are given the opportunity to visit two local area universities each year and are exposed to university admissions information that is geared toward middle school aged students.   CJSF students begin early on to plan for their academic future and CJSF is designed to help guide students along the way.

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CJSF Students may earn community service hours by tutoring in the Library on Wednesdays at Lunch.  Learn to be a tutor and give back to your school!  


CJSF Students take action through community service by running a holiday Toy Drive, and running a canned food drive for food insecure families in the South Bay.  


Applications go out in late September for the Fall and in mid-February for the Spring.  Applications are posted on the counselor and CJSF google classroom, passed out during Social Science classes, and located in the front office.  

 8th graders apply both semesters,

7th graders may apply for the Spring!  


CJSF Remaining Dates

5/21 and 5/22- Chapman University Visit

5/24/18 Pin Ceremony

*All meetings are during lunch in the cafeteria


Parras CJSF will nominate the two best applicants for the Huhn CJSF Scholarship.  Students must submit:

  • One-four page list of qualifications, awards, and community service activities from middle school. 
  • A letter written and signed by the nominee.  This letter should give the selection committee insight into the nominee's character, his/her interests and hobbies, and his/her goals for the future.  ONE PAGE MAXIMUM. 
  • A letter from the CJSF Adviser
  • A letter from a non-educator community member.