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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. Fall applications are for 8th graders only as 7th graders will have the opportunity to apply in the spring!  If you are interested in applying please click THIS LINK. All applications are to be submitted by 3:00 pm on Monday, September 26th.  

 8th graders may apply for both semesters!

7th graders may apply for the Spring!  


CJSF Meeting Dates

*All meetings are during lunch in the cafeteria