California Junior Scholarship Federation
The California Junior Scholarship Federation, or CJSF, is a statewide organization commited to fostering high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship in Middle School students. CJSF prepares our students for high school and beyond. Membership also brings with it the opportunity to participate in activities which benefit our school, community, and the students.
Learn about how CJSF works at Jefferson Middle School by viewing this informational slideshow:
How do students join CJSF?
8th Grade students can join CJSF at the start of their 8th Grade year, during the month of Septmeber. Students who do not qualify in September may submit an application in January.
7th Grade students can join CJSF in January of their 7th Grade year. Students who do no qualify in January are encouraged to apply at the start of their 8th grade year if they become eligible.
When does CJSF meet?
CJSF meets regularly throughout the school year. Please check the Jefferson Students Activities calendar, listen to the Daily Bulletin, or check the weekly eBlast for dates and times.
History of CJSF
Founded in 1967, CJSF fosters high standards of scholarship, service and citizenship in the middle school grades. Like CSF, CJSF emphasizes service to the school and the community while fostering pride in scholastic achievement. In recent years the rapid growth of the California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) has greatly strengthened CSF.
CJSF students may become Honor Award Members. Those who qualify have the Honor Award seal placed on their certificate of promotion and are eligible to wear the CJSF gold pin. CJSF also sponsors an awards program. Each year, advisers nominate Honor Award members for special recognition in the CJSF Outstanding Student Award program. All nominees are recognized at their spring conferences, receiving award certificates. Those selected as recipients by regional subcommittees are presented with a $250 award and medallion, in addition to the certificate. In April, 1989, the state board of directors changed the name of the award to “The Marian Huhn Memorial Award,” in honor of Mrs. Marian Huhn, long-time CJSF adviser at St. Jeanne de Lestonnac School, Tustin, and CJSF state Registrar at the time of her death in November, 1988. The first Huhn Awards were presented at the 1990 spring regional conferences.