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CJSF Huhn Scholarship

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

  • One-four page list of qualifications, awards, school service, 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.  

CJSF Honor Society

What is CJSF?

The purpose of the California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF), a state-wide organization of over 600 chapters, is to foster high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship on the part of students in California's middle schools. CJSF emphasizes service to the school and the community while creating pride in scholastic achievement. 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.

What are the benefits of CJSF/Honor Society membership?

CJSF prepares the student for high school and beyond. An emphasis is placed on academic excellence. To this end, students are given the opportunity to visit a local area university 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 field trip to UCLA, 4/13/17

Membership also brings with it the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities which benefit the school, the community, and the student. Members serve as peer tutors, support environmental activities, and participate in community service projects.
Students with plants
CJSF members tend to the school garden.

How do I qualify for membership in CJSF/Honor Society?

Students must apply for membership at the beginning of each semester. Eligibility for membership is based on grades and citizenship earned in the previous semester. Students must earn a minimum of 8 points from four eligible classes: Language Arts, History, Math and Science.

  • CJSF points are calculated as follows:
    A = 3 points
    B = 1 point
    C = 0 points
  • A grade of D or F, or a mark of N or U in citizenship in any class disqualifies a student from semester membership.
  • 6th grade students may apply for spring semester membership based on 1st semester report card grades. 
  • Grades earned in 6th grade qualify students for membership in "Honor Society" and grades earned in 7th/8th grade qualify students for "CJSF."

What is Honor Membership?

To obtain honor membership in CJSF, students must be members for three consecutive semesters in 7th and 8th grade. 

What awards do CJSF honor members receive?

Those who obtain honor membership by the end of their eighth grade year will receive the following awards:

  • The official gold CJSF Honor Membership Pin
  • A certificate of recognition with the CJSF goal seal
  • Recognition at 8th grade promotion (you'll get to wear a gold honor cord!)
  • Eligibility for associate membership in CSF during first semester of freshman year in high school

What activities do CJSF/Honor Society members participate in?

  • Monthly meetings
  • School and community service projects
  • Field trips (College trip to UCLA or UCI and possible additional field trips)

What is required for school/community service?

Students are encouraged to complete at least 5 hours of school/community service per semester. Lunchtime volunteering, peer tutoring, helping teachers/staff, 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 school/community service opportunities are available?

Service opportunities/ideas are listed below. You are also welcome to bring your requests for community service projects.  

​School-Based Service Opportunities:

1. Lunchtime Recycling Program Volunteer
    See Mr. Foots or a lunch supervisor

2. Help a teacher or staff member before/after school or at lunch.
    See any Hoover teacher/staff member and ask if s/he needs help.

3. Peer tutoring
    See Dr. Okamoto

Community-Based Service Opportunities:

1. Participate in a beach clean-up.
    An easy and constructive way to earn Service Learning Hours! 

    a)  Alamitos Beach Clean-Up

    b)  Seal Beach Cleanups

    c) Wetland Warriors Cleanup at Golden Shore Marine Reserve
        Contact: 562-570-1745

2)  Volunteer at your previous elementary school
     (Helping teachers, peer tutoring,  valet, helping with carnival, etc.)

3)  Volunteer with the City of Lakewood. 
      City of Lakewood Youth Action Center:  562-429-7472

4)  Volunteer for Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts

5)  Conduct activities at a local retirement home

6)  Volunteer at a local 5k run

7)  Volunteer at your church, temple

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Spring 2019

The application window opens on February 12th and closes at 4 pm on February 22nd. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders can apply.  Applications are available in front of Room 303.

Fall 2018

Monthly meetings are held in Room 303 at lunch.  Use your CJSF/Honor Society membership card as your lunch pass.
Service Hour Logs

Meeting #1:
7th Graders:  Wed., 10/3/18 
8th Graders:  Thurs., 10/4/18
Meeting #2:
7th Graders:  Wed., 10/31/18 
8th Graders:  Thurs., 11/1/18

Meeting #3:
7th Graders:  Wed., 1/23/19 
8th Graders:  Thurs., 1/24/19

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