California Scholarship Federation (CSF) is a statewide organization which honors outstanding high school students for their academic excellence. Following each semester's grading period, students can apply for membership. Students are not automatically inducted into CSF; they must apply for membership each semester. The application process is rather simple as it consists of three lists that weigh academic required classes, academic electives, as well as other qualifying classes and activities (such as AVID and Orchestra). Ten points must be earned (on each semester's application) to be eligible; applicants are disqualified if they earn a D, F or U in any class that semester. The current membership/application fee is $10 each semester. Participation in school and community activities is encouraged, but is not required. Applications must be submitted by the designated deadline, retroactive membership IS NOT ALLOWED.