The California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) was founded in 1967 and is the oldest junior high/middle school scholastic, scholarship institution in the state of California. CJSF is part of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF), the oldest scholarship institution in California, founded in 1921.
CJSF emphasizes high standards of scholarship, community service, and citizenship for California junior high and middle school students. CJSF encourages service to the school and to the community while fostering pride in academic scholastic achievement.
At MacArthur, CJSF promotes appropriate activities amongst its members. Students in grades 7 and 8 who meet the requirements are eligible for membership, granted that they apply in the first month of each semester. Members must participate in two service projects each semester.
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month in the Library at 12:10 p.m.
Member awards include a membership card, Honor membership pin, official gold seal, verification of Honor Award on the cumulative record, and Associate Membership in the CSF chapter in high school.
CJSF members clean up Corona del Mar beach, 2012