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California Junior Scholarship Federation Award

CJSF Applications for Membership

Application window for 8th grade students open 5/1 -5/5, 2023.

CJSF Applications for Membership 

Currently being accepted for 8th grade students ONLY: May 1, 2023 thru May 5, 2023. 

One of the highest academic honors that students can earn in secondary school is the California  Junior Scholarship Federation award. The CJSF is a nationwide honor society recognized by  companies & institutions that, in some instances, have been known to award scholarships. The  CJSF is an academic membership to which students must apply. 

Membership is for the semester following the grade period. There are no retroactive  memberships given. Membership must be renewed each semester. To earn the official Honor  Membership Pin, students must have been a member of CJSF at least three times during their  tenure at Kastner. 

The grades used to apply for this semester membership are from your 2nd  semester 12 week grade report card for the 22-23 school year. The last day to submit your application for membership is May 5,  2023, 3:00 PM. 

Please use the CJSF Google Form application link and Online Payment option provided below  to submit your application and to make the payment for the membership fee. The cost for  membership is $5.00.

Charter Rules prohibit us from taking late applications, therefore, no late applications will be  accepted after 5-5-2023. If you need assistance to confirm you qualify, please call Mrs. Calderon at  [email protected] or you may call (559) 327-2607. You may also reach out to Ms. Jaurique, our CJSF Advisor at [email protected]. 

Applications that are mailed to Kastner must be postmarked no later than 5-5-2023.

Kastner Intermediate School, 

Attn: CJSF Membership Office 

7676 North First Street 

Fresno, CA 93720 

Online Application

Online Payment

Thunderbird logs
The THUNDERBIRD AWARD is the highest, most prestigious award a student may earn at Kastner Intermediate School.  The honor is available to seventh and eighth grade students and is awarded at the end of the year at the Principal's Award Reception. The criteria for earning this award reflects a broad base of participation, achievement and service.  To earn the THUNDERBIRD AWARD, a student must accrue a minimum of points in four distinct categories:
  • MIND - Scholarship
  • MIND - Co-Curricular
  • BODY - Physical Activity and Effort
  • SPIRIT - Personal Service
The purpose of this award is to recognize these well-rounded individuals who exemplify the qualities that Kastner Intermediate hopes to foster in all of its students: (1) the desire for self-improvement, (2) dedication and commitment in reaching goals, (3) concern for and service to others, and (4) the willingness to be a positive role model to others. 

Download and print the complete Thunderbird Award Packet and Point Sheet.

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