The Charles and Marian H. Seymour Memorial Award was established to honor the founders of the California Scholarship Federation. The first award of $25 was made in 1936 to Elizabeth Murphy O’Neil of Fresno. Today, a total of $125,000 is awarded to 50 graduating Sealbearers every year. The award is regarded as one of the highest scholastic honors given to high school graduates in the state of California
This is an adviser-nominated award only. No individual students may directly apply for the Seymour Award. A chapter adviser is eligible to nominate two Sealbearers. The link to the online application is sent to advisers in late November and application are due February 18. The application includes an application, essay, and letters of recommendation.
Each spring, regional committees choose 50 Seymour Finalists from among the candidates nominated by their chapter advisers. Each of these Finalists will be presented with a $2,000 award at their regional spring conference. After interviews, one from each of the five regions is selected as the Seymour Regional Award Winner. These regional winners will receive an additional award of $3,000.
Please encourage your CSF adviser to nominate two of your chapter’s exceptional students for this opportunity.
Funding of the awards is made possible by chapter dues and royalties on apparel and accessories purchased through the CSF store.