CONTEST. The Intel ISEF(Intel International Science and Engineering Fair) is the one of the largest science competitions in the world for students. Now in its 49th year, the Intel ISEF is the world's only science project competition for students in the ninth through twelfth grades. Students compete for over $2 million in scholarships, tuition grants, scientific equipment and scientific trips. Science Service, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, has administered the ISEF since its inception in 1950. Corporation such as Intel, the title sponsor, have been friends of the ISEF for years and it recognize the urgency of promoting achievement in science to students worldwide. Each year 3-5 million students complete science research projects and roughly 1,000 of those students earn the right to compete at the Intel ISEF. Throughout the United States and around the world, 500 Intel ISEF-Affiliated Science Fairs send two individual finalists and one team project to compete on the international level. Students compete for scholarships in 15 categories: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Space Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Science, Gerontology, Mathematics, Medicine Health, Microbiology, Physics, Team Projects and Zoology. An Intel ISEF-Affiliated Science Fair is a science competition that is a member of the ISEF network. These competitions exist in every state in the US as well as 40 countries. All Intel ISEF-Affiliated Science Fairs register with Science Service and must consist of 5 participating high schools and/or 50 students in the 9th - 12th grades; fairs are conducted at local, regional, state and national levels. More information on the affiliated science fair nearest you and how to affiliate with the Intel ISEF is available through Science Service. Scholarship awards are $3,000, $1,500, $1,000 and $500 respectively in each of the 15 categories. Additional awards worth over 1.5 million include tuition scholarships, summer internships, scientific field trips and laboratory equipment provided by Intel, Science Service and nearly 70 other corporate, professional and government sponsors. The two overall winners of the Intel ISEF will receive all-expense-paid trips to attend the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden.