SARSEF

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SARSEF winners may qualify for other competitions

AzSEF is the state fair for Arizona. Students in Grades 5-12 who have placed first at a school, home school, district, county or regional science fair are eligible to compete at AzSEF.

No more than 12 entries per grade level (one for each of the 12 categories) will be accepted from each school in the elementary and junior divisions.

In the event your fair does not give place awards, it is the discretion of the fair director to send the project considered the best representative of the category selected.

This fair is for high school students, who must first qualify at an affiliated fair like SARSEF Regional Fair. The top prize is a $75,000 scholarship. From the SARSEF Regional Fair, eight high school projects move on each year as finalists — and three middle school projects are selected as observers — to attend this global competition.

Middle school projects that win first or second place at the SARSEF Fair qualify for this competition. Finalists take home more than $100,000 in awards and scholarships.

Projects for SARSEF may be used in other competitions

Each year, nearly 1,900 students enter the Regeneron STS, submitting original research in critically important scientific fields of study. Unique among high school competitions, the Regeneron STS focuses on identifying, inspiring, and engaging the most promising scientists among the nation’s high school seniors.

The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program is a tri-service – U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force – sponsored STEM competition which promotes original research and experimentation in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the high school level and publicly recognizes students for outstanding achievement. By connecting talented students, their teachers, and research professionals at affiliated symposia and by rewarding research excellence, JSHS aims to widen the pool of trained talent prepared to conduct research and development vital to our nation.