2017 Path Of Totality Solar Eclipse Scholarship Award

A total solar eclipse will occur on August 21st, 2017, Monday, that will be visible in a narrow strip across the United States. A solar eclipse takes place when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, totally or partially obscuring the image of Sun for a viewer on Earth. The map on this website shows events where you can safely watch the eclipse. Not all of the events will be inside the path of totality! With 300 million people an easy drive from the path of totality, you will want to pick a spot early.

So, The Path of Totality has planned the “2017 Path of Totality Solar Eclipse Scholarship Award” for students of US Colleges. We will select three winners for the scholarship and the prizes are divided as follows:

  • 1st prize of $500
  • 2nd prize of $250
  • 3rd prize of $100


The students who are studying in astronomy and space science are eligible for this scholarship program.

Scholarship Requirement

Applying for this scholarship award is easy. Simply write the essay of 400-450 words by giving answers for the following questions:

  1. Why and how the solar eclipse occurs?
  2. Advantages and disadvantages of Solar Eclipse?
  3. Why Solar Eclipse rays are harmful?

Your essay should be named “2017 Path of Totality Solar Eclipse Scholarship Award". Once you have written the essay, please notify us by sending an email to . Along with the essay, your email should also include the following information:

  • Your full name, phone number, and email address.
  • The name of the University/College you are attending.
  • Verification of your enrolment at that University/College.
  • The course of study you are pursuing or planning to pursue.

Deadline and Award Date

The deadline for submitting your work is 20th August 2017 and winners will be picked on the 31st August 2017and notified within 14 days via e-mail. If the winner fails to contact us within two weeks, we will select other winner.