Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) is in its 26th season of academic competition, engaging the best and brightest students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
HCASC celebrates, supports and recognizes academic excellence at HBCUs. Since 1989, Honda has touched more than 100,000 students, helping them to realize the "Power of Dreams." While HCASC is a competition, students become "friends for life," who support each other as they pursue their dreams.
Honda has awarded more than $7,5 million in grants to the participating institutions. These grants provide support to HBCUs for book & tuition scholarships, facilities upgrades, and other investments to improve the student experience.
The year-long HCASC season begins when students arrive. Power Search quizzes, given across campus where students learn, gather, study and live, help identify the superstars. Next, HBCUs hold a campus tournament or form their HCASC Club. Practice sessions commence, with an emphasis on knowledge acquisition and team building. In December, the coach selects the varsity team. In January, teams attend official National Qualifying Tournaments which help determine the field for The Nationals.
The 2015 Nationals will be held March 21-25 in Torrance, California, Honda's U.S. Sales & Marketing Headquarters. The event includes welcome activities, rigorous competition, and a day at Honda's HQ. The Finals are live streamed. A gala closing acknowledges the teams and individuals, and sends them on their way to pursue their dreams with hundreds of new connections and BFFs.
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