Celebrate the History. Create the Future.
28 years ago, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge was established to showcase the academic excellence of HBCU students. Over 125,000 HBCU students have participated in the program, the HBCU National Quiz Championship. It's a competition, but is much more, as students come together, learn, develop teamworking skills and in the end, become "friends for life," thereby creating a vast network to support them through and beyond their HBCU days.
Honda supports HBCUs because of the unique and critical role they play in higher education, and because they have helped literally millions of students achieve their dreams through the years. That aligns with Honda's guiding philosophy, "The Power of Dreams."
More than $8 million in grants from Honda have provided support for book & tuition scholarships, facilities upgrades, and other investments to improve the student experience at HBCUs.
HCASC alumni span the U.S. and abroad. Their career paths are varied -- they are doctors, teachers, lawyers, community-builders, scientists, professors, architects, researchers, writers & journalists, military & government officials, business leaders & entrepreneurs, artists, engineers, economists, musicians, and more. They share an enthusiasm for learning and have put their education to good use.
NEW! Honda Announces Internship Opportunity for HCASC Players
Honda is proud to announce a special opportunity for students who participate in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC). Up to four HCASC participants will be selected for a summer 2017 internship in Torrance, California. This is a paid internship with housing benefits.
This internship outreach extends Honda’s relationship with the HBCUs and their students, and advances Honda’s desire for increased corporate diversity. Students selected will be matched with a department suited to their skills and career aspirations, and will gain valuable work experience in a corporate environment.
The HCASC Year
|HCASC is a year-round program which engages 10,000 students a year in the persuit of academic excellence in a fierce HBCU competition.|
|Summer||The HCASC season begins when students first arrive on campus. New students are introduced to HCASC during orientation, and when returning students arrive, recruitment is in full swing.|
|Fall||Power Search quizzes are given all across campus wherever students learn, gather, study and live, to help identify academic superstars. Next, HBCUs hold campus tournaments and/or form HCASC Clubs. Regular practice sessions commence, with an emphasis on knowledge acquisition and team building.|
|Winter||In December, the coach selects the varsity team. In January, it's practice, practice, practice. In February, teams attend one of eight official National Qualifying Tournaments (NQTs). After the NQTs, 48 teams are selected to advance to the Nationsl Championship Tournament.|
The National Championship Tournament (NCT) is held in April at Honda Headquarters in Torrance, California. Over 100 volunteers, including 50 Honda associates, serve as game officials, conduct registration and mentor the students. Many HBCU Presidents attend to support their team.
Attention HCASC Alumni
We're calling on HCASC Player Alumni to update their online profile. Log In at the top of the page to stay in touch with your "Friends For Life"! We want to hear about your achievements, and what you are up to.
Check out the HCASC Alumni Hall of Fame and nominate former players. This award is not about how a player's performance in the game. Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is a reflection of how a an alumnus' life has progressed since their playing days. We look for HCASC Alumni whose achievements are noteworthy, in their chosen career, and giving back/being a part of society, be it their local community, and/or to their HBCU. DEADLINE: December 9th.