Grants from Honda
Grants are provided to all institutions who complete NCT Part 1 Qualification.
The HBCUs which complete NCT Part 1 Qualification, but do not advance to the NCT receive a $1,000 grant as a Campus Qualifier.
For schools advancing to the Nationals, the amount of their school's grant is determined by how far its team advances at the NCT. The allocation of grants within the "tournament ladder" is:
ROUND ROBIN: 32 teams eliminated receive $3,000 each
At this point, the final 16 teams advance to the "Sweet Sixteen"
PLAY-OFFS QUALIFIERS: 8 teams eliminated receive $6,000 each
QUARTER FINALISTS: 4 teams eliminated receive $9,500 each
SEMI FINALISTS: 2 teams eliminated receive $15,000 each
RUNNER-UP: receives $25,000
CHAMPION: receives $50,000
ALL-STARS: 8 institutions receive $1,000 each
SPECIAL AWARD: 1 institution receives $1,000 for sportsperson