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 National Championship, the amount of the grant is determined by how far its team advances at the NCT. As of the 2015-2016 season, the allocation of grants within the "tournament ladder" is:
- ROUND ROBIN: 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 $10,000 each
- SEMI FINALISTS: 2 teams eliminated receive $20,000 each
- RUNNER-UP: receives $30,000
- CHAMPION: receives $75,000
- ALL-STARS: 8 institutions receive $1,000 each
- SPECIAL AWARD: 1 institution receives $1,000 for sportsperson
Grants are distributed to the HBCUs (i.e.: not to the players and coach).