The 2019 FAMU Team (shown above) finished second in the finals
Florida A&M University (FAMU) will compete in the National Qualifying Tournament of the 31st annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), America’s premier academic competition for top HBCU students. The fast-paced buzzer competition highlights students’ academic prowess and ability to answer questions about history, science, literature, religion, the arts and pop culture.
FAMU is one of 65 teams competing for institutional grants and a spot in the HCASC National Championship Tournament taking place on the American Honda campus in Torrance, California, March 28 – April 1, 2020.
From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 8, the FAMU team will be in Atlanta at the Morehouse College Bank of America Auditorium to compete against the host and eight other schools, including Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, Tuskegee University, Edward Waters College, Kentucky State University and Savannah State University. In 2019, FAMU finished as runners-up to Spelman.
Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is a year-round program that centers on academic excellence, community service, leadership, networking opportunities and mentorship. It includes campus engagement, qualifying tournaments and culminates with the National Championship.
Since 1989, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, one of Honda’s longest-running philanthropic initiatives in the United States, has celebrated and recognized the academic talents of HBCU students. More than $9 million in grants from Honda have provided support for scholarships, facility upgrades and other investments to improve the HBCU student experience.
To help FAMU qualify for the National Championship, the public can vote for the FAMU team at bit.ly/HBCUWinner2020 until February 10. Register and vote up to three times per day. The three top vote-getting HBCUs will automatically advance.