Defending champion Oakwood University has the opportunity to win a $75,000 institutional grant. And it’s all down to four students with a winning formula.
The Oakwood quartet is set to defend its title at the 29th Honda Campus All‐Star Challenge National Championship Tournament this April.
Natahli Sabriena Barrett, a senior majoring in biology, Michael McKnight, a senior majoring in psychology, Joshua Nwaoha, a senior majoring in biology, and Raina Nyelle Harden, a junior majoring in psychology and Spanish,will represent Oakwood as teams from 48 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) go head‐to‐head in the Honda Campus All‐Star Challenge.
“Honda congratulates Oakwood University for advancing to the ‘Great 48,’ a group that represents some of the brightest HBCU students across the country,” said Steve Morikawa, vice president, corporate relations and social responsibility, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
“Beyond the impressive academic competition, Honda Campus All‐Star Challenge has fostered a network of ‘friends for life’ that champions students as they pursue their professional dreams. We look forward to hosting an exciting HCASC National Championship Tournament in April,” Morikawa said.
In 1989, Honda established Honda Campus All‐Star Challenge (HCASC) to highlight the academic achievements of HBCU students.
One of Honda’s longest running philanthropic initiatives in the United States, the HCASC has impacted the lives of 125,000 students from across the country.
More than $8.5 million in grants from Honda have provided support for scholarships, facility upgrades and other investments to improve the student experience.
The 2018 HCASC finals will be live‐streamed on Tuesday, April 10 starting at 12:00 p.m. ET at HCASC.com.
For more information on HCASC, including a full list of the 48 qualifying teams, visit www.hcasc.com.