Students from some of the most esteemed colleges in the country went head to head at the Honda campus in Torrance recently.

Forty-eight students representing historically black colleges and universities tested their knowledge to win bragging rights and earn grants for their schools.

It was the 27th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament. The unique academic competition has brought more than 100,000 students from around the country to compete, and nearly $7.5 million has been awarded to the schools for books, tuition, scholarships and facility upgrades.

Honda says it has been their corporate responsibility to promote education.

And it’s not as easy as it may look; the different teams hit the books throughout the year on top of their regular academic work to qualify for this championship.

The Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is one of Honda’s largest and longest-running philanthropic initiatives in the United States.