Our Mission


The Upstate of South Carolina is one of the fastest growing regions in the United States, The demand for highly trained and qualified Scientist, Engineers, Mathematicians and people creating innovation in Technology are critical to the continued growth in the Upstate.In order to address the growing needs in the area of STEM, we must inspire students from all walks of life to engage and educate themselves on all opportunities through programs promoting STEM. As the work force needs change, the Upstate HBCU Classic Committee is committed to addressing those needs in the community and promoting Historically Black Colleges and Universities and their education offerings. We desire to create a pipeline of talented students who will pursue opportunities at HBCU's that will prepare them to become the next Scientist, teachers, engineers, medical professionals, community leaders and professional athletes.

After students receive the highest quality education, we will work to help industry in the upstate to recruit graduates from these colleges to fulfill the needs of the industry.   

Our Vision


Over the next five years, our vision is to address the continued need of developing professionals in the area of medical research, scientific research, technological advancements, engineering and making college education affordable.

We endeavor to become a leading organization in building pipelines to making college affordable,while creating a pathway for students to position themselves for higher paying jobs. 



Our Goals


  • To develop relationships between the community and HBCU’s
  • To promote higher  education and opportunities through a college education
  • To provide programs  that benefit the Upstate region
  • To challenge youth to  become involved with community activities
  • To increase diversity and integrity within the community 

2019 Upstate HBCU Classic Winner


Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley State University 55

Benedict College   12

Football Classic Game History

Savannah State Univ. Winner


        September  5th 2009

           Savannah State University 


            Livingstone College 

            34 - 12

Concordia College Winner


 August 28, 2008

 Concordia  College


 Livingstone College

      26 - 21

Edward Waters College Winner


November 3, 2007

   Edward Waters College 


      Concordia College

     24 -   21

Johnson C. Smith Winner


        August 26, 2006       

    Johnson C. Smith University


         Edward Waters College

          19 - 14

Edward Waters College Winner


  October 8, 2005

       Edward Waters College


     Clark Atlanta University

       20 - 13