Five Students to Compete for Scholarships in Second Annual Business Plan Contest


Frederick Community College will host its second annual Business Plan Contest next week, when five student finalists will compete for scholarships provided by M&T Bank.

The contest will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19 in the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater on campus.

Finalists will present their business plans to a panel of judges comprised of local business leaders for the chance to win one of three scholarships. 

“This contest allows our students to develop a polished business plan, present that plan to business experts, and receive valuable feedback,” said Marty Crabbs, program manager for the FCC Business Program. “It’s a great way for students to put in practice all they’ve learned in their business classes and we are very grateful to M&T Bank for generously providing these scholarships two years in a row.”

The judges will choose three winning business plans and those students will receive scholarships that can be used at FCC or a transfer college. First, second, and third place will be awarded $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000, respectively.

The judging panel includes:

Mark Blacksten – Vice President, M&T Bank

Elizabeth Cromwell – President and CEO, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce

Nick Damoulakis – President, Orases

Jason Lee – Partner, Top Quality Janitorial Services

Veralynn Morris – Owner, Potomac Financial Services Group

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the contest, contact Michelle Nusum-Smith at 301.624.2851.