FCC Scholar SHIP
Frederick Community College Sets Sail to Raise Funds for Student Scholarships
Frederick Community College (FCC) is excited to announce its participation in "Sailing Through the Winter Solstice," an annual charity event to support local non-profit organizations and made possible by Color On The Creek. As part of its commitment to community engagement and student support, FCC has designed and built a boat that will be showcased during the event, with all donations raised going to the Frederick Community College Foundation, Inc. for student scholarships.

"Sailing Through the Winter Solstice is a community event that embraces the spirit of the winter season and provides an opportunity for community members to support non-profits in Frederick County,” said Dr. Molly Carlson, FCC Associate Vice President for Continuing Education and Workforce Development. “Anyone who chooses to vote for our boat will be supporting the educational journey of deserving FCC students.”

FCC's boat, aptly named the FCC Scholar Ship, was designed and built in the FCC Arts Center by “Captain” Sam Martin, FCC Art Studio Manager. It is modeled after a lightship, which guides vessels to safety in areas where a traditional lighthouse cannot, and is symbolic of how FCC has safely navigated more than 30,000 alumni to graduation since 1957. The paint selection is based on FCC school colors, and the surface design is inspired by “razzle dazzle” maritime camouflage era of the early 1920s.
Through their votes, attendees can indirectly contribute to the FCC Foundation and support student scholarships. Each dollar donated is one vote for the ship.

The public is invited to attend the launch of the FCC Scholar Ship as well and other participating boats on Saturday, November 18, in Carroll Creek Park from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, with music and food trucks for spectators.

For more information about "Sailing Through the Winter Solstice" and FCC's boat sponsorship, please visit



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