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

05/13/2015

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.