Vote for our boat and help support FCC student scholarships!

Every year, Carroll Creek is filled with uniquely designed sailboats as part of Sailing Through the Winter Solstice. This is a fundraiser where visitors can vote on their favorite boat by making a donation ($1 = 1 vote), with donations supporting local non-profit organizations.

This is the first year that FCC is sponsoring and designing a boat to be displayed! FCC’s boat is raising donations for the Frederick Community College (FCC) Foundation, Inc. for student scholarships.

The support (votes) we receive for FCC’s boat helps FCC students with financial need stay in school by supporting the cost of tuition and fees, books and supplies, transportation, food, housing, childcare, and more.

Your gift makes a difference!


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Frederick Community College Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 organization. Your gift is tax deductible as a charitable donation subject to IRS regulations. More information.


About Our Boat

The FCC Scholar Ship was built in the FCC Arts Center using a modified kit from Chesapeake Light Craft of Annapolis, Maryland. The boat is modeled after a lightship, which guides vessels to safety in areas where a traditional lighthouse cannot, 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 of the early 1920s. 

The FCC Foundation, the charity of choice for the FCC vessel, awards scholarships and emergency aid to more than 1,500 students each year to help them afford tuition and fees, textbooks, transportation, housing, food, childcare, technology, and more.

Community college students are smart, resilient, and driven. The “Scholar Ship” funds raised through this project will insulate students against economic challenges that could impact their ability to succeed in higher education. 


Cougars on the Creek

The FCC Scholar Ship has been getting a lot of visits! Take a photo of yourself, your friends, and family in front of our boat and use the hashtag #CougarsOnTheCreek to see it featured here!