"Hospice was very involved even though it was for only 10 days. The called me at home in the evening to give me emotional support. They stayed for many hours at the assisted living facility after Dad died to provide support. They attended the funeral. They provided equipment, hospital bed, and walker very quickly. They came out to meet the family within hours of the first phone call. They offered me assistance after dad died. They were wonderful!"
Dr. Kass was one of the founders of Hospice of Washington County, Inc. Since 1980 Dr. Kass has served as HWC’s only Medical Director.To honor Dr. Kass for his tireless efforts, the Hospice of Washington County Board of Directors established the Dr. Frederic H. Kass III Scholarship fund in 2005 in celebration of HWC’s 25th anniversary. The fund was designed to support higher education for end-of-life care professionals of Hospice of Washington County, Inc.
In 2010, during the 30th Anniversary Celebration of HWC, the fund was expanded and endowed. The Frederic H. Kass III, M.D. Endowed Scholarship Fund was created. Dozens of individuals generously donated to the fund to honor Dr. Kass for his efforts over the past 30 years. The fund was expanded to include all students in Washington County pursuing a career in the healthcare field.
All applicants must be residents of Washington County, Maryland.
Applicants must be either:
• A senior in high school accepted at an accredited college majoring in the health care field.
• A current college student with a QPA of 3.0 majoring in a health care field
• An employee of Hospice of Washington County, Inc. continuing their education in the healthcare field, accepted to an accredited college, maintaining an GPA of 3.0
All applications must be 100% complete to be considered.
All applications must be postmarked no later than April 1 of the year of application.
Applications are due by April 1 of each year. Scholarship will be awarded in May or June of the same year to be awarded for the Fall semester.