The 2017 Frederic H. Kass III, M.D. Endowed Scholarship Fund Scholarship Recipients Announced

Three students pursuing careers in the healthcare field were recently named as the recipients of the 2017 Frederic H. Kass III, M.D. Endowed Scholarship Fund. Dr. Frederic Kass is one of the founders of Hospice of Washington County, Inc. (HWC) and since 1980, has served as HWC’s Medical Director.


To honor Dr. Kass’s tireless efforts, HWC’s Board of Directors established the Frederic H. Kass III, M.D. Endowed Scholarship Fund. This fund is designed to support students in Washington County pursuing a career in the healthcare field. The fund is made possible by individuals and organizations who have given generously to support it.


This year’s scholarship recipients were Alexis Lewis, currently attending Shenandoah University; Hanna Moser, a recent graduate of Williamsport High School; and Hollyann Wettstein, a recent graduate of North Hagerstown High School.


“Hospice of Washington County has grown to provide comprehensive end-of-life care for our residents and support of their loved ones,” stated Frederic H. Kass III, M.D. “I am grateful to have participated in this growth and for the help Hospice has provided my patients and friends. I hope the scholarship funds will assist those pursuing careers in healthcare. Each year, we are astounded at the caliber of the student applications and the accomplishments of the youth in our area.”


Three scholarships are awarded annually. To be eligible, individuals must be a Washington County, Maryland resident who is a graduating high school senior and accepted to an accredited college majoring in a healthcare field; or a Washington County, Maryland, resident who is a current student at an accredited college and majoring in a healthcare field with a minimum GPA of 3.0; or an HWC employee or an immediate family member of an HWC employee.


Scholarship applications must be completed by April 1 of each year, and the scholarships are awarded in June.


Individuals who are interested in donating to the scholarship fund can call HWC’s Senior Director of Development, Community and Public Relations, Karen Giffin at 301-791-6360 or email

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Caption: Hospice of Washington County (HWC) recently the announced the Dr. Frederic H. Kass, III, M.D. Scholarship recipients. Pictured are the scholarship recipients from left to right – Alexis Lewis, Hollyann Wettstein and Hannah Moser. With the recipients are Tom Newcomer, Chair of the HWC Board of Directors, and Dr. Frederic H. Kass, III, one of the founders and Medical Director for HWC.