Founded by John and Katie Fieseler for Frederick or Washington County graduating seniors studying dentistry, medicine or business at University of Maryland.
Dr. J. Richard Crouse graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Hagerstown in 1954 and from the University of Maryland in 1961 with a degree in dentistry. In 1962, Dr. Crouse opened a private practice in Frederick where he became a pillar of the community as a director of Farmers & Mechanics National Bank, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Frederick Memorial Hospital, and an active volunteer in many other organizations. Katie Fiesler, an employee of Dr. Crouse for 13 years, John Fiesler and Charlie Nicodemus established The Dr. J. Richard Crouse Memorial Scholarship Fund when Dr. Crouse died in 1995. To assist others seeking to follow in Dr. Crouse’s career path, this fund provides scholarships to Frederick or Washington County graduating seniors accepted and enrolled at the University of Maryland College Park to study medicine, dentistry or business.