Gaithersburg, Md. – Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling with offices in Gaithersburg and Frederick, Maryland, will support local fire and rescue professionals and their families by sponsoring a semi-annual scholarship award of $2,500. According to Tom Plant, Paul Davis office owner, the scholarships are for any child or dependant of a firefighter or emergency medical personnel.

“We are encouraging local young people who are related to local first responders to pursue post-secondary education at an accredited community college, college, university or technical college,” said Plant. “One applicant will be selected twice a year with applications due in May and October. Awards will be presented in June and November,” he said. “We’ll have the winners accept the scholarship at one of the selected fire stations and we'll ask the winner to get up and read the essay.”

Applicants must submit a 500 word essay on what it means to have a parent or guardian in the fire or rescue field. Submissions are due on Saturday, May 14 for an award on Thursday, June 24 and on Friday, October 15 for an award on Wednesday, November 24. Submission forms may be obtained from Paul Davis Restoration at 7410 Lindbergh Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20879. Or, contact Lauren Nowak at 301.948.8008 or email

Applicants must represent currently enrolled high school or current college undergrad students with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of a 2.5. A parent or legal guardian must be a current volunteer or a career fire and rescue responder in Montgomery, Frederick, Washington and Prince Georges counties in Maryland and Washington, DC.

The scholarship program demonstrates Paul Davis Restoration’s continuing support for local fire and rescue professionals and their families. “We salute those who stabilize a wide variety of catastrophic and dangerous situations and who are equipped to deal with local property owners during some very difficult times,” said Plant. “We are proud to sponsor this opportunity for young people in our community.”