In an effort to educate teens and other motorists about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving, and to reduce the number of accidents associated with those behaviors, the Connecticut personal injury lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm have once again offered their Carter Cares Scholarship to local teens.
The scholarship awards $1,000 to 10 local teenagers to be used toward their educational costs at a four-year college or university in the fall. Winners are chosen by a panel of judges based on a presentation the students create about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving. Winning entries from the past have included moving public service announcements and poems.
The firm began offering the scholarship in 2006 and has given more than $54,000 in awards to 53 students.
The deadline for entries was Monday, and this year's winners will be contacted via email by April 16. The winners are honored at an awards ceremony during the week of May 7. This year's winning entries will be available to be viewed by the public alongside past winners.
The firm has hoped to increase the number of scholarships it's able to give each year by now donating $20 from every fee it collects to the scholarship fund.