Carter Mario Law Firm is committed to supporting higher education opportunities and promoting programs that deal with the prevention of distracted driving by teens. Our Carter Cares Scholarship is a combined effort to provide financial assistance for Connecticut high school students to pursue their educational goals as well as to raise awareness about driving in our state's schools.
The scholarship awards $2,000 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 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 $95,000.
The deadline for entries is Monday, March 23rd with this year's winners being contacted via email shortly after that. The winners are honored at an awards ceremony.
The firm has hoped to increase the amount of scholarships it's able to give each year by now donating $20 from every fee it collects to the scholarship fund.