Connecticut law firm offers scholarship on safe teen driving

The Law Offices of Carter Mario Injury Lawyers announces the 2013 Arrive Alive Scholarship Program, a combination effort to assist students going onto college financially, but also to help make teens aware of the real dangers of drunk driving and distracted driving.

Each applicant will be asked to prepare a presentation on making the right choices while behind the wheel, focusing on the dangers of distracted driving by teens and drunk driving. Connecticut’s Injury Lawyer, Carter Mario, and his staff will judge the presentations — a combination of videos; graphic presentations; and other presentations consisting of essays, brochures, booklets or songs. The statewide firm will award $1,000 a piece to 10 high school seniors in the state of Connecticut attending a four-year college or university in the fall.

“As we celebrate our eighth year of supporting the academic excellence of Connecticut’s youth and encouraging our young people to make smart decisions while behind the wheel, our goal remains the same,“ said Carter Mario, president and chief executive officer of the law firm. “If we can help to save one life, it is worth it. This scholarship program is our firm taking a stance on distracted driving and alcohol abuse by our state’s teens.”

The focus of the Arrive Alive Scholarship is the only scholarship program of its kind in Connecticut. Since the program’s inception in 2006, Carter Mario has awarded more than $64,000.00 in scholarship money to 63 graduating high school seniors in Connecticut. In 2012, the firm increased its efforts to put an end to distracted driving in Connecticut by launching the “Stow Before You Go” anti-distracted driving public service message campaign. The campaign is supported through a robust bus ad campaign, billboards and online via

Connecticut high school seniors interested in the scholarship can obtain the application at or from their school’s guidance department or guidance counselor. All entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, March 25 to qualify for the scholarship.

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