Get the Carter Mario scholarship

Carter Mario

If you’re a high school senior who likes safe driving and needs some extra cash for college, you may want to “Get Carter.”

The Milford-based Carter Mario law firm is offering $20,000 in college scholarships for high school seniors. The Arrive Alive scholarship helps students pay for college, but it’s also a vehicle to show the dangers of drunk and distracted driving.

To apply, seniors must prepare a presentation on driving safety focusing on the dangers of drunk and distracted driving. Available are six scholarships for video presentations, two for graphic presentations, and two for written presentations (including essays, songs, and brochures).

Carter Mario and his staff will judge the presentations awarding $2,000 to 10 seniors from Connecticut who plan to attend a four-year college or university beginning next 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,” Mario, president and CEO of the firm, said in a press release. ”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."

Carter Mario created the Arrive Alive scholarship in 2006. Since then, 63 students have received scholarships totaling $64,000. The award doubled this year from its usual $10,000 amount.

Want to apply? Follow this link:, or visit your guidance counselor. Applicants must postmark submissions by March 25. 


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