Take a stand against bullying, and get a chance for a scholarship

Scholarships are available to students who submit ideas to help rid communities of bullying. The Law Offices of Carter Mario Injury Lawyers is holding its CarterCares Scholarship Program, which is a combination effort to assist students going on to college financially, but also to help teens to create stronger schools and communities free of bullying.

For this year’s scholarship, each applicant will be asked to prepare a presentation encouraging other students to take a stand against bullying in their school and community.

The presentations — which could be but not limited to — videos, essays, brochures, or booklets, sent to the firm on how you propose your school community can put an end to bullying. The statewide firm will award $2,000 a piece to 10 high school seniors in the state of Connecticut attending a four-year college or university in the fall.

Raising awareness

Carter Mario Injury Lawyers and the law firm’s community relations arm, CarterCares, is dedicated to helping individuals, especially youth, in the state who have been affected by injury due to negligence.

Since the program’s inception in 2006, Carter Mario Injury Lawyers has awarded more than $64,000 in scholarship money to 63 graduating high school seniors in Connecticut.

Take a stand

Coming in the spring of 2014, the firm will launch a statewide public service message campaign aimed at exposing the seriousness of Bullying among teens across Connecticut.

The campaign will be supported through a bus ad campaign, billboards, and online, via a new website.

Scholarship details

Connecticut high school seniors interested in the scholarship can obtain the application by visiting www.GetCarter.com/CarterCares and downloading a copy, or by visiting their school’s guidance department or guidance counselor.

All entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, March 25, to qualify.