Moving Forward Scholarship

Collins Rupp, P.C. is a criminal defense firm dedicated to defending the Constitutional rights of their clients, protecting them from unfair treatment, and ensuring they are given the due process guaranteed by law
The firm understands how difficult it may be for those with a criminal history to excel in their personal and professional lives. Through the Collins Rupp, P.C. Moving Forward Scholarship, the Utah practice hopes to continue to instill hope and encouragement in individuals who are making an admirable effort to overcome criminal convictions hindering their successes. This scholarship opportunity reflects the importance placed on each individual being treated with fairness, dignity, and respect.Collins Rupp, P.C. is offering $1,000 each semester to an undergraduate student with a criminal history who proves they are making the effort to change their life for the better.
Students must:
Have a criminal history (Felony and Misdemeanor offenses, not Infractions or minor traffic violations)
Be an undergraduate student attending an accredited college or university within the United States
Be at least 17 years of age
Note: Preference will be given to students engaged in educational pursuits that will contribute to social justice, reducing recidivism, and addressing areas of public and private interest that provide assistance to marginalized populations (i.e. education, health care, mental health, substance abuse, criminal justice, and social welfare).
Hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
Proof of enrollment (unofficial academic transcript, acceptance letter, letter of admittance)
Essay of 500-1000 words answering the following prompt

ESSAY PROMPT: What have you learned about the importance of moving forward? How will your personal experience help you to assist others in improving themselves and bettering their lives?
Deadline: June 5, 2024
Application and more information: