We understand 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, our Utah law firm hopes to continue to instill hope and encouragement in individuals who are making an admirable effort to overcome criminal convictions that may hinder their success. This scholarship opportunity reflects the importance of each individual being treated with fairness, dignity, and respect.

Students interested in applying for the scholarship 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
  • Hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency

*Note: *Preference will be given to students who are 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).


  • Students ready to apply for the Moving Forward Scholarship should submit the following information on the scholarship form at the bottom of this page:
  • Proof of enrollment (unofficial academic transcript, acceptance letter, letter of admittance)
  • Proof of criminal history
  • Contact information (only students who submit all contact information will be considered eligible)
  • Essay of 500-800 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? In your essay, please include which convictions you are moving forward from.


  • Applicant meets requirements for scholarship eligibility
  • Essay prompt is answered entirely and meets word count requirement
  • Essay’s content is clear and organized

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