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Collins Rupp, P.C. is a criminal defense firm dedicated to defending the Constitutional rights of our clients, protecting them from unfair treatment, and ensuring they are given the due process guaranteed by law.



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.


DECEMBER 4, 2023

The scholarship team can be reached at

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 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


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.


Each application submitted will be reviewed and ranked based on the following criteria:

Applicant meets requirements for scholarship eligibility
Essay prompt is answered entirely and meets word count requirement
Essay’s content is clear and organized
Following the deadline, Collins Rupp, P.C. will select the award recipient within one month and notify the winner via email.

Winners of the Collins Rupp Moving Forward Scholarship

Aime Clarice Muntz

Spring 2023 Winner - Aime Clarice Muntz

Collins Rupp, P.C. is honored to name Aime Clarice Muntz as the first-ever award winner of our Moving Forward Scholarship. Aime is in her fourth year at Idaho State University where she is pursuing a degree in Psychology. We are proud to support students such as Aime and wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.


Our scholarship team is happy to answer any questions students or schools may have about the scholarship program. If you have concerns or need help, please reach out to for assistance. The scholarship team is available during working hours, and we look forward to helping you!

Scholarship Application

The Collins Rupp, P.C. Moving Forward Scholarship is managed through the OVC Scholarship Network. If you or a loved one are facing charges for DUI or drug crimes, contact our office today.

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