Can a DUI affect your scholarships?

On Behalf of | Oct 29, 2019 | Criminal Law, DUI

In Indiana, DUI-related crimes are taken very seriously. A conviction could end up ruining several aspects of someone’s life and career. It may become a blemish that can follow them longer than they think it will. Today, we will take a look at how DUI-related convictions can actually affect the scholarships of individuals seeking to get financial aid for their scholastic endeavors.

The first thing to note is that there is a difference between how private scholarships and public scholarships may treat someone with a DUI conviction under their belt. For private scholarship cases, the matter may be treated with more leniency. However, government-based scholarships have to be very picky with their standards, especially as they are under constant public scrutiny and have to uphold certain public standards as well.

If you are relying on a public or government scholarship, you should know the ways that a DUI conviction can impact that. If you have already entered for a scholarship, your entry may be rescinded entirely. You may be denied entry for other scholarship programs or contests, as well. Additionally, even if you are allowed to continue pursuing one, you will likely be bumped to the bottom of the pool of applicants.

Dealing with the effects of a DUI conviction can be long-lasting and touch many areas of a person’s life even after the incident itself has ended. If you are curious to read more about the repercussions of DUI-related convictions and other areas of DUI law, consider taking a look at our web page on criminal law, linked here.