Rattler for Justice Scholarship Application for Full-Time Students

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) College of Law boasts a history of advocacy and activism that is reflected in our mission, as well as in our academics and co-curricular activities. We take pride in attracting and retaining students who want to make a transformative difference in society. We want to honor some of those students and encourage their continued focus on public service in the legal profession and the broader community by offering the Rattler for Justice Scholarships.

A Rattler for Justice strives to shake up the status quo to encourage positive growth, seeks to rattle a few cages to ensure justice is served or serves as a catalyst for change while assisting others in need. If you fit the description of a Rattler for Justice, you’re encouraged to apply for the FAMU College of Law Rattler for Justice Scholarship.

The Rattler for Justice Scholarship will recognize students using their talents and skills to change the world around them, whether on the FAMU College of Law campus, in the Central Florida community, or legal education. The scholarship will provide full in-state tuition for the number of credit hours taken in the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters. One (1) Rattler for Justice Scholarship will be awarded for the 2023-2024 academic year.

To be eligible to apply, students must meet the following criteria:

A member of the College of Law’s full-time, incoming class of 2021-2022.
Currently enrolled in the full-time day program with at most 30 credit hours as of Summer 2022, including transfer credits.
Expected to graduate in Spring 2024 or Summer 2024.
Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 at the end of the Fall 2022 semester.
Social justice experience while in law school.

College of Law
Supplemental Questions
  1. Submit a 800 to 1,000 word essay addressing the following question: In light of the current demands for social justice in our society, how have you demonstrated that you are a Rattler for Justice? Please provide specific examples, and include how that experience will help to advance your legal career.