Rattler For Justice Scholarship Overview

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 our ability to attract and retain 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 broader community by offering the Rattler for Justice Scholarships.

A Rattler for Justice is someone who strives to shake up the status quo to encourage positive growth; someone who seeks to rattle a few cages to ensure justice is served; or someone who 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 who are using their talents and skills to change the world around them, whether that’s on the FAMU College of Law campus, in the Central Florida community, or in legal education in general. The scholarship will provide full tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year. Up to three (3) Rattler for Justice Scholarships will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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

  • Currently enrolled in the full-time day or part-time evening program with 30 or more credit hours and expected to graduate during the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 at the end of the previous spring semester
  • Public or community service experience while in law school


Applicants will submit an essay addressing the following question:
How have you demonstrated that you are a Rattler for Justice and how will that experience help to advance your legal career?


The essay must be 800 to 1,000 words.


Sept. 15, 2018: Applications Are Accepted.
Oct. 15, 2018: Application deadline. No submissions accepted after this date.
Nov. 1, 2018: Scholarship winner notified by email.
Nov. 16, 2018: Award presentation. Each recipient must be present at the Legacy Awards and Scholarship Gala on Nov. 16, 2018 to receive scholarship award.

Scholarship award money must be used towards tuition at FAMU College of Law.
Questions? Please email: col_events@famu.edu