ORLANDO – Tameila Mompoint is the 2022-23 recipient of the Rattlers for Justice Scholarship provided by Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law.
“I feel extremely honored to be the recipient of the Rattlers for Justice Scholarship,” said Mompoint. “Since I was 15 years old, I’ve always had a passion for helping my community. This scholarship is just proof that I am on the right path.”
The Pompano Beach, Florida native is dedicated to community service. Mompoint’s commitment to public service began when she was a teenager growing up as the daughter of parents who immigrated from Jamaica and Haiti. While in law school, she worked with the Department of Children and Families to help ensure that youthful voices were heard, and with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Immigration Justice Project to advocate for immigrants.
This is an excerpt from Mompoint’s scholarship application: “I have this huge goal inside of me to change the world, I do not know how I will do it, but I know I will somehow make a difference. I recognize that my desire to save the world or help enormous numbers of people sounds unrealistic. However, my various community service endeavors and internships have taught me that although I may not be able to do it on such a grand scale, I can change what is within my reach.”
FAMU Law established the Rattlers for Justice Scholarship about five years ago to recognize students who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the underserved while in law school. The scholarship provides full in-state tuition.
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.
For more information about the FAMU College of Law, please visit law.famu.edu.
About FAMU College of Law – The FAMU College of Law is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, just steps from the George C. Young United States Courthouse and Federal Building; and blocks from governmental offices, major law firms, large corporations and legal service agencies.
The college’s prime location provides students with direct access to the area’s largest employers of individuals with law degrees, offering our students and graduates ample avenues to gain practical experience in the legal profession.
With tuition among the lowest of the law schools in Florida, along with a full-time day program and a part-time evening program, the college is distinctly positioned to offer the traditional student and the working professional a chance to earn a law degree while accruing minimal debt.
Thanks to its renowned faculty, the college focuses on academic excellence in the classroom; emphasizes practical experience and public service within its clinical programs; and stresses professionalism through its co-curricular activities.