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Tameila Mompoint Receives 2022-2023 Rattlers for Justice Scholarship

Rattlers for Justice Scholarship - Tameila Mompoint & Dean Keller 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.

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