Chiamaka Ezeagbor

2024 RBG Scholarship Recipient

Ms. Ezeagbor is entering her second year at Southwestern Law School this fall. Ms. Ezeagbor has accomplished much since arriving in the United States from Nigeria as a disabled, unaccompanied minor when she was 11 and spending her first six years in this country in foster care.

During middle school, Ms. Ezeagbor established The Helping Hearts Club and then in high school, founded the The Let It Out Club, which served low income students’ needs, whether it be food, therapy or mentorship. The groups currently have 50-60 active members, and up to 250 volunteers.

While at UC Santa Barbara, Ms. Ezeagbor was a member of the Black Student Activism Union and the Afrikana Coalition, where she protested against racial inequality and unfair treatment of immigrants. This summer, Ms. Ezeagbor is working with the Public Counsel Homelessness Project. Ms. Ezeagbor is hoping to become a public interest attorney after law school, to provide access to affordable services for those less fortunate, given her path so far, since moving to the United States.