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Milken Scholar 2012
Scholar Profile

Dennis Ojogho



A proud child of Nigerian immigrants, Dennis was born and raised in Los Angeles. He is passionate about advancing educational equity and affordable housing in South Central LA. After graduating from Harvard College with an A.B. in Government, Dennis returned to his community to help build the next generation of leaders as a youth organizer at Community Coalition. In his spare time, Dennis enjoys playing basketball, playing the guitar, and writing creatively. Dennis is currently pursuing a J.D. at Harvard Law School. Dennis is also the author of the short story Frederick Douglass and the John Brown Scouts.

High school:  Los Angeles High School


College Year Degree
Harvard College
Cambridge, MA
2016 A.B. Government with a Spanish Language Citation
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
2021 J.D. Law

News and Highlights

Dennis Ojogho (MS '12)

Champion for Justice: Dennis Ojogho, MS ‘12, recently received the inaugural Gants Access to Justice Award in recognition of his exemplary work in housing law with the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. Named after the late Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants, Harvard Law School ‘80, the award recognizes a student who is dedicated to and has a proven track record of working to eliminate systemic barriers to justice. Congratulations, Dennis! We are inspired by your leadership in helping to create a better world!

Dennis Ojogho (MS '12)

Exciting Times. In addition to being accepted early admission to Harvard Law School, Dennis Ojogho, MS ‘12, was recently featured on the Harvard University Institute of Politics page, where he reflects on his work over the summer with the NAACP and its efforts in advocating the removal of the Confederate Flag from the South Carolina state house.

Dennis Ojogho (MS '12)

Big Apple Advocacy: Dennis Ojogho, MS ‘12, has secured a summer internship with the Legal Aid Foundation of New York, where he will be part of their educational advocacy for children with disabilities. Congratulations!

Dennis Ojogho (MS '12)

Speaking of Volunteerism. Dennis Ojogho, MS ‘12, was recently profiled on the nationally syndicated Fox television show, Live Life and Win, for his volunteer work with Chrysalis. Chrysalis is an organization that works with homeless and low - income individuals to help them develop skills that lead could lead to self-sufficiency, Nice work indeed!