May 21, 2019

Harvard Scholar to address Tiger Jam guests, highlight Earl Woods Scholar Program impact

For more than 20 years, Tiger Jam has supported TGR Foundation’s educational programs and mission to empower students through education. As Tiger Jam guests head to Las Vegas for Memorial Day weekend, Earl Woods Scholar Chiamaka “Chia” Obilo will join Tiger Woods to share how the foundation and Earl Woods Scholar Program helps students like her pursue and achieve their dreams.

Chia is a sophomore at Harvard University studying Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology. Inspired by her father and Igbo-Nigerian roots, Chia will pursue a career in public health or medicine and plans to become a humanitarian, using her knowledge and skills to help developing countries.

“I want my work to directly impact global communities,” she explained.

Unrelenting and unwavering are words she used to describe herself and her passion for helping people and communities like those in Boston where she was raised.

Although Tiger Jam guests will learn more about her journey at Harvard and the impact the Earl Woods Scholar Program has had on her success, here’s an early look at Chia’s reaction when she learned of her acceptance into the program and why she’s proud to be an Earl Woods Scholar.


The Earl Woods Scholar Program prepares students to attend and graduate from universities across the nation. Supporting the best and brightest scholars from underrepresented communities, the program holds a 98% graduation rate, among the highest rated scholarship programs in the U.S. In addition to financial assistance, selected Earl Woods Scholars benefit from personal and professional workshops, a dedicated mentor, internship placement assistance and more.

Contact Lea Segura for more information on mentoring opportunities and click here to help more students pursue their passions through education.

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The Earl Woods Scholar Program is grateful for the support of our generous donors: James Cohen, Jeffrey & Susan Dailey, The Hearst Corporation and the Jonathan Orszag Foundation.