Elon University/Today at Elon/Greensboro Bar Association Awards Scholarships for Elon Law Students

Cynthia Hager L’22 and Kailyn Hutchins L’22 will each receive $2,500 in recognition of their “academic responsibility, passion for community involvement, and personal connection to Guilford County.”

Two Elon Law students with a record of academic achievement and community leadership are the recipients of an inaugural scholarship created by the Greensboro Bar Association.

Cynthia Hager and Kailyn Hutchins of the Class of 2022 will each receive a check for $2,500 from the GBA at the association’s April meeting.

The new GBA Academic Scholarship will be awarded annually to financially assist two second-year Elon Law students who “demonstrate academic responsibility, a passion for community involvement and a personal connection to Guilford County “.

Cynthia L. Hager L’22

Cynthia Hager L’22

Hager received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Virginia Tech. After working for a year as a paralegal in Blacksburg, Va., Hager then enrolled at Elon Law where she volunteered as an ad litem guardian and led the Family Law Society during the year. university 2021-22.

As a law student, Hager also articled with the law firm of Manisha P. Patel, PLLC, drafting legal documents related to family law matters. She has volunteered for the Elon Law Innocence Project and the Elon Law Tax Preparation Program in conjunction with the AARP Foundation Tax Assistance Program.

“Being one of two recipients of the Greensboro Bar Association Scholarship has been a huge blessing, and I am so grateful for the support from the GBA,” Hager said. “Receiving this scholarship allowed me to enjoy the opportunity to complete my residency in Charlotte at the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina without worrying about finances.

“I look forward to bringing what I’m learning back to Greensboro and using it to practice law in the community after I graduate from law school!”

Kailyn Hutchins L’22

Kailyn Hutchins L’22

Hutchins grew up in Maryland before attending North Carolina A&T State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with summa cum laude. Inspired to pursue a legal career following a family tragedy as a teenager, Hutchins later enrolled at Elon Law, where she served as an Advocacy Fellow and a member of the Elon Law Trial Advocacy Board.

Hutchins also holds leadership positions with the Black Law Students Association, the Elon Law chapter of the Innocence Project, and the Student Bar Association, among other activities. She served as a summer legal assistant with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and received a limited practice certificate in January 2022 to work at Elon Law’s Guardian ad Litem Appellate Advocacy Clinic.

“I am so grateful, as one of two law students from Elon, to receive this generous scholarship from the Greensboro Bar Association and the support the association has given me throughout my law school,” Hutchins said. “Most importantly, I am grateful to be able to give back to the Guilford County community through my work at Elon Law and through my connections at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, my alma mater.

“I cannot thank the GBA enough for believing in me and I am honored to receive this award.”

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