Slaughter, Emily
Emily Slaughter
Jeanne L. and Michael L. Klein Forty Acres Scholarship
Forty Acres Scholars Class of 2022
Fort Worth, TX
High School
Robert L. Paschal High School

As a young girl, my favorite activity was “taking care” of my dolls, an early indication I would pursue a career that involved caregiving. During adolescence and high school, I found the most joy in service projects that allowed me a relationship with those I was serving. Through peer mentoring elementary schoolers and volunteering at my local hospital, I discovered a passion for helping children feel empowered. Nursing is the perfect way to incorporate this passion with my other interest, medicine. I eagerly anticipate my time in the Forty Acres Scholars Program because of the opportunities for an enriching education and experience beyond just the Austin community. I intend to continue working on service projects while at UT, then ultimately pursuing a career in pediatric nursing. 


What drew you to the Forty Acres Scholars Program? 
Beyond the benefits of an academic scholarship, I was drawn to the Forty Acres Scholar Program because of genuine community it fosters among students and alumni, as well as the opportunities it provides for enriched learning and discovery. I am honored to have been selected to join this spectacular group of individuals and staff that inspire me as embark on my journey at The University of Texas.