Eleanor Hutcheson
Stamps Forty Acres Scholarship, supported by Leslie and John David Moritz
Forty Acres Scholars Class of 2025
Austin, TX
High School
Westlake High School

I grew up in the kitchen with my grandmother, Baa. She was an amazing cook. While I learned the basics, and later how to create new recipes, I also learned that the greatest part of cooking is sharing time with others. During the holidays, we would make candy trees for special needs students. These experiences inspired me in middle school to create my non-profit, Sharing Spoon, addressing food insecurity in the Austin community. My senior year, I turned it into a school club at my high school to ensure that it continued after I graduated, and I am eager to expand it during college. I love combining my passions for baking and serving others, and I am looking forward to continuing my community service with the other Forty Acres Scholars over the next four years at UT.

I am also excited to continue playing lacrosse on the Texas Women's Lacrosse team and to continue coaching underserved Austin lacrosse teams through New Horizons Lacrosse. After years of playing, coaching, and even refereeing girls’ lacrosse games, I never tire of teaching the next generation, especially those without much access to athletic programs. I enjoy wakesurfing, snow skiing, scuba diving and spending time with my friends, family and dog, Posey. I am eager to grow and explore my passions and interests on the Forty Acres and to take advantage of all that UT has to offer.

Undergraduate Studies

Honors Program 
Liberal Arts Honors

Extracurricular Activities
Texas Women's Lacrosse

What drew you to the Forty Acres Scholars Program (FASP)?
I am really drawn to the Forty Acres Scholars Program’s emphasis on community support within the group, but also the amazing alumni network and resources available to its students. I appreciate how each freshman Scholar is matched with an upperclassman “buddy” to assist with transition. Having the help of a mentor has always been a crucial factor throughout my high school career. I am honored to be surrounded by this diverse group of highly intellectual, driven, and compassionate students who care about the benefits of learning from different perspectives and blending unique talents – a combination that could truly make a difference.