Westlake awards scholarships 50 college students employees

Westlake awards scholarships to 50 college students of employees

7:14 AM, 9th May 2016
Westlake awards scholarships to 50 college students of employees
Westlake Chemical Corporation headquarters in Houston, US. (File photo)

HOUSTON, US: Westlake Chemical Corporation said that they recently notified 50 college-bound students of employees that they are recipients of a Westlake Scholarship beginning the fall term of 2016.

This annual award of scholarships continues Westlake's on-going support of the higher education endeavours for high school students of company employees. Scholarships are generally renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study provided the student maintains specific high academic standards.

"For the 20th consecutive year, we are pleased to recognise and reward high-achieving college-bound students of our employees. We believe this important tradition has a positive impact in our communities and our workplace. The competition for these scholarships is consistently strong and the applicants are some of the most outstanding students in each of the communities in which we operate,” said Joel Gray, Westlake's VP of human resources.

“The average recipient for 2016 has a grade point average (GPA) of 3.66 and ranks in the top 23 percent of their senior class. This includes five students who ranked number one in their class. Moreover, many of these scholars have made significant contributions through numerous volunteer and civic activities. We congratulate the students and their parents for the significant accomplishments in the classroom and the communities in which they live," said Joel Gray.

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