Houston, Texas – May 18, 2015 – Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) announced today that they recently notified 41 college-bound students of employees that they are recipients of a Westlake Scholarship beginning the fall term of 2015.
This annual award of scholarships continues Westlake’s on-going support of the higher education endeavors 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.
David R. Hansen, Westlake’s Senior Vice President of Administration stated in describing this year's applicants, “For the 19th consecutive year we are pleased to recognize 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. The average recipient for 2015 has a GPA of 3.8 and ranks in the top 14% of their senior class. This includes four students who ranked number 1 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.”