Westlake Awards Scholarships to Students of Employees

Westlake Awards Scholarships to Students of Employees

May 12, 2003 - Houston, TX -- The Westlake Group has recently notified 30 sons and daughters of employees throughout the company that they are recipients of a Westlake Scholarship beginning the fall term of 2003.

This annual award of scholarships caps Westlake's long-standing support of educational endeavors for high school students of company employees. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study assuming the student maintains high academic standards.

In describing this year's scholars, David Hansen, Westlake's Sr. Vice President, Administration stated, “Each year the competition for these scholarships is becoming increasingly more rigorous. We have received applications from some of the finest students in each of the communities in which we operate. The average recipient has a GPA in excess of 3.5 and ranks in the top quartile of their class. Equally important, we are seeing students who demonstrate strong personal values and a desire to better the communities in which they live. We salute both the students and their parents for the high achievements in the classroom and in life”

Westlake is a Houston-based manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, plastics and fabricated products to the international market place. The company operates in 18 locations in North America with approximately 2,000 employees.

Contact: D. R. Hansen - Houston 713-960-9111