Houston Bellaire HS Senior Chloe Griffen Named 2010 World Affairs Scholar

Jun 14, 2010, 07:00 ET from World Affairs Council of Houston

HOUSTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Graduating senior Chloe Griffen realizes that good grades and community service are just part of being a college-bound high school student these days.  She also knows that learning about global issues and demonstrating outstanding leadership skills can have significant economic benefits.   Thanks to a generous matching grant provided by Greater Texas Foundation, the World Affairs Council has awarded Chloe a $2,500 scholarship to be used toward her college education.

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Chloe participated regularly in World Affairs Council events and was part of their Student Diplomat Corps. In programs last year she helped resolve a mock energy crisis and met Condoleezza Rice in the Conversations with History series.

The Council was impressed by Chloe's involvement in several other activities including managing the Bellaire boys' basketball team and leading service projects for the Girl Scouts.

For the past five years, the World Affairs Council has awarded a scholarship to a student who demonstrates outstanding academic skills, interest in international issues, contributions to the community, and a commitment to pursue a higher education.

On the evening of June 16th, the World Affairs Council will recognize Chloe for her exceptional achievements.  In the fall, Chloe will attend Grinnell College in Iowa, where she plans to pursue a degree in Anthropology.  

Chartered in 1990, the World Affairs Council is one of Houston's most prestigious citizen forums. Through varied and substantive programs, the Council presents all sides of current global issues, promotes better understanding of international relations, and contributes to national and international policy debates. The result is a better educated citizenry and the advancement of Houston as an important international center. Recognizing the need to improve the quality of international education, the World Affairs Council of Houston established Education Outreach in 1999. Today it is nationally recognized and is a model for education programs. For more information visit www.wachouston.org  

Greater Texas Foundation supports efforts to ensure all Texas students are prepared for, have access to, persist in, and complete post-secondary education.  For more information visit www.greatertexasfoundation.org

SOURCE World Affairs Council of Houston