SALT LAKE CITY, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RizePoint, the global leader in quality experience management software, awarded scholarships to 20 Canyons School District students for STEM-oriented summer camps as part of the second annual RizePoint STEM Scholarship Awards. Award recipients—9 girls and 11 boys—range from 5th through 10th grade. The awards cover the cost of summer camps in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, with camps focusing on fields such as robotics or marine science.
"It is an honor to recognize these ambitious students," said Michelle Suzuki, Chief Marketing Officer. "One of our company goals is to contribute to the future of tech in Utah. We love helping local students develop an interest in science and technology, and it's always a pleasure to meet students with a love of learning and the drive to do more."
This is the second year RizePoint has recognized local students with STEM scholarships. The company, based in Cottonwood Heights, developed the program in collaboration with Canyons School District as a hands-on way to contribute to the development of STEM education in Utah. This innovative program is the first of its kind, but Canyons School District hopes the RizePoint commitment will make others aware of the opportunities available to contribute to STEM education in Utah.
The competitive grant application brought in more than 40 applicants, and required a personal statement from the student about their STEM ambitions, as well as a letter of recommendation from a friend and a teacher. Students wrote about everything from an interest in programming, to curing chronic disease that affects family members, to building robots that will help people and animals. Applications were evaluated by Canyon School District officials and a committee of RizePoint employees for completeness, creativity, and merit.
"Canyons School District has placed an emphasis on achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics since its inception in 2009. Thanks to the partnerships in the community like we've formed with RizePoint, we'll be able to further and strengthen our efforts to inspire and educate the next generation of computer programmers, engineers, scientists, architects, and teachers," said Sherril H. Taylor, President of the Canyons Board of Education. "The RizePoint program not only provides summer-camp learning opportunities, it also presents the opportunity for students to learn how to apply for a competitive grant. We had more students apply than we were able to fund, and we hope to expand the scholarship pool next year with more business partners."
Students will be recognized in front of their families and peers at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 17, at 4 p.m. at RizePoint, 2890 E. Cottonwood Parkway, #250, Cottonwood Heights.
About RizePoint Corporate Social Responsibility
- Four company-paid volunteer days per year amounting to more than 2,000 hours in the community
- Efforts to create a diverse and inclusive work environment
- Annual STEM scholarship awards, partnered with Canyons School District
- School supply drives collecting more than 2,000 items for Canyons School District students
- For more information visit https://rizepoint.com/solutions/corporate-responsibility/
- RizePoint mobile and cloud-based software helps organizations improve the quality, safety, and sustainability of their products, services, and facilities.
- RizePoint's software is used by 5 of the top 8 hospitality brands and 5 of the top 8 food service brands.
- RizePoint serves more than 387,000 users in 120 countries and territories, speaking 40 languages:
- 105,000 food service restaurants
- 27,000 hotels and resort properties
- 13,000 grocery and retail stores
RizePoint – formerly Steton Technology Group – is the global leader in software solutions that proactively safeguard enterprise compliance—for both internally imposed standards and externally imposed regulations. RizePoint software builds and protects brand equity by enabling a consistent customer experience. Our customers gather better data, see necessary actions earlier, and act faster to correct issues before they become costly liabilities. Considered the industry standard for food service, hospitality, and retail, RizePoint mobile and cloud-based solutions serve nearly 2 million audits with 200 million questions answered annually. RizePoint is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, visit RizePoint.com.
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