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Emily Waters, back row left, Christian Soderberg, Ryan Pomeroy, Shalyee Nielsen, Charles Avila, John Abdullah Husin, Talia Larsen, Drake Larsen, Eric Snaufer, Savanna Moursal, front row left, Bradley Williams, Alvin Tai, Andrew Romanovsky, Emily Erickson, Kiriana Jolley, and Abigail Slama-Catron show off their RizePoint STEM scholarship awards.

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — RizePoint, a management software firm based in Cottonwood Heights, awarded scholarships to 20 Canyons School District students for STEM-oriented summer camps.

The recipients — nine girls and 11 boys — are in fifth through 10th grades. 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," Michelle Suzuki, the firm’s chief marketing officer, said in a statement. "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 developed the program in collaboration with Canyons School District as a hands-on way to contribute to the development of STEM education in Utah.

The students were recognized at an awards ceremony earlier this month at the company’s headquarters.