Ariel Cheng is on a mission to stop the stigma that surrounds mental health.
As one of the founders of the University of Denver’s Mind Club, Cheng helps raise awareness of this issue among her peers and the community. She also partners with local organizations to give those suffering with mental illness, a voice.
Her exceptional leadership and community involvement has earned Cheng the 2015 Scott Reiman Emerging Leader Scholarship.
Each year, the Quarterly Forum awards the scholarship to an outstanding DU student. The forum, comprised of Denver community leaders, including Scott Reiman, supports young leaders throughout Colorado.
The scholarship recipient receives $10,000 towards financial support in hopes to help students overcome any obstacles that arise during college.
Cheng graduated in May with a degree international studies and plans to take a year off before attending law school.
As namesake for the scholarship, Scott Reiman is dedicated to recognizing students like Cheng and seeing them succeed.