On Thursday, July 29, Northeastern Center presented the 2021, $750 Jane George Scholarship to East Noble High School graduate, Leah Strong from Kendallville, Indiana.

This fall, Leah will be attending Ball State University where she will be pursuing a degree in Psychology.

Dottie Fuentes, Northeastern Center’s Chief Clinical Officer made the check presentation to Leah.

College-bound seniors from Steuben, LaGrange, DeKalb, & Noble counties, considering a career in mental health were encouraged to participate in the 2021 scholarship contest. Entrants were asked to submit an essay focusing on two themes: 1. “What in my life has motivated me to pursue a career in mental health.” 2. “How I plan to contribute to the future of mental health.” Judges made up of Northeastern Center staff, selected Leah, from all entrants, as the winner of the 2021 Scholarship.

The scholarship was created to remember Jane George, Nurse Case Manager, who was a dedicated Northeastern Center employee for more than seven years until her death from cancer in October of 2002.

Next year’s scholarship competition will begin in February and the winner will be selected in May. Area students and teachers interested in the competition may contact Rose Ann Schutt at Northeastern Center’s Administration Building in Kendallville, Indiana (260) 242.5580.