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Melissa D. Lehman

The Paul S. Lehman Scholarship Fund was created to honor the memory of Judge Paul S. Lehman, Jurist, scholar, alumnus and friend. Born on March 27, 1904 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Judge Lehman established an early relationship with Shippensburg when his father became principal of the Cumberland Valley State Normal School in 1913. Ezra Lehman became the first president of Shippensburg State Teachers College in 1928 and served with distinction until his death in 1931. Judge Lehman's "playmates" while living on the campus included Ralph E. Heiges, who would himself serve as president from 1956 to 1969.
     Judge Lehman went on to attend the Cumberland Valley State Normal School, graduating in 1921. Subsequently, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Lafayette College in 1925 and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1928. Judge Lehman was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Kappa Alpha, and Phi Sigma Pi.
     In 1928, he was admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, beginning a long and distinguished legal career. From 1931 to 1932 and from 1952 to 1972, he served as Presiding Judge of the 58th Judicial District in Lewistown. After 1972, Judge Lehman was elevated to Senior Judge, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court and continued to serve in this capacity until his death in 1992.
     The purpose of the Paul S. Lehman Memorial Scholarship is to honor the memory of Judge Lehman by providing a four-year scholarship to a student with a record of academic excellence in the best tradition of Paul S. Lehman. Judge Lehman's undying love and dedication to his alma mater and his service to his community will live on through the opportunities which these scholarships will provide to qualified students interested in pursuing higher education at Shippensburg University.
Scholarships associated with Melissa D. Lehman
  • Paul S. Lehman Memorial Scholarship