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LEWISTOWN, Pa. – The president of Nittany Paper Mills recently made a gift of $100,000 to fund scholarships for students at Geisinger Lewistown School of Nursing.

Don Chapman III made the gift in memory of his father, Don Chapman Jr., who was a longstanding member of the Geisinger Lewistown Hospital Board. The scholarship will benefit nursing students in good standing from Mifflin and Juniata counties.

“The Geisinger Lewistown School of Nursing is known nationwide for its excellence, and I am pleased to offer $100,000 in scholarship money to Mifflin and Juniata County residents who have displayed aptitude to begin a career in healthcare,” Chapman III said.

The school offers year-round open enrollment, with terms starting in August. For eight of the last nine years, the school’s NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination) pass rates have reached 100%. Earlier this year, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing's program was ranked as the second-best nursing program in Pennsylvania by 
There are various scholarships and financial aid available for students who fit basic eligibility credentials. To learn more about the Geisinger Lewistown School of Nursing's nursing program, call 717-242-7930 or visit

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