PLUS Foundation 2015 Gilmartin Scholarships

The 2015 application period will be Jan. 5 – March 13A link to the online application will be posted here on Jan. 5.  All PLUS members will get an e-mail notification, and it will be posted in the PLUS Journal, the PLUS Pulse and other regular PLUS avenues of communication.

The Leo Gilmartin Scholarship is an important part of the PLUS Foundation’s commitment to education and serving the Society’s membership.  Since 1996 PLUS and the Foundation have awarded four-year college scholarships to children of PLUS members and sponsor company employees.  This competitive scholarship recognizes excellence in academics, extracurricular activities and community service.  Seventy-four scholarships have been awarded since the program’s inception.  There will be up to four scholarships awarded, of $12,000 each!

Applications & Deadlines

Leo Gilmartin Scholarship

Awarded based on scholastic merit and extracurricular activity. Application requirements include, but are not limited to the following:

  • College entrance exam scores
  • G.P.A.and class rank
  • Essay and letter of recommendation
  • List of extracurricular and community service activities
  • Recipients will be required to present evidence of full time attendance and meet GPA requirements in order to be eligible for funds the following year

General Details & Requirements

  • Up to four scholarships will be awarded.
  • Scholarships will be for up to $12,000 each, payable in increments over four years.
  • Applicants must be a child of a current PLUS member or a child of an employee of a current PLUS corporate sponsor.
  • An applicant is required to be in his/her senior year of high school.
  • A recipient must successfully complete high school and enroll in an accredited four year college or university in the fall.

2014 Gilmartin Winners

Kathryn Galioto of Chanhassen, MN, was a National Merit Commended Scholar and an AP Scholar with Distinction. She was Captain of Math League, Assistant Editor of the school newspaper and yearbook, and co-founded a book club at her school. Ms. Galioto will be studying international affairs at the University of Notre Dame.

Faith Noah of Dallas, TX, won the Harvard University Book Award, was an AP Scholar with Honor and President of the National Charity League. She did extensive volunteer work, served as an officer on the student council and was an avid lacrosse player. Ms. Noah will be studying medicine at Vanderbilt University.

Eleanor Pressman of Glen Mills, PA, was a leader in a variety of activities – President of the jazz band, Founder and Captain of the club sailing team, President of Girls Learn International, President of Earth Matters club and President of the Model United Nations. Ms. Pressman will be working in classical studies at Princeton University.

Michael Zingone of Chatham, NJ, was an AP Scholar with Honor, National Honor Society Member and National Spanish Honor Society Member. He tutored others in chemistry and geometry, and excelled as an athlete earning varsity letters in baseball, track and soccer. Mr. Zingone will be studying mathematics at Northeastern University in Boston.


Each of these students represents the high level of academic and community achievement that the Foundation looks for when awarding these scholarships.  We wish them the best in their future endeavors.



    PLUS and the Foundation have awarded sixty-two scholarships totaling over $500,000 since the Gilmartin program began in 1996.