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Minerva Club Scholarship Trust Fund, Inc

Scholarships given by the Minerva Club had their beginnings in 1917 when the entire senior class of Santa Maria High School was entertained at the home of Mrs. Goodwin. A few years later, the Minerva Club began the tradition of inviting all the Honor Students to a luncheon. In 1952, a scholarship fund was begun with the profits of their cookbook, Company's Coming. The first Minerva Club scholarship of $535.00 was presented to Marilyn May.

Over the years, the membership was able to increase the amount and number of scholarships given. The Scholarship Trust Fund was established in 1981. By 1983, about $45,000 had been awarded. In 1999, the Club received a bequest of $250,000 from the Maxine and Burns Rick estate for scholarships and shortly after, the Trust Fund was incorporated. The Minerva Club has awarded more than $435,135. in scholarships since the 1950s.


Board of Directors:

President: Eileen Hervey

Secretary: Pam Risher

Treasure: Barbara Steveson



Trustee 2nd Year: Linda McCollister

Trustee 2nd Year: Scottie Ortiz        

Trustee 1st Year: Karen Dally         

Trustee 1st Year: Lisa Wesner        


The 2022-2023 Minerva Club Scholarship Awards Ceremony

was held on May 7, 2023 at the Minerva Clubhouse.

Students were recognized by their school counselors and awarded

a $1,300 scholarship from the Minerva Scholarship committee.

Congratulations recipients!


Delta High School: Grace Nicole Gaither

Earnest Righetti High School:

Carla Cardenas Gonzales,  Carlos Gonzalez,  Jamielynne Lomibao

Orcutt Academy:

Emma Morse

Pioneer Valley High School:

Muisha Kai Naniong,  Rubi Orduna-Hernandez,  Sebastian Francisco Uribe Ambrosio

St. Joseph's High School:

Alysse Kayla Zimmerman

Santa Maria High School:

Manuel Gomez Garcia,  Andrea Martinez De Jesus,  Melissa Melodi Hernanandez Pacheco

Valley Christian High School:

Gabrielle Sassenberg 

Minerva Club

127 W. Boone St.

Santa Maria, CA 93458

P.O. Box 881

Santa Maria, CA 93456-0881

Rental Information

The Clubhouse is available to rent.

CLICK on Rental Information at top of page for details.

Contact Heidi Cole at (805) 878-3812

for reserving and scheduling.

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