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.
PHOTO OF RECIPIENTS FOR 2023-2024
Delta High School: Grace Nicole Gaither
Earnest Righetti High School:
Carla Cardenas Gonzales, Carlos Gonzalez, Jamielynne Lomibao
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: