Minerva Club of Santa Maria

Est. 1894

Minerva Club

Subtitle

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 $200,000 in scholarships since the 1950s.


2020-2021

Board of Directors:                                         Scholarship Committee:

           President:  Judy Garrett                                           2nd Year:   Diane Freeman

           Secretary:  Robin Bouwmeester                                                 Scottie Ortiz

           Treasure:   Barbara Steveson                                   1st Year:   Eileen Hervey

           Trustee:     Carolyn Acquistapace                                              Kathleen Marshall

           Trustee:     Barbara Johnston


The 2019-2020 Minerva Club Scholarship Awards Ceremony 

was not held on May 3, 2020 this year due to the Covid-19 virus. 

   


NO PHOTO OF RECIPIENTS FOR THIS YEAR


Recipients for 2020 are:


Delta High School: Johnny Arguijo


Orcutt Academy: Coral Garcia


Pioneer Valley High School:

Laurie Geronimo, Lauren Alexia Adoremos Carandang, Jedidiah Jimenez


Righetti High School:

Jordan Dodson Caag, Julia Magana, Isaish Moon


Santa Maria High School:

Jessica Vital, Ruby Cruz Camarena, Priscilla Martinez Espinosa


Valley Christian High School: Jamin Edison Mondrian Magness

    

             


Minerva Club

127 W. Boone St.

Santa Maria, CA  93458


P.O.Box 881

Santa Maria, CA  93456-881


minervaclubofsantamaria@gmail.com

Rental Information

The Clubhouse is available to rent. CLICK on Rental Information at the top of the page for details.

Contact Heidi Cole at (805) 878-3812 for reserving and scheduling.