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.
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