Minerva Club of Santa Maria

Est. 1894

Minerva Club


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. 



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


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.