Minerva Club of Santa Maria
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: Scottie Ortiz
Secretary: Linda Reed
Treasure: Barbara Steveson
Trustee 2nd Year: Eileen Hervey
Trustee 2nd Year: Norma Lenihan
Trustee 1st Year: Linda McCollister
Trustee 1st Year: Pam Risher
The 2021-2022 Minerva Club Scholarship Awards Ceremony
was held on May 1, 2022 at the Minerva Clubhouse.
Students were recognized by their school counselors and awarded
a $1,400 scholarship from the Minerva Scholarship committee.
NO PHOTO OF RECIPIENTS FOR THIS YEAR
Recipients for 2021-2022 are:
Delta High School: Aryanna Jolivette
Orcutt Academy: Noah M. Nickell
Pioneer Valley High School:
Deisy Sanchez Aguilar, Marc Cabeliza (deferred), Gillian Mae I. Villa
Righetti High School:
Emily Lenore Jordan, Ray-ar Ramos, Valeria G. Robles-Garcia
Santa Maria High School:
Chayenne Kennedy, Daniela Martinez, Daysi Anaiz Santos
Saint Joseph High School:
Dalia Camarena Lopez
Valley Christian High School:
Lindsay Jayne Mikkelson
127 W. Boone St.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
P.O. Box 881
Santa Maria, CA 93456-0881
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Contact Heidi Cole at (805) 878-3812
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