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Minerva Club of Santa Maria

Est. 1894

Minerva Club Scholarship Trust Fund, Inc.

Est. 1981

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.

Congratulations recipients!


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 

Minerva Club

127 W. Boone St.

Santa Maria, CA 93458

P.O. Box 881

Santa Maria, CA 93456-0881

Rental Information

The Clubhouse is available to rent.

CLICK on Rental Information at top of page for details.

Contact Heidi Cole at (805) 878-3812

for reserving and scheduling.