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: Elizabeth Jones                                       2nd Year: Judy Garrett

             Secretary: Diane Beebe                                                              Tami Rabska

             Treasure: Heidi Cole                                                  1st Year: Robin Bouwmeester

             Trustee: Barbara Aria                                                                 Helen Rose

             Trustee: Debby Sagisi

On May 7, 2017 the 2016-2017 Minerva Club Scholarship Awards Ceremony was held at the Minerva Clubhouse. 

Scholarship recipients, their families, high school counselors and honored guests were present.

    Front row from left: Yareli Diaz-Barrera (SMHS), Dominique Aranda (PVHS), Lara Carandang (PVHS),

    Evelyn Gomez-Pulido (SMHS), Lara Espinoza-Carranza (ERHS) and Ysabel Murguia (ERHS).

    Back row from left: Cloey Morehouse (OA), Emily Gorden(SJHS), Brendan Jones (Delta HS), 

    Jacob Bouzard (VCA), Daniel Segura-Esquivel (PVHS) and Alejandro Juarez (SMHS).

Not pictured: Hayley Duguran (ERHS).

Minerva Club

127 W. Boone St.

Santa Maria, CA  93458

P.O.Box 881

Santa Maria, CA  93456-881

[email protected]

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.