Recipients of the Minerva Scholarships pursue Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees in such diverse careers as music, gerontology, education, and nursing. Their success will impact their lives, the well-being of their families, and enhance our local community.
Colonel Sybil Mercer challenged her friends Ms. Ruth Taylor and Colonel Florence Casey to match her own $5,000 donation to establish the non-profit 501c3 Minerva Scholarship Fund in 1991. They met her challenge and asked their friends and members of the Gig Harbor American Association of University Women of Gig Harbor (AAUW) to contribute a matching $15,000. By 1993 the fund had $30,000 and could begin offering scholarships to women in the community.
Board of Directors
Patty Nelson, President
Julie Buffington, Vice President
Linda Strand, Secretary
Paula Florence, Treasurer
Barb Schmit, AAUW liaison
For more information or to inquire about volunteering: MinervaGigHarbor@gmail.com