Scholarship Auction For Future Buckeyes

by Mackenzie Stasko on June 14, 2013 at 6:40 am

The Ohio State University Alumni Association of Muskingum County is preparing for their 14th Annual Scholarship Auction at the VFW Post 1058 in Zanesville coming up on June 20.

"We invite anybody and everybody to come out, it’s a family event. Tickets are $20. You can get them in advance at Tom’s Print Shop or any of our board members," said Terry Kopchak, President of the OSUACMC.

Earlier this year, the association awarded $7,000 worth of scholarships to 13 future and current Buckeyes. With nine going to graduating high school seniors and four to current Ohio State students. Scholarship recipients are usually in the top 25% of their class and are involved in extra-curricular activities. Kopchak says the auction is their biggest fundraiser of the year.

"We’re hoping to raise about $5,000. If we raise $5,000 from this event, this will give us a good amount to keep continually giving our scholarships."

The OSUSACMC has awarded a total of $80,000 worth of scholarships to students of Muskingum County. The doors for the event open at 5:30 p.m. for a reception and silent auction followed by a buffet and live auction.