OSU to host benefit auction in Portland for EOP scholarships


CORVALLIS - The Education Opportunities Program at Oregon State University will hold a benefit auction in Portland on May 8 to raise money for student scholarships.

EOP is a support program for students who may be: older than average, ethnic minorities, single parents, from rural areas, of low-income backgrounds, disabled, or the first generation in their family to attend college..

The event will run from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 8, at the Center for Self Enhancement, 3920 N. Kerby in Portland. Suggested donation is $15.

Auction items include vacation excursions, original art work, and a 45 rpm juke box. In addition to the auction, which will have both silent and oral bidding, there will be a wine and cheese reception and entertainment.

Funds raised will assist students in completing their college degrees. The Educational Opportunities Program has helped more than 1,300 students graduate from OSU in the past 28 years, and currently assists more than 500 students.

For more information, contact Mary Verploegen at 541-737-3908.