Welcome to our virtual auction site! Scholarship Opportunities for Success is more dedicated than ever to raising funds to help women in Central Ohio achieve their educational goals and improve the lives of their families. The global pandemic has affected all our lives and made our mission more critical than ever. High unemployment means that many women are anxious to use this time to complete their degrees and better their chances for higher-paying and more satisfying jobs. And you can help.
We cancelled our spring event and are conducting our first-ever on-line auction - full of fall decorations, local gift certificates, OSU gifts, and early Christmas shopping opportunities. In addition to our silent auction items, you can bid on Scholarship Dollars to directly support our recipients. Scroll to the bottom of the View Items list to donate directly to Scholarships.
Click the "View Items" button at the top left corner to view all of our fundraising options. It is easy and fun to bid, and you can see when your friends have outbid you. Just follow the directions below:
HOW TO BID
1. Start by clicking the "Register" link at the top right of this page and fill in your information.
2. Go to your email and open the email from Bidding Owl. Click the link to activate your account.
3. Start bidding here!
If you have questions or need assistance contact us at SOSauctionQ@gmail.com and we will answer your questions.
BIDDING OPTIONS TO MONITOR/SECURE YOUR ITEMS
During the registration process you have options to register for Automatic Bidding and/or Bidding Notifications. On certain items you can Buy It Now for a set price.
Automatic Bidding - Selecting "Automatic Bidding" when you place a bid allows you to set a maximum bid amount on any item. Then the on-line system will automtically increase your bid by the next increment if someone else places a higher bid - up to the maximum amount you selected. This setting can be changed anytime (even during the auction) through your account settings.
Bidding Notifications - If you select "Receive Bidding Notifications" when you register, you will be contacted by email or text if someone else places a higher bid.
Buy It Now - You can also select the Buy It Now option on certain items to secure you bid.
Please note that all of our items (except Scholarship Dollars) are for "Local Pick-up Only" in the Columbus area. Winning bidders will receive email instructions by October 13 to schedule pick-ups. Special shipping arrangements can be made at the bidders' expense.
Our thanks to all of our generous sponsors, volunteers, and board members who made this virtual event possible, and to you, our donors, without whom we could not provide this essential educational assistance to our deserving recipients. SOS has awarded a total of 23 scholarships this year and each of our recipients sends her personal thanks for your belief in her and your support.
Thank you for your support!