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Coca-Cola & Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Scholarship

All current consumers of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation have to meet the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

1. Proof of legal blindness.   Confirmation of Legal Blindness form.  If including a vision report with confirmation form, the report should not be older than two years.

2. An official school transcript with at least a 2.7 cumulative GPA.

3. Acceptance letter from accredited college (includes vocational/technical programs).

4. Two letters of recommendation (i.e. teacher, employer, non-family member).

5. Photocopy of state issue identification (must be resident of Kentucky).

6. A completed essay (500 words) is required. Please choose one of the following topics below for your essay. If you have applied in the past for the scholarship, you must select a different essay topic to complete.

                  A.) Indicate your field of study and why you have chosen this career goal.

                  B.) Describe the influence someone who has had a positive impact in your life.

 7. Click here​​​ to print all application information. This also includes a list of all documentation required for submission.

Application package will be accepted beginning June 1, 2021.   The date the completed materials must be received by has been extended to July 14, 2021.     **The Fall 2019 Scholarship application has closed. Please check back for information on the next Scholarship opportunity.

Application and all other documentation must be submitted in HARD COPY and mailed in one package/envelope to:

Charles W. McDowell Rehabilitation Center

Attn: Scholarship Fund

8412 Westport Road

Louisville, KY 40242

If you have questions or if you need the application materials in Braille, please contact Angela Becker toll free at 800-346-2115 or you can email her at:​

Blind Services​

Orientation and Mobility Services

Deaf Blind Services

Independent Living Services and Older Individual Who are Blind

Bioptic Driving Program

Resources and Publications

McDowell Center for the Blind ​​

Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation​
Central Office
Mayo-Underwood Building
500 Mero Street 4th Floor NE
Frankfort, KY 40601
800-372-7172 (V/TTY )​​​