Coca-Cola & Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Scholarship

​​​Four (4) $5,200 merit scholarships will be awarded to OVR consumers who are legally blind. The submission deadline is May 31st. 

Criteria to Apply 

All applicants must:

  • Be a current consumer of the KY Office of Vocational Rehabilitation with an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE). 

  • Provide proof of legal blindness through verification of an eye exam within the past year OR complete the Confirmation of Legal Blindness form​​.  

  • Provide the most recent transcript showing cumulative GPA of at least 2.75. This does not have to be an official transcript. 

  • Provide a copy of a class schedule for Fall 2023 OR if not yet registered for classes, an acceptance letter, from an accredited college or technical program for Fall 2023. 

  • Submit two letters of recommendation from non-family members, written within the last six months, preferably from educators such as teachers, guidance counselors or employers.

  • Complete the application​.

  • Submit an original, 500-word essay on one of the topics listed on the application.

Submit the application and all required documents, together in a single submission by email, to​. The deadline for submission is May 31, 2023. No late submissions will be accepted. 

All winners will be notified by July 1 and asked to submit a photo and sign a photo release form, so they may be featured in the OVR newsletter and annual report.

For more information, please contact: Jennifer Wright at (502) 234-6075 or​

​Visit these links for more information about services:

Division of Blind Services

McDowell Center for the Blind

Independent Living and Older Individuals Who are Blind

Orientation and Mobility

Bioptic Driving

Deafblind Program

What Is The Meaning of Legally Blind​




​​​Need​ more help? Contact us

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

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