Coca-Cola Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Scholarships

​​2024 Coca-Cola & Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Scholarships

The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), in partnership with Coca-Cola, will award four (4) $5,000 merit scholarships for entering freshmen, undergraduate and graduate students, who will be enrolled in accredited college or technical programs for Fall 2024. OVR, who administers the scholarship program, will award the scholarships to four (4) consumers who are legally blind, to help with educational financial needs such as tuition fees, room and board and assistive technology. The submission deadline is June 15th. ​​

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 final year-end transcript showing a 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 2024 OR if not yet registered for classes, an acceptance letter, from an accredited college or technical program for Fall 2024. 
  • 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 attached to a single email, to The deadline for submission is June 15, 2024. No late submissions will be accepted. 

All winners will be notified by July 15th 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

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 )​​​​​