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Applications

Please review carefully our requirements for the programs or funding available before submitting your application. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (502) 897-3990 or e-mail.

Student typing on a braille notetakerGrant Requests

Requirements for Submission of Grant Requests:

  • Requests for funding will only be accepted through submission of a grant application.
  • Application Deadline: Requests must be submitted by April 1 or October 1 for consideration.
  • Applicants must be blind or visually impaired and a resident of Kentucky or must be an organization that serves those who are blind or visually impaired in Kentucky.
  • Applicants who need assistance completing grant forms or require a specific format may contact our office at (502) 897-3990.
  • Incomplete applications and/or applications without supporting documents will be returned.
  • Grant Application (PDF) (Click here for text version)


Braille Writer Loan Program
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Requirements for Submission of Braille Writer Requests:

  • Applicants must be blind or visually impaired and a resident of Kentucky.
  • Requests for braille writers must be submitted by application and include the following supporting documents:
    - A current eye exam or verification of legally blind status
    - A letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or other professional (if in school)
    - A letter from your rehabilitation counselor (if you are an Office for the Blind client)
  • Braille Writer Loan Application (PDF) (Click here for text version)


Will Evans Scholarship

The Will Evans Scholarship is for blind or visually impaired students pursuing post-secondary education (college) or vocational training. The scholarship award of up to $2,000 is to be used toward expenses associated with obtaining a degree or training certification. Students may reapply each fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) for up to five years.

Requirements for Submission of Will Evans Scholarship Application:

  • Application Deadline: Applications are due no later than July 1 of each year.
  • To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must meet the Kentucky Office for the Blind criteria
    for educational or vocational services.

  • Applicant must be blind or visually impaired and a current resident of Kentucky.
  • Letters of recommendation are required from school personnel or from the applicant's Kentucky Office for the Blind counselor.
  • School transcripts must be provided with the application.
  • Will Evans Scholarship Application (PDF) (Click here for text version)


Mail, fax or e-mail all applications to:

Mailing Address:
Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation
214 Haldeman Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Fax: (502) 897-3194 or e-mail


 
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