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The Ken Guy Memorial Scholarship
Application status: Closed

Topco Associates, LLC (Topco) has established a scholarship program to honor the life of Ken Guy and the many contributions he made during his 41 years of service with Topco. The Ken Guy Memorial Scholarship Program will assist associates’ children who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. 

Applicants to the The Ken Guy Memorial Scholarship must:

  • Be a dependent* child, age 26 and under, of a full-time or part-time Topco associate who is in good standing with Topco and who has a minimum of one (1) year of employment as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • Be a high school senior or graduate, or current postsecondary undergraduate.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational or technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Children of officers are ineligible to apply.

Students may reapply to the program each year as long they meet eligibility requirements.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. One (1) award will be granted.

The award is renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of providing proof of continued enrollment in a qualified school as defined under eligibility requirements. Maximum lifetime award is $10,000 per recipient.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year as long they meet eligibility requirements

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Topco in early August. Topco will host an award event with the award recipient, parent and members of the Ken Guy family. Event date is to be determined. More information will be provided at the time of notification.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America. Final recipient selection is made by members of The Ken Guy Family. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 6, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Note: While the online recommendation form must be submitted by 3:00 pm CT on May 6, the scholarship application must be submitted by 3:00 pm CT on May 1.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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