PROMISE MISSION STATEMENT: To help Buchanan graduates achieve their dreams by supporting post-secondary success. PROMISE VISION STATEMENT: Enriching Buchanan to be a community of choice to live & educate one's children.

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Special thanks to these two future BHS 2018 Graduates for promoting the Buchanan Promise for us this past Saturday at Trek-or-Treat.

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Trek-or-Treat

Paying for College Night @ BHS 6:00 p.m. on 10/24/17

Jayne Lamb, the Buchanan Promise Coordinator, will be at Buchanan High School on Tuesday 10/24 beginning at 6:00 p.m. for the Paying for College Night. Topics include the Buchanan Promise, Scholarships and FAFSA (Free Application [...]

By | October 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Paying for College Night @ BHS 6:00 p.m. on 10/24/17

The online Buchanan Promise application for eligible BCS 2018 Seniors will open on 10/2/2017.

The Buchanan Promise Online Application for eligible 2018 BCS Seniors will open on Monday, October 2nd. On 10/2/17 click on the highlighted link above to register in AwardSpring, our online scholarship application provider, and open [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on The online Buchanan Promise application for eligible BCS 2018 Seniors will open on 10/2/2017.

Buchanan Promise Overview

  • MGCF has been named beneficiary of a multi-million dollar bequest to support a new scholarship program at Buchanan Community Schools.
  • Modeled after the Kalamazoo Promise concept, it will be available to graduating students who reside inside the BCS district boundary.
  • Length of residency will determine the percentage amount of the award, with students who have lived in district K-12 receiving 100% of the available grant, and others on a time of residency sliding scale. You must be enrolled at least 9th – 12th grade to be eligible.
  • Each student is encouraged to complete the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and apply for at least one additional community based scholarship. Many colleges require FAFSA as part of their application process.
  • No merit based criteria will be used for the Promise Scholarship. All students who are headed to a post-secondary institution, whether an associate’s, baccalaureate, trade or certification program, could be eligible.
  • Federal and community scholarship grants should NOT affect student eligibility.
  • The Buchanan Promise Coordinator will be available to answer student/parent questions at BHS during certain times of the school year. Watch this website and school emails for those dates and times.
  • There is an appeal process available for students. Contact MGCF to inquire about that process.