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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Senior information night is tomorrow 1-19-17!

You don't want to miss tomorrow nights opportunity to apply for The Buchanan Promise Scholarship! After explaining how to apply, you can go to the library and sign in right there!

By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Senior information night is tomorrow 1-19-17!

Senior Night

Buchanan Promise Holds First Senior Information Night BUCHANAN - The Buchanan Promise, a place-based educational scholarship available only to eligible graduates of Buchanan High School starting with the Class of 2017, will hold an information [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Senior Night

Online Scholarship Application

You may have noticed that we had the link to the online scholarship application open this past weekend. Unfortunately, we were a bit premature with that and have taken it down to make a few [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Online Scholarship Application

New Promise Board Established

The Buchanan Promise has organized as a program of the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation, and has named a community board of directors charged with developing policy, establishing governance, and growing the program. These members are: [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Categories: News|Comments Off on New Promise Board Established

Welcome to The Buchanan Promise Website

The Promise is an exciting innovation in scholarship support for students attending Buchanan Community Schools. Unlike traditional scholarships that contain merit based or achievement eligibility requirements, The Buchanan Promise is a place based scholarship. Beginning in Spring of [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Categories: News|Comments Off on Welcome to The Buchanan Promise Website

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.