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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Welcome Michael Rowland as the new President and CEO of MGCF

Michigan Gateway Community Foundation announces that Michael P. Rowland has accepted the position of President and CEO, succeeding Rob Habicht who is retiring after 20 years in that position. Michael officially begins his tenure on [...]

By |August 12th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on Welcome Michael Rowland as the new President and CEO of MGCF

The Buchanan Promise online scholarship is set to open for 2021 Seniors on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. You can access the online application through this website www.buchananpromise.com by clicking on the highlighted scholarship link above [...]

By |October 19th, 2020|Categories: General|Comments Off on

Interested in other scholarship opportunities to pay for college?

Michigan Gateway Community Foundation's 2020 Online Scholarship Application is open until 3/13/20. Go to www.mgcf.org to find other scholarship opportunities for Buchanan High School seniors. You will find the 2020 online scholarship application link in blue [...]

By |January 30th, 2020|Categories: General|Comments Off on Interested in other scholarship opportunities to pay for college?

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.
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