KICKSTART TO CAREER
Congratulations on your child’s kindergarten school year at Buchanan Community Schools!
As part of the Buchanan Promise, provided and managed by the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation, your kindergartner has been given a FREE $50 College Savings Account at Chemical Bank. (You may opt out by completing the form below. Contact the Community Foundation.)
This is a free, deposit only account designed to encourage an early start to saving for the future cost of postsecondary education/training. Deposits are accepted from ANY source – your student, you as parents, family members and relatives. The Community Foundation and its donors will also make some incentive matches over the life of your child’s account. Upon graduation from Buchanan, your student may be eligible for the Buchanan Promise scholarship. (Eligibility for the Promise Scholarship requires graduation AND residency within the Buchanan School District, the K2C program has universal elegibility) But there are other costs for training and education, and the Kickstart to Career account is another way you can plan and prepare for the child’s successful journey through postsecondary education/training and on to their chosen career.
This savings account is restricted for use in paying expenses related to going to college, pursuing a trade or professional certificate, or any qualified education pursuit past High School. This account is NOT accessible until your student graduates High School. (Hardship withdrawals are allowed by application, see form below)
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