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.



Stop by and see the Buchanan Promise Scarecrow in person!

Our office is located next to Milano's Pizza. Enter using the door at 111 Days Avenue as seen in this photo.

By |September 8th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Stop by and see the Buchanan Promise Scarecrow in person!

Online application has closed for the 2017 B.C.S. graduates.

August 1st was the deadline for eligible 2017 graduates to apply online for the Buchanan Promise. The online application will be closed until October 2017 when it will reopen for the Buchanan Promise eligible 2018 [...]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Categories: General|Comments Off on Online application has closed for the 2017 B.C.S. graduates.

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.