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.



Interested in other local scholarship opportunities to help pay for school?

Michigan Gateway Community Foundation's 2018 Online Scholarship Application is open until 3/15/18. Go to to find other scholarship opportunities for Buchanan High School seniors. You will find the 2018 online scholarship application under the "Scholarship" tab. [...]

By |January 18th, 2018|Categories: General|Comments Off on Interested in other local scholarship opportunities to help pay for school?


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

Online Scholarship Application is Open for Seniors

The Class of 2018 can go online and apply for the Buchanan Promise. Click on the apply button above to enter the online application page. After you register and set up a password, you will [...]

By |October 2nd, 2017|Categories: General|Comments Off on Online Scholarship Application is Open for Seniors

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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