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Counselor


Welcome to the Lawton-Bronson Jr./Sr. High School Counseling page. Mrs. Erin Benson is the 7-12 School Counselor and is here to help students with Career, Academic, and Personal Issues.


 
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION 
  • FFA scholarships  Deadline:  February 6  FFA.org/scholarships 
  • HyVee Scholarship  Deadline: February 8 https://www.hy-vee.com/corporate/our-company/community/scholarships/
  • Iowa Newspaper Foundation  Deadline: February 15  www.INAnews.com  
  • Siouxland Community Foundation Scholarships  Deadline:  February 15  www.siouxlandcommunityfoundation.org  *Several LB students are eligible for!
  • Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge  Deadline:  February 22  www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Enter
  • Tip Top Tux Scholarship  Deadline: March 1 https://www.tttuxprom.com/scholarships/online-scholarship-application/ 
  • Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education  Deadline:  March 1  Apps in my office.  Must be committed to the pursuit of auto-related studies
  • NEW Cooperative's scholarship program  Deadline:  March 1  www.newcoop.com 
  • Matthew Shepard Scholarship  Deadline: March 1  matthewshepardscholarship.com  
  • Tip Top Tux  Deadline:  March 1  www.tttuxprom.com/scholarships 
  • Farmers Mutual Insurance Association  Deadline:  March 8  www.fmiahull.com  
  • Morningside Nursing Scholarship  Deadline:  March 8  Apps in my office. 
  • Quota International of Sioux City  Deadline:  March 15  Apps in my office.  Must be pursuing post secondary education who are deaf or hearing impaired or going into Audiology, Speech Pathology.
  • First Friday Breakfast Club  Deadline:  March 15  Apps in my office.  Awarded to seniors committed to reducing homophobia and increasing tolerance of LGBT issues in the community.  
  • Tyler S. Bay Scholarship  Deadline: March 18  Apps in my office.  Selection is based on overall quality of application, community involvement, extrac. activities, special circumstances.  
  • Home Builders Assoc. Scholarship for the Trades  Deadline:  March 29  www.siouxlandhba.com  
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Siouxland Scholarship  Deadline:  March 29   http://rmhc-siouxland.org/alumni-scholarship-application/.
  • Siouxland Sportsmanship Scholarship  Deadline:  March 29  Apps emailed to all seniors
  • SFM Foundation  Deadline:  March 31  www.sfmfoundation.com 
  • Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship  Deadline:  March 31  https://www.iowagames.org/brian-pearson-memorial-scholarship/
  • A.G and Rosalee Ireland Scholarship  Deadline:  April 5  Apps in my office.  Student must NOT be in the top 10% of their class.  
  • Moville Area Medical Clinic Scholarships  Deadline: April 19  Apps in my office.  Must be planning to study a medical related field
  • Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship  Deadline:  May 1   Apps in my office.  Must be of the Protestant faith and attending the University of Iowa  $800  
  • Woodbury County Cattlemen's Association  Deadline:  May 1  Apps in my office  Must be planning a career in or related to agriculture

IN ADDITION TO THE SCHOLARSHIPS LISTED ABOVE, PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK THE COLLEGE'S FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIP WEBPAGE
.  EVERY SCHOOL WILL HAVE DEADLINES SET FOR APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS SO PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THAT!
                 Example:  University of Iowa scholarships can be found at admissions.uiowa.edu/finances/scholarships

FAFSA Assistance
Mary Joan Dougherty at the Iowa College Access Network
515-402-4211 or 877-272-4692
mjdougherty@icansucceed.org


ICAN Tip of the Week    

https://www.youtube.com/user/IowaCollegeAccess?feature=g-high-u



College Representative Information
Juniors and Seniors interested in attending a college visit at Lawton-Bronson, must sign up first with Mrs. Benson the day before the scheduled visit. All visits are during Success in the Counseling Office unless noted otherwise.  I will have these on the announcements!
Upcoming Visits:
  • April 8--WITCC

Regent Admission Index (RAI)--Board or Regents State of Iowa  http://www.regents.iowa.gov/RAI/
4 Factors included in RAI are:  1) ACT/SAT score  2) High school rank  3) Cumulative GPA  4) Number of core courses (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language)


Factors to consider when choosing a college
1. Type of school (2 year, 4 year, public, private)
2. Size of school  (U. of Iowa--33,300; Morningside--2,800; USD--11,000)
3. Location
4. Academic programs
5. Activities
6. Financial Aid

ACT Information
 
ACT Registration and Testing Dates 
 
Test Date                                           Registration Deadline
                             
December 8                                        November 2
February 9                                          January 11
April 13                                              March 8
June 8                                                May 3
July 13                                               June 14

ACT FEES
ACT--$46
ACT with writing--$62.50   (Check https://actapps.act.org/writPrefRM/  to see if the colleges you are considering require or recommend the ACT writing test).  Check out www.actstudent.org also for sample essays.  
To register, click on www.actstudent.org
School Code:  162-440

Test Prep
PRACTICE WORKBOOKS from ACT are available in my office!
ACT prep class in the Spring at WIT--Chad Cargill ACT prep workshop--more information to come SPRING 2018!
 

 Transcript Information
  • Requests for high school transcripts can be made by contacting Erin Benson at bensone@lb-eagles.org
  • Requests for college transcripts (WIT courses) can be made by contacting WIT by:
  • ALL SENIORS who have completed courses through WIT will need to do the step above upon graduation to ensure your WIT transcript gets to your post secondary institution
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 Helpful Websites


**Seniors who wish to play college athletics will need to go to either NCAA or NAIA website and register**  You will need to have your
ACT scores be sent to them directly from ACT (www.actstudent.org)

Upcoming Events 

JUNIORS--
  • No announcements at this time


SOPHOMORES--
  • No announcements at this time

Factors in the Admission Decision (Source:  NACAC Admission Trends Survey, 2011)
  1. High School Grades
  2. Grades in college prep course
  3. Strength of curriculum
  4. Admission test scores (ACT)
 
 
 
Contact Information
Erin Benson
100 Tara Way
Lawton, IA 51030
Phone number:  712-944-5181
Fax number:  712-944-5568
School code for ACT, NCAA, NAIA is 162-440








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