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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 

  • Save Now, Save Later:  College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway   Deadline:  Oct. 18  www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SaveNow
  • Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc  Deadline:  Oct. 25   https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/
  • Heisman Scholarship  Deadline:  Oct. 29  https://heismanscholarship.com/application/
  • Marilyn K. Hoy Memorial Scholarship  Deadline:  Oct. 31  Emailed application to all students on 10/7/19
  • 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards  Deadline: Nov. 5  spirit.prudential.com  
  • Sixt rent a car scholarship  Deadline:  November 30   https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/
  • ISU Multicultural Vision Program  Deadline:  Dec. 1  https://www.multicultural.dso.iastate.edu/programs/mvp/apply
  • Hixson Opportunity Award  Deadline:  Dec. 15  www.hixson.dso.iastate.edu
  • Hy Vee Foundation Scholarship  Deadline:  Feb. 10  www.hy-vee.com  
  • Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarship  Deadline: Feb. 14  www.inanews.com 
  • Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge:  Senior Scholarship  Dates:  Oct. 15-Feb. 21  www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SeniorScholarship
  • College Funding Forecaster Giveawa  Dates:  March 16-April 30, 2020  www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Giveaway

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    

Found on youtube!



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.  I will have these on the announcements!
Upcoming Visits:
  • Iowa Central Community College--Oct. 10 at 2:30
  • Northeast Comm. College--Oct. 23 at 9:00
  • Presentation College--Oct. 28 at 9:00
  • University of Iowa--Oct. 29 at 10:00
  • University of South Dakota--Oct. 29 during success
  • Northwest Iowa Community College--Nov. 5th at 12:30
  • WITCC--Nov. 11th during success
  • Iowa State University--Nov. 19 at 11:00



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) Cumulative GPA  3) 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                                                        
October 26                                                    September 20
December 14                                                November 8
February 8                                                    January 10
April 4                                                          February 28
June 13                                                        May 8
July 18                                                         June 19

ACT FEES
ACT--$52
ACT with writing--$68   (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.  
Late Registration Fee--additional $30
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
Course Guide

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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)


 
 
 
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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