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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.

  • Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge:  Senior Scholarship  October 23-February 16 
  • Sparkling Ice Scholarship   Deadline:  February 8, 2018
  • Iowa Newspaper Foundation  Deadline:  February 9, 2018 
  • Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship  Deadline: February 9, 2018  **Apps in my office   Must have an account at a credit union that is a member of the Iowa Credit Union League. 
  • HyVee Foundation Scholarship Program  Deadline:  February 10, 2018  **Apps in my office.  Must have some affiliation with Hy-Vee
  • Siouxland Community Foundation Scholarships  Deadline: February 15, 2018 
  • Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundaton for Education  Deadline:  March 1, 2018  **Apps in my office.  Students who are pursuing auto-related studies
  • Tip Top Tux Scholarships  Deadline:  March 1, 2018  
  • 2018 Matthew Shepard Scholarship  Deadline:  March 1, 2018  
  • MCEC Technical Scholarships  Deadline:  March 1, 2018  
  • College Funding Forecaster Giveaway  March 5-May 11
  • New Cooperative Inc  Deadline: March 9, 2018   *Students who are dependents of a NEW Cooperative member or full time employee
  • First Friday Breakfast Club  Deadline:  March 15, 2018  **Apps in my office.  Recognize's students efforts to reduce homophobia and increase awareness and tolerance of LGBT issues in their schools. 
  • Tyler S. Bay Scholarship  Deadline:  March 10, 2018  **Apps in my office and emailed out.  Looking for overall quality of application, extrac. activities, community involvement, special circumstances.
  • SFM Foundation  Deadline:  March 31, 2018  Students whose parents were seriously  injured or killed in workplace accidents
  • HBA of Greater Siouxland Scholarship  Deadline:  March 30, 2018
  • North Star Credit Union  Deadline:  March 31, 2108  **Apps in my office.  Must have an account established in their name at North Star Community Credit Union.
  • Quota International of Sioux City  Deadline:  March 16, 2018  Apps in my office.  Awarded to students going into Audiology, Speech Pathology and Deaf Education or for those who are deaf/hearing impaired.
  • Sioux City Retired Educators Scholarship  Deadline: April 1, 2018  Email sent to all seniors--apps in my office.  
  • Peace with Justice Scholarship Essay Contest  Deadline:  April 2, 2018  EMAIL me for more information!
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship  Deadline:  April 4, 2018  Email was sent to all seniors and I have apps available in my office. 
  • A.G. & Rosalee Ireland Scholarship Deadline:  April 6  Email was sent to all seniors with more detail and I have apps available in my office.
  • $1,000 Nursing Scholarship through Morningside College  Deadline:  April 11, 2018  **Apps in my office  Must be planning to attend Morningside for nursing.  
  • Richard Madsen Scholarship  Deadline:  April 15, 2018  **Apps in my office.  Must be planning to have a career related to water quality, conservation, natural resources or production agriculture. 
  • Paul High Memorial Scholarship  Deadline:  April 15, 2018  **Apps in my office  Must be planning to enroll in an automotive technology program
  • Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship  Deadline:  April 30, 2018  **Apps in my office.  Must have previously participated in any Iowa Games.  
  • Woodbury County Cattleman's Association  Deadline:  May 1, 2018  **Apps in my office.  Planning on a career in or related to agriculture and have connection to the Cattleman's Association. 
  • Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship  Deadline:  May 1, 2018  Apps in my office  *Must be attending U. of Iowa and of the Protestant faith  
  • PGA Section Foundation  Deadline:  June 15, 2018  Apps in my office  *Selection on the basis of interest in golf, future contributions to the game, leadership skilss

                 Example:  University of Iowa scholarships can be found at

ICAN Tip of the Week

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:
  • November 10--Northeast Community College
  • November 16--Northwest Community College

Regent Admission Index (RAI)--Board or Regents State of Iowa
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
October 28                                                  September 22
December 9                                        November 3
February 10                                        January 12
April 14                                              March 9
June 9                                                May 4
July 14                                               June 15

ACT with writing--$62.50   (Check  to see if the colleges you are considering require or recommend the ACT writing test).  Check out also for sample essays.  
To register, click on
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 or Liz Hanna, High School Secretary at
  • 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 
 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 (

Upcoming Events 

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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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