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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  September 5-October 22  www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SaveNow
  • High School Heisman  Deadline:  October 2, 2017  https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/
  • Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge:  Senior Scholarship  October 23-February 16  www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SeniorScholarship 
  • Horatio Alger Scholarship  Deadline: October 25  scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships 
  • Voice of Democracy Essay Competition  Deadline:  October 31, 2017    For students 9-12  https://www.vfw.org/VOD/
  • 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award  Deadline:  Nov. 7, 2017    https://spirit.prudential.com/
  • HSC Warranty  Deadline:  December 1, 2017  www.hscwarranty.com/scholarship 
  • Iowa Newspaper Foundation  Deadline:  February 9, 2018  www.INAnews.com 
  • HyVee Foundation Scholarship Program  Deadline:  February 10, 2018  **Apps in my office.  Must have some affiliation with Hy-Vee
  • Tip Top Tux Scholarships  Deadline:  March 1, 2018  www.tttuxprom.com/scholarships  
  • College Funding Forecaster Giveaway  March 5-May 11   www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Givewaway
  • Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship  Deadline:  May 1, 2018  Apps in my office  *Must be attending U. of Iowa and of the Protestant faith  

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


ICAN FAFSA event--September 20th at Western Iowa Tech.  CHECK YOUR EMAIL SENIORS!!!!!!!!!  
Robert E. Dunker Student Center (RED) room W-108.  Park in lot 3.  

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:
  • September 25--Iowa Central 
  • September 26--WITCC
  • October 3--University of Iowa
  • October 5--University of South Dakota
  • October 9--Buena Vista University
  • October 27--Kirkwood

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
                             
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 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 or Liz Hanna, High School Secretary at hannal@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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