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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 
  • 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
  • Wiatel Scholarship  Deadline:  April 20, 2018  **Email was sent out to all seniors and apps in my office
  • 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  
  • Children's Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarship  Deadline:  May25, 2018   http://childrenscancerconnection.org/family-programs/empowering-scholarships.html 
  • 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 skills
  • Horatio Alger Assoc. Career & Technical Scholarship Program   Deadline: June 15, 2018  https://application.horatioalger.org/Security/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f


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

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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