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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 

There are a list of scholarships available through the Siouxland Community Foundation--I've listed a few below but please check this website to see if there are others you qualify for.  http://www.siouxlandcommunityfoundation.org/scholarships-grants/#scholarships
  • Iowa PGA Charlie Burkart Scholarship  Deadline:  June 19, 2020  www.iowapga.com  
  • 2020 Straight North STEM Scholarship  Deadline:  August 1  https://www.straightnorth.com/scholarship/

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:



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                                                        
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--March 20th.
 

 Transcript Information
  • Requests for official high school transcripts can be made by contacting Erin Benson at bensone@lb-eagles.org
  • Requests for official 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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