Eastview Counselor Connection

Edition #8: 12/17/2021

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Seniors! The EVCF Scholarship Application is Live!


The Eastview Community Foundation awards scholarships to graduating seniors of Eastview High School (as well to students who live within the Eastview boundaries completing high school elsewhere -such as the School of Environmental studies and home schooled students). All seniors have also received these updates in their social studies classes this week. Be sure to watch the videos below from EVHS 2020 Alum sending their encouragement and advice through the process.

How to Apply: The Eastview Community Foundation Scholarship application process is completed online. The application and more information can be found for Seniors on Schoology → Class of 2022 Group → Resources → ‘EV Community Foundation Scholarships’ folder. More details and the full scholarship descriptions can also be found in on the scholarship page of (www.evcf.org).

If you cannot complete it in one sitting, you may come back and finish if you have fully filled out the first page. You will be able to go back and edit your application, but you will need to reenter the same information you originally entered on the first page. Application review will not happen until after Jan. 23rd. Your application must include at least one essay or personal statement in order to be complete. Please see the documents below for more details about the EVCF scholarships available as well as the application process.

Seniors are strongly encouraged to apply for as many scholarships for which they are eligible.

Click Here to Apply


The on-line application must be completed by 8 PM, Sunday, January 23rd, 2022. Late submissions will NOT be accepted. If required, the Student Aid Report (SAR from FAFSA results) and teacher recommendation letters must be submitted by 3:00 pm on Monday, January 24th to molly.wellik@district196.org.

EVCF Scholarship Resources

  • Review the instructions and full scholarship list here.
  • Download file to filter by scholarship criteria here.
  • View the scholarship review rubric here.
  • See all documents and the application in Schoology Class of 2022→ Resources → EVCF Scholarship Information and Naviance → Homepage → Pages

Check out the Alumni Videos

  • Zerubabel tells us to ‘Go For It’ here!
  • Harita shares why you should apply here!
  • Cullen talks about how easy it is to apply for multiple awards here!
  • Sophia shares some college advice here!

Videos are 1 min or less!

Please contact the following individuals if you have any questions or concerns:

Eastview Community Foundation: jennifer.plucker@evcf.org or gina.buccellato@evcf.org

Eastview High School Counseling: farrah.jennings@district196.org or molly.wellik@district196.org.

(New) Attention Sophomores and Juniors: October 13th PSAT Scores Are Available To View Online

  • Sophomores and Juniors who took the PSAT/ NMSQT on Oct. 13th. Login or create a College Board account online to view your PSAT/NMSQT scores.

  • Students must create a College Board account, or sign into their existing College Board account, in order to access their score. You will use the same email address you indicated when taking the PSAT. Your scores will also be loaded in your Naviance Student found under ‘About Me’ and ‘Test Scores’.

  • If you encounter any difficulty in retrieving your online score, please contact Farrah Jennings, College Planning Counselor at farrah.jennings@district196.org.

  • PSAT Test Booklets are now available for students to pick up in the Counseling Office during their lunch period ONLY.
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Eastview High School Virtual Calm Room

Life can feel overwhelming at times. Sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to work through challenging times. At the Eastview High School, we have a Virtual Calming Room to help students explore strategies to help deal with those challenges. We hope these tools will provide helpful outlets and practice for when life gets tough.

Desktop Virtual Calm Room

Mobile-Friendly Virtual Calm Room

Park Nicollet's Growing Through Grief Support Group

Park Nicollet’s Growing Through Grief counselor, Jenny Simmonds, will be offering a weekly grief group for Eastview students who have experienced the death of a significant family member (parent, sibling, caregiver, etc.). If your teen is living with loss and you think they could benefit from participating in a grief group, please contact Molly Wellik at molly.wellik@district196.org and we will connect with your student regarding their interest.

Senior Families: Need Help Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)?

Here are two great opportunities!

Financial Aid Virtual Room at Inver Hills Community College, Monday-Friday 10 AM-2 PM.

Get individual help on your FAFSA from a financial aid officer. You do not need to be attending Inver Hills. They will help you get your FAFSA completed for any school. https://www.inverhills.edu/FinancialAid/index.aspx

Dakota County Library

Dakota County Library now has access to free online FAFSA help, via the library’s Help Now service. Users just need a library card to access it—sign up for a library card online.

Winter Meal Program

Every Meal has launched our Winter Meal Program, providing children and families with easier ways to get the food they need. Over 100 locations throughout the Twin Cities now have our meal bags available for free with no qualification requirements. Locations include local libraries, YMCAs, fire stations, faith communities, schools, businesses, and recreation centers. These locations will be distributing meals starting November 19th, 2021 through January 3rd, 2022.

We hope these locations provide additional opportunities for your families to access Every Meal weekend food bags. Check out the winter meal program map to find locations.

Scholarship Spotlight: RaiseMe

RaiseMe is focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low income and first generation students. Rather than waiting until the end of high school to earn scholarships, which is often too late to impact a student's college ambitions or choices, RaiseMe enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular.

To learn more about how RaiseMe works, click here.

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ACT Registration

The ACT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions, usually taken Junior year. More information about ACT vs SAT can be found on the Eastview Counseling website. The regular registration deadline for the December 11th ACT is November 5th, 2021 (Late registration by November 19th). Visit link below to register. Test Information Release is available for the December ACT. There is an additional fee to receive a copy of the test questions, a list of the student’s answers, and the answer key along with the writing prompt and scoring guidelines. ALL Eastview Juniors are scheduled to take the ACT during the school day on April 5th (no registration required).

SAT Registration

The SAT is a standardized test used for some college admissions, usually taken Junior year. More information about ACT vs SAT can be found on the Eastview Counseling website. The regular registration deadline for the December 4th SAT is November 4th, 2021 (Late registration by November 23rd). Visit link below to register.

Seniors and Parents: Important College Process Documents and Instructions

Class of 2022 College Process Documents and Instructions

View the presentation from the Senior Parent College Application Planning Night here (many resources linked).

View the Transcript Release Process for Eastview Students & Parents here.

View the Eastview High School Steps to Submit the Common App here.

View the steps to submit College Applications here.

(NOTE: NOT for use with The COMMON APPLICATION. See Common App guidelines sheet instead.)

View the steps to request recommendations from EVHS Staff Members here

Students can find these resources:

  • Naviance account homepage → Scroll to bottom --> From My School → Pages
  • Schoology Class of 2022 → Resources→ College Resources

University of Minnesota-Share My App Program

The U of M Share My App Program allows applicants to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus to share their application with all University of Minnesota campuses with no additional application or fee. This program was initiated to showcase the opportunities available system-wide and encourage applications to other campuses: Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester. Within one week of completing their applications to the Twin Cities campus, students will see an optional Share My App checklist item in their Application Tracker where they can fill out a short form to request us to share their application.

Students should keep the other campus application deadlines in mind to ensure they are applying on time and take appropriate steps to apply directly if they are making ???Share My App??? requests too close to the deadlines.

For more information: Share My App Program

Upcoming College, University, and Military Visits to the Counseling Office

*Students are encouraged to register in Naviance and pick up a pass in the Counseling Office prior to the event.

Eastview High School Counseling Website

For more details about our program and resources visit the Eastview Counseling website.

Eastview High School Counselors