IDEC Program Selection Process
Applicants are evaluated upon the completeness of their application, program qualifications, personal essay, and chosen major.
Preference will be given to:
Racial and ethnic minorities
Individuals with disabilities*
Individuals who face multiple barriers to education and employment
1st-generation college student
1st-year college student
Individuals demonstrating strong financial need
Individuals pursuing STEM majors that are related to careers at MN Department of Natural Resources, MN Pollution Control Agency, or MN Board of Water and Soil Resources.
* An individual with a disability is defined as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; has a record of such impairment; or is regarded as having such impairment.