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

  • Women

  • 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.