G.R.I.T. within Balfour Scholars Program
Goalsetting: Scholars reflect on past trials and triumphs but articulate their visions for the future
Resilience: Scholars view aspects of their identities as catalysts for academic success as opposed to deficits or disadvantages
Initiative: Scholars begin to chart their own paths to postsecondary education and be resourceful by taking advantage of support networks
Tact: Scholars are encouraged to be critical and thoughtful about college choice and fit
IU Balfour Scholars Program
Former Balfour Scholar Sara Ormiston created this video documenting her experiences in the Balfour Scholars Program.
Balfour Testimonial by Jamar Golden
Former Balfour attendee and current IU student Jamar Golden made this video to share the great experience he had in the 2015 Balfour Scholars Program.
Balfour Scholars Program Featured on Inside Indiana Business
Former Director of the Balfour Scholars Program, Dr. Christina Wright-Fields, and Estefani Alcaraz Quevedo, an IU student who went through the program, discuss its features and benefits and how it helps students prepare for college.
Benefits of the Balfour Pre-College Academy
Former Balfour Scholars Program Director Christina Wright Fields and several program attendees discuss the features and benefits of the 5-day residential Balfour Pre-College Academy.
P-16 Center Director Dionne Cross Francis discusses the importance of STEM education
IU School of Education Associate Professor Dionne Cross Francis says retirement and attrition are among the factors leading to an increased need for STEM workers in Indiana. She works with schools to help teachers transform their classrooms.