Balfour Scholars Program (BSP)
The Balfour initiative is designed to teach students how to become stronger scholars, manage finances, choose academic majors, and evaluate career options that best suit their interests and abilities. BSP also introduces students to the social aspects of college life and shows them the student clubs, campus events, and cultural activities that IU has to offer. The Balfour Pre-College Academy, in which students spend one week living and learning at Indiana University Bloomington, is one component of the BSP.
A spring workshop through the African American Arts Institute provides opportunities for pre-college students to explore West Indian, Afro-Cuban traditional and popular, African styles, and contemporary modern dance.
Talented high school students (vocalists, instrumentalists, spoken word artists, dancers, etc.) are selected to spend six days exploring Negro spirituals, blues, jazz, gospel, R&B, soul, funk, and hip hop. Under Acting Director Ignoisco Miles, students will study with music professionals, IU faculty, staff, and graduate students affiliated with Indiana University’s African American Arts Institute. Participants also gain insight about academic requirements and financial aid resources available at Indiana University.