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Founded in 1911 by LL Nunn, Telluride Association is a nonprofit organization that creates and fosters educational communities that teach leadership and service through democratic participation.

Telluride aims to foster an everyday synthesis of self-governance and intellectual inquiry that enables students to develop their potential for leadership and public service.

Summer Programs for High School Students

Telluride sponsors a variety of summer programs for high school sophomores and juniors. Each program is designed to bring together young people from around the world who share a passion for learning.  Learn more.


Residential Communities for University Students

Telluride Association provides room and board scholarships to students at the University of Michigan and Cornell University.  Students live in Association-owned houses, where they form self-governing communities focused on intellectual exchange and service. Learn more


Telluride Association also offers an array of enrichment opportunities for college facultyLearn more.



Telluride Association — 100 Years & Growing