Cornell TASS 2022

Leadership. Democracy. Service.

Telluride Association is a nonprofit whose mission is to prepare and inspire promising students to lead and serve through free, transformative educational experiences rooted in critical thinking and democratic community. Our educational programs, offered at no cost to their participants, prepare promising individuals—through intellectual inquiry, democratic self-government, and meaningful work—to define and discharge their obligations to humanity by developing the skills, knowledge, and strength of character necessary to do so.

Thanks to all TASS applicants!

Applications are now being evaluated, and you will hear back from us by mid-March. Learn more about the timeline here.

For High School Students

Free summer programs in Critical Black Studies and Anti-Oppressive Studies offer sophomores and juniors the opportunity to encounter new ideas and meet peers who are excited about learning.
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For University Students

Students at Telluride Association’s residential houses at Cornell University and the University of Michigan receive full room and board scholarships and shape their intellectual communities.
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2022 UMD TASS Classroom

For College Faculty

Telluride Association’s programs succeed with the participation of the many university faculty members who teach our summer programs or live in our branches.
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  • 2023 TASS Applications Open Now Through January 4, 2023
    Applications are now open for the 2023 Telluride Association Summer Seminar! High school sophomores and juniors are welcome to apply for this life-changing summer experience. Applications are due January 4, 2023. TASS applications are open to all high school sophomores and juniors (“rising juniors” and…
  • 2023 TASS Nominations Open
    From now through December 1, 2022, Telluride Association is accepting nominations for the Telluride Association Summer Seminar (TASS). We seek nominations for high school sophomores and juniors (“rising juniors” and “rising seniors”), who will be invited to apply to our free, six-week seminar in Summer…

UM TASP 2014

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