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.
All applicants have now been notified whether or not they will advance to the interview stage. We were impressed with all of the exceptionally thoughtful students who applied; we wish there were room for more students in our programs.
If you haven’t heard from us yet about your application, please check your email (including your spam folder). If you haven’t received an email, please contact us.
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.
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.
Telluride Association’s programs succeed with the participation of the many university faculty members who teach our summer programs or live in our branches.
The success of Telluride’s programs depends on the generosity of our friends and associates!