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TASS

A free program for high school sophomores in Critical Black and Ethnic Studies

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TASP

Free seminars for high school juniors.

Cornell House

The Branches

Residential communities for university students.

Leadership. Democracy. Service.

Telluride Association is a nonprofit organization that creates and fosters educational communities that teach leadership and service through democratic participation. 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.

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For High School Students

Telluride Association’s free summer programs—TASP for juniors and TASS for sophomores—offer a small number of motivated high school students the opportunity to critically engage with peers and ideas in a university setting. Learn more…

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For University Students

Students living at Telluride Association’s residential houses at Cornell University and the University of Michigan receive full room and board scholarships and shape the intellectual communities of their houses. Learn more…

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For College Faculty

None of Telluride Association’s programs could succeed without the participation of the many university faculty members who teach our summer programs or live in our branches. Learn more…







Blog

  • I Am From: An Ode to the Telluride House by Emily Lawsin

    A 10-minute Free-Writing Poetry Workshop with Telluride & GEAR-UP Ypsilanti © by Emily P. Lawsin I am from The paneled library with its George Nelson lamps Warmed by the grand piano next door, and eclectic books donated from graduating seniors; An army of stubborn ants......

  • 50 Years Ago in the Telluride Newsletter

    50 Years Ago in the Telluride Newsletter: Past Telluride Newsletters are often a fascinating window into both the history of Telluride Association and the wider currents of social and political issues of the day. The November 1968 issue is a great example of both. Interspersed with......

  • Recipe for Chinese Scallion Pancakes

    On Mar 6, 2018, MBTA housemembers enjoyed a PubSpeak by Allina Chang (MB’17) on Chinese Food and Cooking. As part of the PubSpeak, she taught housemembers how to make Chinese Scallion Pancakes (Vegan) and Steamed dumplings. Anthony Zheng (MB’17) was her sous chef for the......



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The purpose of Telluride Association is to promote the highest good by educating promising individuals to serve thoughtfully in the world.

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.