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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

  • Eyes on a Changing World: Three Poems by Pepper Trail

    by Pepper Trail CB72 TA73 SYLLABUS FOR THE WARMING WORLD Teach me now the epistemology of melt The inflexible rules of liquefaction How broad white glaciers, bovine and calm Drop their slippery calves into the sea How ice, crystalline and blue, can rot Pock, crack,......

  • Telluride’s Olympians: Meredith “Flash” Gourdine CB50 and Bonnie St. John SP81

    By Matthew Trail SP81 CB82 TA84 Telluride has had at least two Olympians among its ranks, and both were medalists: Meredith Gourdine in the 1952 Summer Olympics and Bonnie St. John in the 1984 Winter Paralympics. Both went on from their Telluridean and Olympic careers......

  • Yarrow Award Winner Helena Ratté writes about her experiences with AMICA e.V.

    By Helena Ratté MB13 I received the 2017 Yarrow Award to conduct research in Germany and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) as part of an evaluation project for the German humanitarian women’s organization AMICA e.V. Over the course of a six-month period, I assisted in designing a......



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Purpose & Plan

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.