Leadership. Democracy. Service.
Telluride Association is a nonprofit organization 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.

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For High School Students

Telluride Association’s 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. 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

  • Tellurider Book Exchange

    This past holiday season, Telluride members and a group of Michigan Branch alumni participated in an informal book exchange. If anyone is looking for a good read during this long winter, here are some ideas! Severance by Ling Ma Life on Mars by Tracy K.......

  • Harry Clor (1929 – 2018), Liberal Educator

    by Fred Baumann | August 31, 2018 Harry Clor, beloved professor of Political Science at Kenyon College, taught Telluride Summer Programs in 1975, 1979, 1985, 1995, and 1998. He died in 2018 and his friend and Kenyon colleague Fred Baumann CB62 TA64 wrote this moving......

  • California Workers Have A Legal Right to Reasonable Seating

    Editor’s Note: Telluride welcomes blog submissions from associates about issues they care about and would like to share their personal perspectives on. By Annia Koroliak SP04 This week, news broke that grocery store workers in Southern California are preparing to strike. As these workers get......



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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.