TA Pauses Summer Programs in 2021

01 Oct TA Pauses Summer Programs in 2021

September 26, 2020

Dear Telluride Friends,

As the summer has progressed, Telluride Association has been grappling with our obligation to combat anti-Black racism and white supremacy within our summer programs, in our board governance, and in the landscape of American secondary and higher education. This, in addition to uncertainty wrought by the pandemic for the foreseeable future, has led us to pause summer programs for the 2021 summer.

This programmatic pause enables board member and staff labor to be focused on reviewing and rebuilding many aspects of Telluride Association. We intend to adjust our programmatic curriculum and organizational structures to better serve our mission and clarify the contributions we hope to make to students’ journeys while they’re with us for their Telluride summer. We will miss running these transformative programs in the 2021 year but feel strongly we must act responsibly to create sustainable structures that actively support the flourishing of Black students and other students of color.

We love running summer programs for high school students and we can’t wait to get back to serving students through our summer programs in the summer of 2022.

We know that as civic-minded individuals our affiliates and alumni place value in addressing systemic racism and we ask for your continued support during this time. 

We will share out additional news as the year goes on.

If you have any questions about Telluride’s decision or how you can become involved during this year of growth, please contact us at tellurideassociation@tellurideassociation.org.


Morgan Whittler SS08 SP09 TA14

TA President 2020-21

  • manisha
    Posted at 02:17h, 26 November

    can international students (Indian) apply for this summer program?

    • Puneet Singh
      Posted at 13:57h, 26 November

      Yes, our programs are open to international students. However the Association has paused the Summer Programs for 2021, so there will be no application cycle this year.

  • Judy Zhu
    Posted at 19:32h, 30 December

    So there is no applications for year 2021’s summer, and if I want to apply that will be next year right?

    • Puneet Singh
      Posted at 20:53h, 30 December

      Yes, there is no application for summer 2021. We are in the process of restructuring our summer programs, so stay tuned to announcements on our website and social media.

  • Gokul
    Posted at 09:59h, 01 January

    So will there be a TASP 2021

    • Puneet Singh
      Posted at 16:31h, 01 January

      No, there will be no summer programs in 2021.

  • Dianne M Buehler
    Posted at 15:00h, 12 February

    What about a remote/online experience for Summer 2021?

    • trail
      Posted at 10:26h, 12 April

      We have decided to not do the remote/online experience in 2021, Dianne. We plan to restart our programs in 2022, hopefully in person!

  • Rushil Singh Johal
    Posted at 11:56h, 03 March

    Is it possible if we can look at the essay prompts for the 2022 summer application? If so, when at the end of 2021 do we apply and how many essays and/or writing supplements are we required to write. I am interested in pursing this program.

    • trail
      Posted at 10:29h, 12 April

      We will be revising and updating our applications for the 2022 programs in the coming months. Generally, applications become available in early November on our website, and are due in early-to-mid January. Please check back on our website in the fall!

  • Angela Ramos
    Posted at 18:52h, 08 August

    Due to the closing of the program for the 2021 summer, will the students whom are juniors during this year be unable to apply for the summer program in 2022?

    • trail
      Posted at 16:01h, 28 September

      Angela, students who are currently juniors in high school this fall are eligible to apply for the 2022 programs.

  • Ridham patel
    Posted at 00:50h, 12 August

    How can i apply for 2022? Will senior high school student can apply?

    • trail
      Posted at 16:02h, 28 September

      Ridham, in general, students who are currently seniors in high school are not eligible. Please see the information on the 2022 programs elsewhere on this site.

  • Alejandro Gutierrez
    Posted at 18:00h, 14 September

    When we will get any update of the program for 2022?

    • trail
      Posted at 15:59h, 28 September

      Alejandro, please find updated information about the 2022 programs elsewhere on this website. Applications will be available online in mid-November.