2024 TASS Nominations Open

05 Oct 2024 TASS Nominations Open

From now through December 1, 2023, Telluride Association is accepting nominations for the Telluride Association Summer Seminar (TASS). We seek nominations for high school sophomores and juniors (“rising juniors” and “rising seniors”), who will be invited to apply to our free, six-week seminar in Summer 2024.

Who can nominate a student?

We welcome nominations from school counselors, teachers, community members, mentors, family members, and Telluride Associates. We also welcome self-nominations from students.

Which students are eligible?

TASS applications are open to all high school sophomores and juniors (“rising juniors” and “rising seniors”). Both US and international students are welcome to apply. We admit applicants from all backgrounds, and welcome applications from Black and Indigenous students, other students of color, and/or students who have experienced economic hardship. We seek students who are intellectually curious, community-minded, and self-motivated.

What is TASS?

TASS is a a free, six-week summer educational experience for high school sophomores and juniors. TASS prepares and inspires promising young students to lead and serve through transformative educational experiences rooted in critical thinking and democratic community. Telluride Association covers all program costs for every student, including tuition, books, room and board, field trips, and facilities fees.

Our Telluride Association Summer Seminars (TASS) study how power and privilege shape social structures through courses in humanities and social sciences. TASS-CBS (Critical Black Studies) offers seminars that explore topics within history, politics, literature, art, and other intellectual and cultural contributions from people of African descent. TASS-AOS (Anti-Oppressive Studies) considers systems of power and oppression including white supremacy, patriarchy, and classism, and possibilities of social transformation. Seminars titles and descriptions will be available in the spring. (Those who have heard from us before may notice significant changes from our 2020 and earlier programs. To learn more about why we made these changes, you can read our letter here.)

Learn more about TASS…

Where can I find more information?

Thank you for helping us find students who will benefit from this educational opportunity!

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