Educational Institutions

Telluride Association Inc

  • Ithaca, NY
  • www.tellurideassociation.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Telluride Association is to:

* Build character by giving significant responsibilities to talented young people and by requiring them to carry out their responsibilities through democratic processes in a small community. We do this by operating for students short- and long-term residential programs that emphasize self-government and by emphasizing the educational value of our own governance.

* Provide outstanding educational opportunities to people while giving them significant responsibilities, with an emphasis on the links between the two. This is to be accomplished through residential and other programs that are to be made accessible to the broadest possible cross-section of youth and that are to complement and supplement other educational institutions. Democratic processes and ideals are to form a central emphasis of these programs.

* Educate young men and women in the ways of critical thinking and democratic self-government and to allow them to develop and utilize this experience in short- and long-term residential programs. Building on the ideas of its founder, L. L. Nunn, the Association works to extend its reach to include the greatest variety of intellectually talented young people in its programs.

* Promote democratic self-government, learning, and shared intellectual life. Through these activities, the Association develops the people who pursue its work.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Cornell Branch of Telluride Association
  3. Michigan Branch of Telluride Association
  4. Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar
  5. Telluride Association Summer Programs
Service Areas

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International

Telluride's programs are based in the United States and the majority of its participants are from there. However, foreign students are welcome to apply and do participate in our summer programs and two residential branches at Cornell University and the University of Michigan.

ruling year

1951

Administrative Director

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Ellen Baer

Keywords

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education, scholarship, democracy, leadership, community, university, Cornell, Michigan, high school

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EIN

16-0870219

Also Known As

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

* Cornell Branch of Telluride Association (CBTA): Approximately 30 intellectually-talented, and community-minded, Cornell University students are provided with renewable room and board scholarships in the pursuit of Telluride's mission. * Michigan Branch of Telluride Association (MBTA): Similar to CBTA, 30 talented University of Michigan students receive renewable room and board scholarships in the pursuit of Telluride's mission. * Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar (TASS): Each summer, forty-eight bright, motivated high school sophomores will participate in one of three challenging six-week college-level courses in African American studies and other fields at the University of Michigan and Indiana University. Telluride works with university faculty to create exciting courses designed to inspire young people. Telluride covers all the program costs, including tuition, books, room and board, field trips, and facilities fees. * Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP): TASP is a six-week educational experience for high school juniors that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school or even college. Each program is designed to bring together young people from around the world who share a passion for learning. Students attend a seminar led by college and university faculty members and participate in many other educational and social activities outside the classroom.

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Program 2

Cornell Branch of Telluride Association

An independent residential scholarship house for approximately 25-30 undergraduate and graduate students and faculty guests at Cornell University. Cornell Branch emphasizes self-government, leadership development, and the formation of a vibrant intellectual community.

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Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

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Program 3

Michigan Branch of Telluride Association

An independent residential scholarship house for approximately 25-30 undergraduate and graduate students and faculty guests at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Michigan Branch emphasizes self-government, leadership development, public service, and the formation of a vibrant intellectual community.

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Education

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General Public/Unspecified

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Program 4

Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar

Free, six week intense college-level summer programs for high school sophomores focusing on some element of critical Black and ethnic studies. Programs are currently held at Indiana University, the University of Michigan, and Cornell University.

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Education

Population(s) Served

Blacks

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

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Program 5

Telluride Association Summer Programs

Offered since 1954, free, six week intense college-level summer programs for high school juniors focusing on the liberal arts. Programs are currently held at Cornell University and the University of Michigan.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Telluride's programs are based in the United States and the majority of its participants are from there. However, foreign students are welcome to apply and do participate in our summer programs and two residential branches at Cornell University and the University of Michigan.

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TELLURIDE ASSOCIATION INC .
Fiscal year: Jun 01-May 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Administrative Director

Ellen Baer

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Amy Saltzman

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