The Telluride Association Summer Seminars (TASS) are six-week educational experiences for high school sophomores and juniors. We offer two programs:
TASS in Critical Black Studies: Telluride works with faculty to create exciting courses designed to inspire young people to explore the histories, politics, literature, and art of people of African descent.
TASS in Anti-Oppressive Studies: Telluride works with faculty to create exciting courses designed to inspire young people to explore the histories, politics, literature, art, and other areas within the humanities and social sciences through anti-racist and anti-oppressive frameworks.
Participants in TASS will attend a college-level, discussion-based academic seminar, develop critical reading and writing skills, and explore the principles and practice of democratic community living. Participants will attend a three-hour college class each day, taught by two professors.
|who should apply?||rising juniors and rising seniors, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds|
|eligible grade levels||sophomores + juniors|
|cost||free (except transportation to program, financial aid available)|
|opens||late November 2021|
|deadline||early January 2022|
|decisions released||early May 2022|
|date of program||TBA|
|selectivity||no exact numbers but highly selective|
|link||Critical Black Studies|
Anti Oppressive Studies
- students with one year remaining before graduation from high scbe a sophomore or junior in high school
- may only apply to one program per year
- do not need to be a US citizen or attend a US high school
- essay(s) required and highly weighted
- grades and test scores asked for but not weighted as heavily
Round 2 (selected candidates interviewed around March-April)
- letter of recommendation
- interview with Telluride Association board members + program alums
- essay you wrote for school
Final participants + alternates will be chosen based on interviews + written applications, announced in early May 2022
- This is the RSI of the humanities world. Very selective, essays hold a lot of weight in this process so give them the time they deserve.
- If you are interested in humanities, particularly social justice and race, these are the programs for you. General humanities/social science programs are hard to come by, and this is one of the best.