Telluride Association: College Opportunities and Beyond

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Telluride Association:
College Opportunities and Beyond
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Agenda
Staying Involved after TASS
Telluride House: a 4-Year Long TASS?
Deep Springs College: Cowboy Scholars
Becoming a Tellu-lifer: Joining the Association
Q&A
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Staying involved with the Association after TASS
After TASS, you will join the 5000+ living associates of Telluride Association
programs. If you choose, you can maintain your connection to the Association in
several ways:
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TASS Alumni Development and Support (TADAS)
Attend or host regional alumni networking events
Summer program application reading parties
Summer program candidate interviews
You can also apply to other Telluride programs:
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Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP)
Factota
Telluride House
Deep Springs College*
Telluride Association membership
*Not actually part of Telluride Association (but we like them anyway)
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TASS Alumni Development and Support (TADAS) – This weekend!
In the fall of your senior year of high school, the Telluride Association invites former TASSers
to attend a TADAS weekend at either Michigan or Cornell.
College Visit
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Attend class(es)
Visit departments and talk with professors
Learn admissions and financial aid information
Hang out with Telluride Housemembers
Get a feel for college life during the school year
College Prep
▪ Essay workshop
▪ Essay reviews
▪ Applications to the Telluride Houses
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Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP)
(Kind of) like TASS, but the summer after your junior year.
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What is Telluride House?
Telluride House is a scholarship house for undergraduate and graduate students who
share the educational ideals of the Association. If selected, students received full room
and board (valued at approximately $6000/year) for the duration of their degree, up to 5
years. There are two houses, one at the University of Michigan and one at Cornell
University.
University of Michigan
Cornell University
(MBTA)
(CBTA)
Telluride
House
Founding Year
2000
1910
# Residents
25-30
25-30
Website
www.telluride-house.org
www.telluridehouse.org
Pillars
▪ Self-governance
▪ Intellectual inquiry
▪ Community service
▪ Self-governance
▪ Intellectual inquiry
▪ Community living
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What does living at Telluride House actually entail?
Self
Governance
Intellectual
Inquiry
Community
Service/
Community
Living
▪ Actively participate in bi-weekly house meetings
▪ Evaluate prospective house member applications
▪ Serve on or chair a committee – recruitment, project development,
intellectual affairs
▪ Participate in and shape the scholarship review process
▪ Participate in regular dialogue with the Association to discuss the
House’s future direction
▪ Deliver an hour-long pubspeak each year
▪ Recruit and interview potential faculty fellows
▪ Invite scholars to give lectures and host events on campus
Community Service
▪ Plan and propose semester-long community service initiatives
▪ Organize House-wide service events
Community Living
▪ Oversee House kitchen and maintenance employees
▪ Maintain the physical plant of the House
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Fun: the Fourth Pillar
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Cornell Branch of the Telluride Association (CBTA)
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Cornell Branch of the Telluride Association (CBTA)
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Cornell Branch of the Telluride Association (CBTA)
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Michigan Branch of the Telluride Association (MBTA)
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Michigan Branch of the Telluride Association (MBTA)
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Michigan Branch of the Telluride Association (MBTA)
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Telluride House Alumni
Telluride House members represent a wide range of backgrounds and interests, and
have often gone on to become leaders in business, law, academia, science, and public
service. Here are some of the places recent alumni have worked/studied:
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Scholarships for Telluride House Members
There are a variety scholarship opportunities which are available
to Telluride House members:
▪ Mike Yarrow Adventurous Education Award – up to $3,000
to fund a non-paying, public service activity during the
summer that is outside of an academic institution (available to
all Telluride associates)
▪ Mansfield-Wefald Senior Thesis Prize - $1,000 for best
scholarly thesis written by a Telluride associate in his or her
final undergraduate year
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Application Process
The application process to both Houses consist of a written application,
transcripts, letters of recommendations and if selected, an interview with current
House members.
Cornell University
Submission timeline: September 15, 2014
University of Michigan
Submission timeline: October 15, 2014
If you wish to experience campus life, you have the option to “rusticate,” or
defer living in the House for up to 1 academic year.
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What is Deep Springs College?
Deep
Springs =
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What is Deep Springs College?
Deep Springs is an all-male liberal arts college located on a cattle-ranch and alfalfa farm
in California's High Desert. Each student attends for two years and receives a full
scholarship valued at over $50,000 per year. Afterwards, most complete their degrees at
the world's most prestigious four year institutions.
▪ Size: 26 students, 11-15 in
each class
▪ Pillars: academics, labor, selfgovernance
▪ Students are responsible for
developing their curriculum
and selecting faculty for each
semester
▪ Application process consists of
essays and transcript, and if
selected, an interview with
current students
“… the most successful experiment in higher
education in U.S. history.”
- Vanity Fair, June 2004
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Joining the Telluride Association
The Telluride Association is a primarily volunteer-based organization whose members
(trustees) are associates and House members. Individuals typically join in their early 20’s.
Once you become a trustee of the Association, you might be called upon to serve in the
following capacities:
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Manage the Association’s endowment ($42M as of FY11)
Plan and coordinate TASS and TASP
Advise the Telluride Houses and oversee their admissions and review processes
Supervise Association employees and ensure that the Association is an equitable and
attractive employer
▪ Serve as the Association’s representative among top colleges and universities
▪ Shape the future direction of Telluride Association
Interested associates are invited to attend the annual Convention (mid-June) prior
to applying for membership (travel costs are reimbursable). The application process
consists of essays, a quiz, and an interview with Association members during
Convention.
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Questions?
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