Full room and board scholarship!

<p>Hey all,
I'm a current Telluride House member at Cornell, and I want to encourage all current, prospective, and incoming students to consider applying for one of our full room and board scholarships. We provide a thriving community based on our three pillars: community living, intellectual life, and self-governance. </p>

<p>Our applications for the 2011/2012 school year will be available early in this coming Fall semester. </p>

<p>Our website: Telluride</a> House at Cornell University | "so peculiar in purpose and practice..."
The Telluride Association: Telluride</a> Association</p>

<p>We also have a wonderful wikipedia article!</p>

<p>What? No questions or interest at all?</p>

<p>Well...it's kind of early for 2011/2012</p>

<p>Yeah, but our application takes place the year before. It's sort of an unfortunate part of the way our academic and scholarship schedule works out right now. Many students I know are already working out their living situations for the next year during the Fall semester, though, so for a lot of people it doesn't feel too early.</p>

<p>I'm very interested.Telluride House seems like a great option for next year! However,I can't find any information about the house on the cornell housing webpage or in the "living and learning at Cornell" brochure. Is it a cooperative residence? How selective is the application process? Oh and where do you guys eat?</p>

<p>I have a question. Is there any internet in the rooms, like ethernet ports?</p>

<p>Telluride House is run independent of Cornell. Our students run the branch themselves (self-governance) including admissions and day-to-day affairs. We're situated by the frat houses on West Campus. If any of you know where DU is, maybe.</p>

<p>We certainly do have internet. We actually have wireless throughout the house, as well as ethernet ports in all of the rooms. </p>

<p>We'll have an open house or two at the beginning of the year where we'll be giving tours and applications to people.</p>

<p>Selectiveness: It's hard to say. We get a pretty varied number of applications and we like to have a house size of 25-30 ideally. The scholarship lasts for five years or the completion of a degree, so on any given year we might accept somewhere between four and seven people out of an initial pool of thirty or forty students from Cornell who apply.</p>

<p>We have a chef who prepares lunches and dinners, and breakfast is provided in the form of cereal, bagels, etc.</p>

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<p>Images of the Telluride House taken for our application to become a registered historic site.</p>

<p>shame i never knew of this or i would have applied.</p>

<p>I'll definitely be applying! I won't be there till Fall '11, but I'll be applying ASAP! Can I join as a freshman?</p>

<p>Yes. We are happy to accept applications from incoming freshman. Keep an eye on our website, and the applications should come out sometime in September. You do not have to be currently enrolled to apply, only to actually live in the house, so high school seniors and prospective transfers may apply.</p>

<p>How many singles are available, and is it likely that you'll be assigned to a single if you request it?</p>

<p>The singles issue is tricky. It is possible to request a single, and someone with a good enough reason can get one, but in general our limited number of singles go to seniors who are working on theses. The average housemember gets a single for one semester during their time in the House assuming no outside circumstances/special needs. </p>

<p>Most students live in large doubles. The House is small enough in population that you know everyone well, and so you're never roomed with a stranger in the same way you are in a dorm. As orientation committee chair I carefully comb through detailed rooming surveys and use personal knowledge of every housemember to make rooming decisions. The House behaves more like a family in a lot of ways: making sure to room new housemembers with older housemembers to help them adjust, for instance. During my freshmen year at the House I had a senior roommate who helped me with academic decisions, proofread papers, and was incredibly supportive throughout all the normal freshman college stresses.</p>

<p>I'm definitely interested as well. About how many applications does the Telluride House process throughout the period?</p>

<p>Oh and about how many are undergraduates and how many are grad students?</p>

<p>Both of those vary a lot by year. We separate applications into two pools based on our summer program alumns, but in general we get about 45-50 applications total, and somewhere around 25 or so hill applicants, I believe.</p>

<p>Last year in the house we had six grad students and thirteen undergrads as well as three faculty guests.</p>

<p>I'm very, very, very much interested! Can you maybe PM me about the differences in the House application process for TASPers? Or I guess I'll find out more in a few weeks (I think there's an applying-to-Telluride-House seminar/lecture/orientation-thing at TASP, no?).</p>

<p>Yeah, that's what I heard too. I'll definitely be applying.</p>

<p>I understand there is a 5 year limit on housing but do people generally move out senior year to live in college town (as people do in frats) or do they stay and live in? </p>

<p>Do most people apply as sophomores?</p>

<p>I would say that MOST people live in the House for the entirety of their college career from the time they're accepted. Some people take semesters off for study abroad, but very few people choose to live outside of the House while still on campus. It's free and comes with amazing food, so we really don't have a reason not to live there.</p>

<p>The years at which people apply vary a lot. We have a lot of grad students applying as well, so there's no real pattern to when people apply.</p>