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Dean Hodes Memorial Scholarship

Dear Friends,
Dean Hodes was an ADVENTURER! His passion for interaction and discovery took him to numerous locations across the globe where his energy and enthusiasm allowed him to interact and engage with the fascinating people he met along the way. Dean enjoyed helping others and was quick to give of his time and compassion to those in need. I had the sincere pleasure of travelling the world with Dean on numerous occasions. In locations such as Ethiopia, Chile and Turkey I witnessed firsthand the impact these experiences had both on Dean as a young man as well as the impact he left behind through his contagious generosity of spirit and zest for life.

Dean tragically passed away in July of 2017. His loss was sudden, crushing and felt deeply within the Telluride Academy community and many communities beyond. In an effort to honor Dean's spirit and support his passion for exploration, Telluride Academy has created a scholarship fund in Dean’s name. This fund will be designated to provide financial support for students to participate in an Academy international travel program. The Dean Hodes Memorial Scholarship will be made available to students that have a demonstrated interest in global exploration and are in need of financial support.
Please consider joining Telluride Academy in our efforts to honor Dean’s spirit and celebrate his passion for adventure by contributing to the Dean Hodes Memorial Scholarship.
100% of your contribution will be used to continue creating unique moments of interaction, cultural exchange and learning between young people from points across the planet.
With Love, 
Luke Brown
Executive Director
Telluride Academy

E-mail:  Phone: 970-728-5311  Mailing: P O Box 2255, Telluride, CO. 81435  Physical: 300 S. Mahoney Dr Unit C-8

To Apply

All students interested in applying for a Dean Hodes Memorial Scholarship can do so using the link below. Details of the application as well as the student questionnaire can be found through the link.
For more information or for questions please email Telluride Academy Executive Director, Luke Brown at