Tasmiha Khan

“I founded the Junior Muslim Ummah of America to motivate and council youngsters to engage in humanitarian activities. Through this experience I have gained valuable public speaking and leadership skills, and come to recognize the importance of being a positive figure to the younger generation. With the AWIB scholarship, I can continue to partake in future endeavors that will allow me to contribute to the betterment of the world. I thank AWIB and all their sponsors for contributing to my education and learning opportunities!”
– Tasmiha Khan, Class of 2012

Tasmiha is a sophomore at Wesleyan University majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior. She transformed a baby-sitting program at a religious organization into an interactive school-like program called, Junior Muslim Ummah of America. Through this program she tutored and engaged children in productive activities, and was in charge of creating lesson plans, activities and quizzes to promote fun learning. She knew her efforts made an impact when a student came up to her after class one day, hugged her and said “Thank you Ms. Khan, you don’t know how much it means to me to learn from you.”

Tasmiha also volunteers at the Middlesex Hospital in the ER department and is a Youth Advisory Council Member at Do Something. She has worked as an intern for the Institute of Health Research and Policy and an Office Assistant at Wesleyan University Olin Library.

Among her many honors and awards, is the Prudential Spirit of Community Service Award and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation Award. 



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