CLU Student Tasmiha Khan Recognized as Scholar and Fellow
CLU student Tasmiha Khan was recently recognized as an Advancing Inclusion Scholar by the El-Hibri Foundation and a Net Impact Racial Equity Fellow by Net Impact.
The El-Hibri Foundation awards the El-Hibri Scholarships for Advancing Inclusion to three exemplary students significantly focused on advancing inclusion of American Muslim communities. The El-Hibri Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation based in Washington, D.C. In addition to its other areas of work, the Foundation continues the El-Hibri family’s charitable tradition of supporting orphans in the Middle East, particularly in Lebanon.
The Net Impact Racial Equity Fellowship is a year-long leadership development program where fellows can design and implement an action project on their campus about racial equity. Net Impact is a global organization of students and professionals working towards social and environmental change. Using student and professional chapters, Net Impact provides its members with experiences and connections that will allow them to have the greatest impact, by taking on social challenges, protecting the environment, inventing new products and orienting business toward the greater good. Claremont Lincoln University recently established the first online Net Impact Chapter for our graduate students.
Tasmiha Khan is currently studying the M.A. Social Impact program at Claremont Lincoln University and is the Vice President of the CLU Net Impact Chapter. Khan became known as the “Chief Inspirational Officer” to her colleagues for creating a registered and incorporated tax-exempt non-profit known as Brighter Dawns while at Wesleyan. For her work, she has been invited as a panelist to Brown University’s SEED Conference and a speaker at Yale’s Global Health and Innovation Conference. Khan was awarded 2011’s Project for Peace $10,000 Winner and the Dell Social Innovation Semifinalist Fellowship. In 2012, Khan was invited to the White House to speak about her work and was the only Chicagoan to be awarded the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award of $10,000 and named Do Something.org’s “11 Young Women to Look Out For.” Khan has been featured in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant, Southtown Star, ABC News and on the front page of Middletown Press to name a few. In 2013, to date, Khan have been the youngest award recipient of Muslim Women Alliance (MWA)’s Inspiring Woman Award and in 2014, Khan was awarded Chicago’s Top Muslim Achiever in Activism and Service Award.To date, under Khan’s direction, 17 wells, 20 latrines and bathing spaces along with 200 sanitary kits in Bangladesh have been distributed, impacting over 15,000 people locally and abroad. In 2015, Khan was invited for dinner to the White House Dinner by President Obama for Entrepreneurship Achievement. In 2016, Khan was Clinton Global Initiative Conference Awardee.
Congratulations to Ms. Tasmiha Khan for her achievements!