Tasneem Fatima Khan Fellowship

The Tasneem Fatima Khan Legacy Fellowship uses endowed resources to promote service, scholarship and sportsmanship–all of which are values Tasneem exemplified throughout her own life. Mrs. Khan left behind a legacy of positive impact on her community. She was committed to improving social conditions as well as public health and welfare and remained dedicated to providing opportunities within her Kashmiri community.

The scholarship will be awarded through the Youth Leadership Institute at the Muslim Public Affairs Council through the MPAC Public Service Fellowship. The award is based on merit and need to student(s) who exemplify the ideals Mrs. Khan displayed throughout her life. Preference will be given to candidates who exhibit financial need. This wonderful award will be a multi-year opportunity, providing fellows with $6,000 per year for 3 years. 


  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student during the entire academic year
  • U.S. Citizen
  • GPA threshold of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

MPAC Public Service Fellow Duties:

  • Write meeting memos
  • Pitch in at Hill meetings
  • Research and write memos on policy issues to support MPAC Policy Staff
  • Compile research into Op-Eds and Policy Papers

Successful Completion of Fellowship Criterion:

  • Fellow provides two reference letters from their time as a fellow
  • Fellow writes a summary of their fellowship experience highlighting successes and lessons learned
  • Fellow has a meet and greet with Mr. Khan telling him about his/her experience and updating him on the benefits of the program
  • Fellow completes a publication focused on one of these three areas: women’s rights, human rights, Kashmir