Abraham’s Tent is proud to offer Sharmallison Scholarships to fund college tuition for eligible students in the U.S. and Guyana.
Education: The Foundation of a Progressive Society
Every child deserves the opportunity to thrive and succeed in the their passion. We at Abraham’s Tent are dedicated to ensuring this possibility.
Padmanee Sharma, MD, PhD and her family began working on Abraham’s Tent in 2016. Dr. Sharma was born and raised in Guyana until the age of 10, when she emigrated with her parents and sibling to the U.S. Having seen the disparity in education among those who could afford private tuition and those who could not, Dr. Sharma vowed that she would one day do something to change this.
That day has come.
Dr. Sharma and her husband, Dr. James Allison, recently launched the Sharmallison Scholarship Program under Abraham's Tent to provide funding for higher education for economically disadvantaged students in Guyana and the United States.
Our Board is governed by:
Shamim Ibrahim, B.A. - Co-Director
Sales Consultant, Sokol Packaging Group, Coral Springs FL
Yasmin Ibrahim, - Co-Director
Executive Vice President, Sokol Packaging Group NY
Shahana Khairoola - Chair, Board of Trustees
Educator, Westbury Public Schools, Westbury NY
Steven Sokol, B.A. - Member, Board of Trustees
President, Sokol Packaging Group, New York NY
Thalia Persaud, B.A. - Member, Board of Trustees
Student, La Salle University
Avani Persaud - Member, Board of Trustees
Student, University of Texas at Austin
Kalyani Persaud - Member, Board of Trustees
Student, Sarah Lawrence College
Padmanee Sharma, MD, PhD - Member, Board of Trustees
Professor of Genitourinary Medical Oncology and Immunology
James P. Allison, PhD - Member, Board of Trustees
Recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; Professor of Immunology