The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation provides young people challenged with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) the financial ability to pursue a college education.
The physical and emotional trials of being a child with T1D are well documented; however one of the less publicized effects of T1D is the strain on the families. Parents are faced with concerns over the health of their child compounded by the question of how to pay for the daily care and supplies, much less the idea of paying for their college tuition.
Scott and his wife Kim are committed to helping children with T1D and their families achieve their dreams of going to college by providing scholarships to T1D students committed to managing their diabetes through proper administration of their medication, eating a healthy diet, and staying physically active.
The Foundation is funded through personal resources of the Verplank Family and other donations. In addition, the Verplanks host an annual celebrity golf tournament, the Verplank Foundation Invitational, to raise additional dollars to fund scholarships.
For more information, please visit verplankfoundation.com.