Physician Assistant Studies

James Hampton Scholarship Fund

The James Hampton Scholarship Fund was created to honor Dr. James A. Hampton (1948-2009), who taught at The University of Toledo for over 20 years. Dr. Hampton was an integral part of the Physician Assistant and Nursing Programs and now Dr. Hampton's legacy will continue forever with the annual awarding of three scholarships to UT students.

The James Hampton Scholarship Fund has raised more than $25,000 and is fully endowed. Having this fund 'endowed' means that Dr. Hampton will be forever honored through the annual awarding of 3 scholarships to students at The University of Toledo. The annual amount of each award is based on the net gains of the fund.

The James Hampton Scholarship Fund annually awards two Nursing Students and one Physician Assistant Student.

To increase the amount of money awarded, we continue to accept donations & truly appreciate your support:

Please donate

Search for fund number 1301654 or type Hampton in the search bar to get to the James Hampton Scholarship Fund page.

About Dr. Hampton:

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Dr. James A. Hampton (1948-2009)
James Hampton, Ph.D., was a long-time resident of the Toledo-area who came to The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (formerly Medical College of Ohio - MCO) in 1986 to work in the laboratory and ended up teaching at the University for over 20 years. Dr. Hampton produced research (credited with four patents, 41 published articles and abstracts in scientific journals, 29 papers and eight chapters in peer-reviewed books) and taught Pathophysiology courses to students in multiple disciplines (Physician Assistant Studies, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Medicine and the Basic Health Sciences). In 2004, he became a tenured professor and received the Prism Award for teaching excellence in the UT College of Nursing.

In 2007, Dr. Hampton was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.  Shortly after the diagnosis, this progressive neurodegenerative disease forced him to retire from the work that he so loved.  In 2009, he was named emeritus professor in the College of Nursing.  On December 7, 2009, Dr. Hampton, with his family at his side, passed away.  “Hampton on the Trail” is an annual event to honor the man who has touched the lives of so many at The University of Toledo and whose love of the Maumee River inspired this event.  The James Hampton Scholarship Fund benefits students who excel in the pathophysiology courses that Jim taught here at The University of Toledo (specifically Nursing and Physician Assistant students).  We hope that you will support our efforts to endow this fund so that Dr. Hampton will be perpetually honored.

2010 Hampton on the Trail

Hampton on the Trail Logo

Over 125 people attended the 2010 Hampton on the Trail on a beautiful day on May 15, 2010 at Side Cut Metropark in Maumee, OH. 

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The volunteers at the registration table were all smiles for this great event.

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Each pre-registered participant received a free Hampton on the Trail t-shirt.

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Before and after the event friends viewed pictures of and visited with Dr. Hampton's family.

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The UT PA Student Society supported the event and provided information about ALS.

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And they're off!  Over 100 people participated in the 5k run and 3k walk on a beautiful day.

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Dr. Hampton's mother was happy to visit with family and friends.

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Dr. Hampton's sons ran the race together in honor of their father.

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At the conclusion of the event, Mrs. Hampton handed out awards and prizes to participants.

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Thank you everyone who attended!

Last Updated: 6/27/22