Fund will enable the students pursue their educational goals and career aspirations.It will also create grants for Cougar athletes and teams

Not even the coronavirus can stop Taft College from honoring one of its greatest long-time leaders, Taft businessman Bob Hampton.
The virus, however, has forced the cancellation of the college’s annual festive Cougar Cookout celebration that pays tribute to the many veterans who are continuing their education at Taft College and to the many independent students drawn from throughout Kern County who are completing their associate degrees and pressing on to a university education.
Bob Hampton was the proudest one of all of their inspiring achievements. As a Taft College alumnus himself, Hampton faithfully and effectively served the college for more than a decade as chairman of the Taft College Foundation Board. 
Now, in Hampton’s honor, Taft College has launched the Bob Hampton Memorial Scholarship Fund to enable the students he loved so much to be awarded scholarships to pursue their educational goals and to fulfill their career aspirations.
The fund will also create grants for Cougar athletes and teams to be administered by Athletic Director Kanoe Bandy and her coaches.
This fund will be in collaboration with Taft College’s Superintendent-President, Dr. Debra Daniels, who has led this growing institution through these many months of difficulty and uncertainty. 
"As Taft College’s  Foundation Executive Director, I ask all of you who have known Bob Hampton for these many years to join us in creating this legacy scholarship fund, said Foundation Executive Director Sheri Horn-Bunk. "From my own 11 years of working closely with this remarkable man, I know nothing would please him more.
To contribute to the Bob Hampton Memorial Scholarship fund, please contact Horn-Bunk at 661-763-7936 or send an email to