David Byron Thompson Memorial Scholarship


Type

General Endowment

Value

$68,094 (2021)

Year Established

2010

Purpose

Scholarships to provide support for students enrolled in the Mathematics Education program. (GF000099)

Description

Recipients must be an upper-level junior or senior enrolled in Mathematics Education with a preference given to students involved in golf; must remain in good academics standing and continue to meet the academic criteria that generall apply to recipients of financial aid.


History

David “Byron” Thompson was born in November 2nd, 1987 in Pace, Florida. He graduated from Pace High School in 2006, where he participated in different sports such as basketball, baseball, football, and golf. He attended Florida Institute of Technology and graduated with a degree in Math Education in July of 2010. He played varsity golf while at Florida Tech.

Byron died in August 7th, 2010, at the age of 22. However, he is remembered by his family, friends, and everyone who knew him. “Byron loved spending time with his family and friends, working on cars, designing and creating projects and golfing with his dad. He was a funny, sweet, loving, inquisitive, compassionate, determined and mischievous guy. Byron simply filled a room both physically and with his personality and all who knew him loved him”, his family said.

Recipients:

2019                            Blake Derhammer and Steven Manteiga

2020                            Gabriella Filippelli