David L. and Theresa G. Clayton Fellowship

David Clayton, Terry Clayton, George Maul. Florida Tech library, 2015.


General Endowment


$178,372 (2021)

Year Established



Provide fellowships for graduate students enrolled in Florida Tech's Department ofOcean Engineering and Marine Sciences. (GF000150)


Recipient must be a U.S. citizen who is in good academic standing as determined by the faculty of the Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences. Preference will always be given to renewing the fellowship to the same student in successive semesters until graduate degree is awarded.


David L. Clayton earned both his master’s degree in ocean engineering and MBA from Florida Institute of Technology in 1983 and 1986, respectively. He worked for 16 years at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, where he had different positions including research and development manager. In addition, he worked as general manager of Vetrol Data Systems in Vero Beach and serves as Mayor of the Town of Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado.

Theresa “Terry” Clayton spent her professional career in education as an elementary teacher and specialist and worked for more than 26 years in the Indian River County School District.