DONOR DOLLARS AT WORK: Braylon Bradt, Agriculture
By Jana Garvie Lindley
2023 Northwestern graduate Braylon Bradt, Alva, Okla., made the most of his college experience with the assistance of donor dollars.
“The scholarships I acquired allowed me to graduate college debt-free,” said Bradt.
Participating in Ranger Marching Band, Chamber Winds, Concert Band and College Republicans, Bradt was a fourth-generation Ranger Band member.
The Bradt family has strong Northwestern ties with alumni, including great-grandfather Wesley Mallory, ’51; grandparents Charlene Bradt Rohrer, ’78, and Myron Bradt, ’79; parents JoDe Bradt, ’01, and Jerad Bradt, ’05; and other Ranger relatives.
Growing up on the family farm guided him to major in agriculture.
He said, “I am an eighth-generation farmer and want to continue that legacy. My goal is to run the family farm and help our business continue to grow.
“During my time at Northwestern, I have taken some great classes. My ag classes have been my favorite. They were very informative and have prepared me for my career.”
Bradt received the Norville & G.A. Johnson Scholarship.
The Norville D. and Georgia Anne Johnson Scholarship was endowed in 1997 in honor of the couple. Georgia was a ’52 alumna of Northwestern. She and her husband were lifelong leaders of the Alva business community. The scholarship gives back to the community the Johnsons loved. It is awarded to selected graduating seniors from Alva High School who have at least a 3.0 GPA.