John Bradley Scholarship of Honor

United States Navy Corpsman John Bradley, Appleton, WI

United States Navy Corpsman
John Bradley, Appleton, WI

John Bradley graduated from Appleton West in 1942. He served his country as a US Navy Corpsman in World War II. Bradley received the prestigious Navy Cross for his bravery in saving lives at Iwo Jima.  After he returned from the war, he married high school sweetheart, Betty, and they had eight children. He fulfilled his life-long dream by buying and managing his own funeral parlor. Bradley's loss in 1994 at the age of 70 saddened his home town of Appleton, Wisconsin and the family he left behind.






McKayla Knoebel is studying Chemistry at the University of MN- Twin Cities


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Kayleigh Beaudo is studying Education at UW-Stevens Point.  She is pictured by the John Bradley memorial.










Claire Ferguson is studying Pre-medicine at St. Norbert


Elaine Christianson is studying Biology and Pre-Medicine at Bethany Lutheran College



Sydney Wayner is pursing a degree in Dietetics at University Wisconsin Stevens Point



Mackenzie Bush is studying Education at the UW-Oshkosh.  She is pictured here with John's Daughter, Kate Bradley



Christian "Jordon" Filipiak studied to become a Physicians Assistant.  He is pictured here with John's daugther, Kate after this years scholarship presentation. 



Madelyn Fellinger was accepted in the nursing program at the Univesrity of Eau Claire.  She is pictured here with John's daugther, Kate after this years scholarship presenation. 



Elizabeth Seitz entered into Aerospace Enginnering while participating in the Air Force ROTC at the University of Minnesota.



Benjamin Hanson pursued a career in fire protection



Nathan Franzke entered in the field of Criminal Justice.  He is pictured here with Ron and Colleen Weyers and John's daughter, Kate.



Stacy Pritchett majored in Elementary Education



The first John Bradley Scholarship of Honor was awarded to Luke Justman in May 2007. Luke pursued his dream of becoming a combat medic. Luke was presented the scholarship by Mrs. Bradley (l) and scholarship sponsors Ron and Colleen Wyers.



5 Star Endowment Sponsor

  • Weyers Family Foundation

2 Star Contributors

  • Appleton West High School World War II Veterans

1 star Contributors 

  • Elizabeth, Jeffrey and Linda Seitz