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Dr. Brady Cox Scholarship

Enoch Brady Cox, Jr., was born in Roscoe, Texas to Enoch and Lena (King) Cox on August 12, 1925. The family moved to Abilene when he was 8 months old. 

Brady graduated from Abilene High School in 1943. 

During World War II, he was an Army company clerk and light mortar crewman in the 97th Division Infantry in Germany and the occupation of Japan. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant. 

Brady Cox graduated from McMurry College in 1948 and married his sweetheart, Katydell “Katy” McCarty, on June 30, 1949. 

He taught school in Seminole for one year before returning to school. He attained a master's degree at Southwestern Medical College and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Baylor University in Dallas in 1953. 

Dr. E. Brady Cox practiced dentistry for 55 years, specializing in pediatric care. He was a loyal member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and participated in numerous local civic organizations. 

After his love of family and friends, his next passion was spending time at his ranch. Brady was happily working cows, plowing, and bulldozing trees two months before his death. 

Dr. Cox, 84, passed away at home in Abilene on October 22, 2009, following a brief illness.


  • Must be an incoming college student (freshman to senior level)
  • Majoring in these academic programs preferred: education, medical, agricultural 
  • Enrolled in any two- to four-year accredited institution or vocational/technical school