2021 Winner: Ethan Ryder

Biography: Ethan is currently a senior at Montclair High School with a deep interest in Math, Physics and Computer Science. In his spare time, he enjoys working on maker projects, playing chess, and biking. Ethan lives in Montclair, NJ with his parents, sister, dog, two cats, and giant fish. He is looking forward to starting college this Fall and majoring in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

Reaction statement: It is estimated that epilepsy affects more people than autism spectrum disorder, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and Parkinson’s combined, and yet it is rarely talked about. For one-third of people living with epilepsy, seizures continue despite treatment and there is no cure. I’m very grateful to KaplunMarx for this generous scholarship and for raising awareness of epilepsy.