- Goldwater Scholarship (2013)
Benjamin Seitzman graduated as valedictorian of Richwoods High School. He is currently pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees in mathematics and neuroscience at Indiana University. Benjamin has been recognized with many honors and awards, including IU's College of Arts and Sciences Dean's List, Fernandus and Elizabeth J. Payne Scholarship, Hutton Honors Scholarship and, most recently, has been named a 2013 Goldwater Scholar. This prestigious scholarship is awarded only to students studying science, mathematics, or engineering, who are in the top 25% of their class.
After completing his undergraduate education, Benjamin plans to pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience. He hopes to obtain a tenure-track professorship at a Research I university upon completion of his Ph.D. program, and his research interests include various brain diseases, such as schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.