The Gerald J. Ruben Scholarship Fund
The Gerald J. Ruben Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Preference in selection is given to journalism students who intend to enter the field of Television News and Journalism. The recipient must also be a Wisconsin resident.
About the process: Students do not apply for individual scholarships with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Students fill out one application and the scholarship committee matches students to awards. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academics, study area and involvement. Visit our website for more information about our undergraduate scholarship program and accessing our application.
Who is eligible to apply?
Declared School of Journalism and Mass Communication majors
Seniors graduating in the spring or summer terms
Who is not eligible to apply?
Seniors graduating in December of the current term
Gerald J. Ruben (‘62) began his career in 1962 at WGN in Chicago. He went to Los Angeles in 1969 working for KTTV, KNXT and KTLA, where he spent the majority of his career. In 2006, he was honored for 30 years distinguished service as news director and executive producer. He won the prestigious Peabody Award for his station’s coverage of the Rodney King videotaped beating, and has won 12 Emmy Awards and numerous awards from the Radio and Television News Association, the Associated Press and the Los Angeles Press Club. He produced nearly 10,000 television newscasts, believed to be a record for an individual in the United States.